Caravan Coffee’s founder Pete Miller bought an old Cape Cod house down the street from George Fox University in Newberg Oregon. He started one of the first cafe roasteries of northwest Oregon. This was early in coffee (1990’s) before specialty coffee was hip. The community loved it and his garage quickly became a meeting place for coffee lovers. Drawn by the quality coffee, guests also enjoyed the bakery, bookstore and live music.
As he learned more about coffee Pete began to realize that he could make a difference in coffee growing communities. He began developing relationships with growers and importers in order to give back. Some of the many projects Caravan supports include fresh water biosand filtration in La Plata Colombia, empowering women through Cafe Feminino and donating to schools in Brazil's Monte Carmelo region.
Caravan has grown and expanded operations to a large roasting facility with Tasting Room espresso bar. Here we provide our clients with cafe startup support, espresso equipment demos and SCA certified training.