Growing Relationships, One Cup At a Time

Great coffee is powerful. It awakens us through a morning ritual, inspires us to new ideas, and invigorates our palates with its complexity. At Relevant, we believe coffee can offer something even better: the power to bring people together. Business partnerships, lifelong friendships, and great romances have all started over a steaming cup, but that connection can’t happen if the beans are poorly handled. We’re passionate about educating individuals — from restaurateurs and coffee shop owners to servers and barista wanna-be’s — to craft the perfect cup consistently, so relationships can flourish, one cup at a time.

Education

Our emphasis on teaching our clients how to handle their beans sets us apart from other roasters. Teaching is a passion of ours, and we believe in making the learning process as fun and easy as possible. Check back — we’re always adding new tips and ideas.


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Our emphasis on teaching our clients how to handle their beans sets us apart from other roasters. Teaching is a passion of ours, and we believe in making the learning process as fun and easy as possible. Let us know if you’d like us to help you become a better barista, or if you want a consultation for your shop setup.

Wholesalers

You invest a lot in the quality of your service and the experience of your wait staff. We believe your beans should match, so your customers have a robust experience at every turn, down to the third refill on their coffee. We roast exquisite, ethically sourced beans and then educate your staff and baristas about the preparation, provenance and flavor profiles, so that your guests’ coffee experience is on par with everything else you’re doing.


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You invest a lot in the quality of your service and the experience of your wait staff. We believe your beans should match, so your customers have a robust experience at every turn, down to the third refill on their coffee. We roast exquisite, ethically sourced beans and then educate your staff and baristas about the preparation, provenance and flavor profiles, so that your guests’ coffee experience is on par with everything else you’re doing.

Contact us. We’ll fill you in on our process, our delivery schedule, and the availability of custom blends for your shop.

Consumers

Tired of spilled pour-overs and bitter coffee? Not sure what you’re doing wrong? Hey, that’s where we all started. We’ve got a few pointers to get you headed in the right direction so the next pot you brew at home will blow your mind.


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Tired of spilled pour-overs and bitter coffee? Not sure what you’re doing wrong? Hey, that’s where we all started. We’ve got a few pointers to get you headed in the right direction so the next pot you brew at home will blow your mind.

And once you’ve mastered these, give us a ring — we’ll teach you more. Or contact us for more beans and we’ll hook you up.

    Brigida Diggs

    Brigida never dreamed of being a ballerina or an astronaut. She always wanted to be a barista when she grew up. The moment she was old enough, she applied at every coffee shop in her home town and has been slinging espresso ever since. She knows firsthand the reputation baristas have for being snooty, but she doesn't believe people should be made to feel ignorant for their tastes or their questions. At the same time, she knows just how fragile coffee can be, which is why she’s so passionate about coffee education — so people can confidently prepare a cup of coffee that’s precisely to their taste. And as Brigida can attest, there might be a lot riding on those beans — she met her husband one mocha at a time, serving him every morning at their local shop until they finally went on a date ... to a barista competition. When not handling sales and consumer education for Relevant, Brigida hits the rivers and trails of the Pacific Northwest with her mom or decompresses in her kitchen where she has finally mastered the art of the homemade pie crust, an achievement her husband is very enthusiastic about.
    Brigida Diggs

    Brigida never dreamed of being a ballerina or an astronaut. She always wanted to be a barista when she grew up. The moment she was old enough, she applied at every coffee shop in her home town and has been slinging espresso ever since. She knows firsthand the reputation baristas have for being snooty, but she doesn't believe people should be made to feel ignorant for their tastes or their questions. At the same time, she knows just how fragile coffee can be, which is why she’s so passionate about coffee education — so people can confidently prepare a cup of coffee that’s precisely to their taste. And as Brigida can attest, there might be a lot riding on those beans — she met her husband one mocha at a time, serving him every morning at their local shop until they finally went on a date ... to a barista competition. When not handling sales and consumer education for Relevant, Brigida hits the rivers and trails of the Pacific Northwest with her mom or decompresses in her kitchen where she has finally mastered the art of the homemade pie crust, an achievement her husband is very enthusiastic about.

    Mitch Montgomery

    Many people in the Pacific Northwest understand there are a myriad of steps that go into a great cup of coffee, from growing to pouring. Mitch is the rare breed who simply appreciates getting to be a part of that process as much as possible. That’s exactly why he’s in the coffee business — he’s a self-proclaimed coffee nerd. Whether sourcing beans from remote mountain villages, dialing in a custom roast, or sipping at home with his wife, Mitch loves being a link in the chain. His winding journey through the world of coffee began almost a decade ago when he tasted what he now recognizes as his first real latté at Seattle's Victrola Cafe. When given the chance to sit in on a roasting session with their master roaster, he was hooked. Now that he’s intimately involved in all aspects of production himself, Mitch is passionate about ensuring excellence in every step of the process. His favorite time of day is the morning, when he gets to sip a handbrewed Chemex creation while spending time with his young son.
    Mitch Montgomery

    Many people in the Pacific Northwest understand there are a myriad of steps that go into a great cup of coffee, from growing to pouring. Mitch is the rare breed who simply appreciates getting to be a part of that process as much as possible. That’s exactly why he’s in the coffee business — he’s a self-proclaimed coffee nerd. Whether sourcing beans from remote mountain villages, dialing in a custom roast, or sipping at home with his wife, Mitch loves being a link in the chain. His winding journey through the world of coffee began almost a decade ago when he tasted what he now recognizes as his first real latté at Seattle's Victrola Cafe. When given the chance to sit in on a roasting session with their master roaster, he was hooked. Now that he’s intimately involved in all aspects of production himself, Mitch is passionate about ensuring excellence in every step of the process. His favorite time of day is the morning, when he gets to sip a handbrewed Chemex creation while spending time with his young son.

True Believers

There's a reason Mitch and Brigida are so passionate about the relational aspect of coffee — most of their friendships were born over coffee. With 30 years of combined experience in the industry, from serving to roasting to sourcing premium beans, they understand the unique landscape and high expectations that define Pacific NW coffee. (And they’re both foodies, so they approach coffee with the same sensibility they have about French cheese and the proper preparation of toast.) Mitch and Brigida have noticed a gap: plenty of places serve excellent coffee in this neck of the woods, but few teach folks how to make it themselves. Welcome Relevant, to provide exceptional beans along with education so every cup is well prepared. Relevant’s broad array of coffee beans comes from around the world, and with Mitch’s vast experience and artful touch on the roaster, every single batch is packed with heady aromatics and complex flavor.


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