Thanksgiving Coffee
Established:    1972
Location: Fort Bragg, CA
Roasters: Roastmaster Emeritus- Paul Katzeff

Roastmaster- Jacob Long

Roasters:
Joshua Long
John Baumeister
Thanksgiving Coffee
Roaster's Coffees Below
Owners:    Paul Katzeff
Joan Katzeff
Awards:
Macro Roaster of the Year from Roast Magazine (2017)
Sustainability Award Winner from the SCAA (2004, 2012)
Best for the World from the B Corporation (2016 and 2017)
Lifetime Achievement Award from the SCAA (Paul Katzeff, 2008)
Outstanding Contribution to the Association from the SCAA (Paul Katzeff, 1991)
Various high points from CoffeeReview.com
Paul and Joan, 1972
Noyo Harbor Plant-1974
Paul at Noyo Plant
Barth Roaster, 2016
Mendocino
Roast Magazine's 2017 Roaster of The Year Award Winner!

In 1972 Paul and Joan Katzeff moved to the Mendocino Coast, established Thanksgiving Coffee at the Mendocino Hotel, and begin roasting coffee for the Hotel café. At the time this was their only account. They roasted on a Royal #5 twenty-five pound capacity coffee roaster. Sales were approximately fifty pounds each week at $2.50 per pound.

In 1972 Thanksgiving Coffee was just one of many cottage hippie businesses. Nobody had heard of specialty coffee. It was the era of free love, psychedelics, Kent State Vietnam War, Nixon’s Watergate, Jefferson Starship, and a renewed commitment to alternative energy by California Governor Jerry Brown.

Everyone living in Mendocino was having a good time or escaping bad times. It was a time the urban young got on the road and found rural America was still real. They liked what they stumbled upon and stayed on.

Thanksgiving Coffee focused on making a positive contribution to the local community. The causes were local and the business reflected the founder’s relationship to their community. During this time the California wine industry was becoming famous and California cuisine was all about Alice Waters and Chez Panisse. Thanksgiving Coffee grew up surrounded by this culture and a Roastmaster was born.

In 1974, Paul and Joan begin roasting coffee for The Thanksgiving Coffee Restaurant. The restaurant was sold to partners and became The Greenhouse Restaurant. Thanksgiving coffee relocated and was run out a building built before the 1906 Earthquake on the Noyo Harbor, behind a ship called the San Juan. The building stood on a dock. The company grew and operated out of these digs until 1987. Paul and Joan purchased the building in 1975 and the company still owns it today. They keep it for storage and also as a reminder of their humble beginnings and all the amazing old salts, cranky fisherman, and drunken parties that were a frequent part of their lives on the water when Noyo Harbor was just another ”Cannery Row” along the Pacific Coast complete with “fish houses” where local women filleted fifty pound King Salmon, iced three pound crabs and packed Black Cod fillets for shipment to Eastern markets to be smoked and sold as “smoked sablefish” to the Jewish Delis in Chicago and New York City.

Paul says, "All that is gone now but the memory still remains. I guess you can say, “those were the good old days.”

Through the years Thanksgiving Coffee has grown, but it is still a family business. Their son, Jonah helps his parents steer the ship and carry on the legacy.

Paul became one of the founding charter members of SCAA and served as the 3rd President. He hosted the first SCAA conference entitled, “Coffee Human Rights, and Third World Economies.”

"Through coffee, we support justice for our growers, our communities, and the environment. As an activist business, our work is to engage every coffee drinker on big social, economic and environmental issues. Coffee is our medium." “Not Just A Cup, But A Just Cup” is our message.

Mission:
To build a profitable community based company that provides meaningful work in a pleasant, safe work place, where employees take pride in the product we produce, at a wage scale that can support healthy life styles. To do this while benefiting the farmers who produce the raw coffee we import and roast, recognizing that quality of life and quality of coffee go hand in hand. To create a bridge between producers and consumers, leading to a greater understanding between different world cultures.

