About

Bluebeard Coffee Roasters is a 253rd wave coffee company in its nascent stages. It aims to introduce a world-class suite of coffees to an expanding market of educated, discerning arabica aficionados in and around beautiful Tacoma, WA.

First and foremost, the proof is in the cup. At Bluebeard we sample and buy the very best beans we can source. We pay good money for unique and compelling coffees from throughout Latin America, Indonesia and East Africa, largely. And we believe our roasting process brings out the very best in those beans.

The big secret to Bluebeard’s eventual success is no great secret. We buy neat coffees. We roast them well — in a front edge of Full City sweet spot on a beautific 12-kilo Probat. We extract them precisely and look to find and teach others to do the same.

The bet that Bluebeard’s principle, Kevin McGlocklin, made in bringing Bluebeard to the historical Rector building in Tacoma, was that an eclectic crew of like-minded people could create and deliver unsurpassed coffee and thrive in the heart of the south Puget Sound.

We are excited about the process, taking the scenic route to get there. We’ll keep our eyes on the coffee at all times. We’ll tell you what we can deliver, and little else. We will remember to smile and laugh with our customers and at ourselves.

Please come visit our space and sample our beans. We think you’ll be pleased and welcome your feedback.