A Friend's Philosophy

Here at Vermont Coffee Company we try hard to be a good friend — locally and globally. Our motto, “Coffee Roasted for Friends®,” is more than a slogan, it’s really our mission, our reason for being in this business. Coffee is a social stimulus that brings people together to share ideas and stories, and when people come together, a community is formed and friends are made. 

We’re a small-town roaster located in Middlebury, Vermont. The big flavor and complex character of our coffees are highlights of our unique style of slow-roasting our beans in small batches, that we have perfected since we began roasting in 1979.


About our coffee

All of our beans are certified organic. We source them from the great coffee-growing regions around the world, seeking out big flavor and bold character in the beans we choose.

We've developed a unique style of slow-roasting our coffee in small batches, which caramelizes the beans and brings out the semi-sweet, chocolate flavor.
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Our Workplace Community

We are a community of hardworking, loyal folks who love to play. We are parents and grandparents, artists and musicians, quilters and knitters, welders and carpenters. We are sugarmakers and volunteer firemen. We golf, ski, kayak, bicycle, and do Sun Salutations. We swim in the rivers, hang our laundry on the line, and wear wool. We read paperback books and write letters in longhand. We stack our own woodpiles and we attend Town Meetings. During lunch we work on jigsaw puzzles and crossword puzzles together, and annually hold Yahtzee tournaments. We love roasting coffee for our friends.



Created by Joe Burris - Operations Manager and Etch-a-Sketch artist