This the true success of the hippy ideals. To see a company with a mission, 45 years later never waver from its beliefs and contributions. We believe Thanksgiving Coffee is a roaster worthy of your cup.

Thanksgiving Coffee Coffees
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - 2017 Holiday Blend
2017 Holiday Blend
$18.00 / 1.5 lb.
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - Albion River Inn Blend
Albion River Inn Blend
(Organic, Sustainable)

$14.50 / 12 oz.
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - Beaujolais Blend - Dark Roast
Beaujolais Blend - Dark Roast
$13.50 / 12 oz.
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - Beaujolais Blend - Medium Roast- FTO
Beaujolais Blend - Medium Roast- FTO
(Organic, Fair Trade)

$14.50 / 12 oz.
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - Bolivia Canto de Bolivar Organic
Bolivia Canto de Bolivar Organic
(Organic, Fair Trade)

$15.50 / 12 oz.
91 Points Coffee
Review!
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - Byron's Maracaturra Natural
Byron's Maracaturra Natural
(Organic, Shade)

$16.50 / 12 oz.
94 Points Coffee
Review!
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - Byron's Maracaturra, Nicaragua - washed
Byron's Maracaturra, Nicaragua - washed
(Organic, Sustainable)

$16.50 / 12 oz.
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - Christmas Coffee
Christmas Coffee
(Organic)

$15.50 / 1 lb.
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - Colombian Blend
Colombian Blend
$13.50 / 12 oz.
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - Costa Rica
Costa Rica
(Organic, Shade)

$16.00 / 12 oz.
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - Delicious Peace Decaf
Delicious Peace Decaf
(Decaf., Organic)

$16.00 / 12 oz.
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - Delicious Peace, Uganda - Dark Roast
Delicious Peace, Uganda - Dark Roast
(Fair Trade, Organic)

$15.50 / 12 oz.
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - Delicious Peace, Uganda - Light Roast
Delicious Peace, Uganda - Light Roast
(Organic, Fair Trade)

$15.50 / 12 oz.
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - End the Embargo French Roast
End the Embargo French Roast
(Organic, Fair Trade)

$14.50 / 12 oz.
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - Ethiopia Gedeb Yirgacheffe
Ethiopia Gedeb Yirgacheffe
(Organic, Fair Trade)

$17.00 / 12 oz.
93 Points Coffee Review
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - Ethiopia Hambela Farm
Ethiopia Hambela Farm
(Organic, Sustainable)

$17.00 / 12 oz.
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - Ethiopia Natural Yirgacheffe Halo Bariti
Ethiopia Natural Yirgacheffe Halo Bariti
(Fair Trade, Organic)

$16.50 / 12 oz.
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - French Roast
French Roast
$13.50 / 12 oz.
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - Gorilla Fund Coffee - Medium
Gorilla Fund Coffee - Medium
(Fair Trade, Sustainable)

$16.00 / 12 oz.
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - Grauer's Gorilla Fund-Congo Coffee
Grauer's Gorilla Fund-Congo Coffee
(Sustainable, Shade)

$16.00 / 12 oz.
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - Grey Whale Blend- Flavored Coffee
Grey Whale Blend- Flavored Coffee
$14.00 / 12 oz.
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - Guatemala Guaya'b Dark Roast
Guatemala Guaya'b Dark Roast
(Organic, Fair Trade)

$16.50 / 12 oz.
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - Guatemala Guaya'b Light Roast
Guatemala Guaya'b Light Roast
(Organic, Fair Trade)

$16.50 / 12 oz.
90 points on
CoffeeReview.com
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - Kenya Nyeri Peaberry
Kenya Nyeri Peaberry
(Peaberry, Single Estate)

$19.00 / 12 oz.
2017 Roaster of the
Year winning coffee
Submission.
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - Kenya Red Cherry Project
Kenya Red Cherry Project
(Sustainable)

$21.00 / 12 oz.
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - Kona Blend
Kona Blend
$13.50 / 12 oz.
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - Kona Mahina Mele
Kona Mahina Mele
(Organic, Shade)

$41.50 / 12 oz.
93 Points Coffee Review!
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - MacCallum House Blend
MacCallum House Blend
(Organic, Shade)

$14.50 / 12 oz.
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - Mendocino Vienna
Mendocino Vienna
(Organic, Fair Trade)

$14.50 / 12 oz.
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - Miriam Peres Honey Process Honduras
Miriam Peres Honey Process Honduras
(Single Estate, Relationship)

$18.00 / 12 oz.
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - Mocha Java
Mocha Java
$13.50 / 12 oz.
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - Mocha Java - Fair Trade and Organic
Mocha Java - Fair Trade and Organic
(Organic, Fair Trade)

$14.50 / 12 oz.
90 Points Coffee review
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - Nicaragua Flor de Jinotega
Nicaragua Flor de Jinotega
(Shade, Organic)

$15.50 / 12 oz.
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - Nighthawks' Decaf - Royal Blend
Nighthawks' Decaf - Royal Blend
(Decaf., Organic)

$15.50 / 12 oz.
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - Nighthawks' Decaf - Very Dark Roast
Nighthawks' Decaf - Very Dark Roast
(Decaf., Organic)

$15.50 / 12 oz.
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - Nighthawks' Decaf Light
Nighthawks' Decaf Light
(Organic, Decaf.)

$15.50 / 12 oz.
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - Northern Italian Style Espresso
Northern Italian Style Espresso
(Organic, Fair Trade)

$14.50 / 12 oz.
93 Points Coffee Review
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - Northern Italian Style Espresso - FTO Decaf
Northern Italian Style Espresso - FTO Decaf
(Organic, Decaf.)

$15.50 / 12 oz.
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - Noyo Harbor French
Noyo Harbor French
(Organic, Fair Trade)

$14.50 / 12 oz.
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - Old Town French
Old Town French
(Organic, Fair Trade)

$14.50 / 12 oz.
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - Paul's Blend
Paul's Blend
(Organic, Shade)

$14.50 / 12 oz.
92 Points Coffee Review
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - Peru Miel de Cajamarca Organic
Peru Miel de Cajamarca Organic
(Sustainable, Organic)

$15.50 / 12 oz.
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - Rwanda Dukunde Kawa
Rwanda Dukunde Kawa
(Fair Trade, Single Estate)

$16.50 / 12 oz.
92 Points Coffee
Review!
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - SongBird Colombian Dark Roast
SongBird Colombian Dark Roast
(Sustainable, Shade)

$16.00 / 12 oz.
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - SongBird Decaf
SongBird Decaf
(Decaf., Organic)

$16.50 / 12 oz.
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - SongBird Guatemalan, Light Roast
SongBird Guatemalan, Light Roast
(Shade, Relationship)

$16.00 / 12 oz.
90 Points Coffee
Review
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - SongBird Nicaraguan
SongBird Nicaraguan
(Shade, Organic)

$16.00 / 12 oz.
92 Points Coffee Review
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - Songbird Tropical French Roast Blend
Songbird Tropical French Roast Blend
(Shade, Organic)

$16.00 / 12 oz.
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - Southern Italian Style Espresso
Southern Italian Style Espresso
(Fair Trade, Shade)

$14.50 / 12 oz.
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - Sumatra Medium Roast
Sumatra Medium Roast
(Organic, Fair Trade)

$16.50 / 12 oz.
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - Sumatra Very Dark French Roast
Sumatra Very Dark French Roast
(Organic, Fair Trade)

$16.50 / 12 oz.
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - Upsetter Espresso
Upsetter Espresso
(Organic, Fair Trade)

$14.50 / 12 oz.
Thanksgiving Coffee
Thanksgiving Coffee - Vienna Roast
Vienna Roast
$13.50 / 12 oz.
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