Who We Are

Moka Joe INC is your hometown Certified 100% Organic Coffee Roastery. Our company stands behind Fair Trade practices and promotes sustainability. Here, we know that every choice matters and it is our mission to act accordingly. Moka Joe is presented as a strong man who fights for the rights of coffee farmers and their families. We bring this motto from the farm through suppliers and throughout our staff.

Vision

To buy and sell sustainably grown coffee following fair trade guidelines while creating an environment for people to have living wage jobs.

Mission Statement

We have made the deliberate decision to acknowledge that our choices matter, and to act accordingly. Providing premium gourmet coffee from sustainably grown products and following fair trade practices is a rewarding experience that we want to pass on to the Northwest and beyond.

Our Team

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Kirsti Mendum

Owner

Years with Moka Joe:
We bought Moka Joe in 2011


Favorite Roast:
Shackleton’s Stout


Drink Preference:
A Moka Joe pour-over at sunrise


Favorite Hobby: Skiing

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Dan Mendum

CEO / Master Roaster

Years with Moka Joe:
We bought Moka Joe in 2011


Favorite Roast: Porter

Drink Preference:
A Moka Joe pour-over at sunrise


Favorite Hobby: Skiing and back country snowmobiling

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Kirsten Fors

General Manager

Years with Moka Joe:
Since 2016


Favorite Roast: Ethiopian

Drink Preference:
Nitro Cold Brew


Favorite Hobby: All things on two-wheels

Roastery Team

Andi Koals

Roastery Manager

Years with Moka Joe:
Since 2012… left once, back for good!


Favorite Roast:
Café Fem Dark Guatemalan


Drink Preference:
“Shot in the dark” with honey


Favorite Hobby: Breathing in the evergreens and ocean air atop a mountain

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Sean Davies

Roastery Foreman

Years with Moka Joe:
Since 2016


Favorite Roast:
Sumatra


Drink Preference:
White Chocolate Frap


Favorite Hobby: Softball, coaching and mountain biking

Cafe Team

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Sammy Rizzo

Cafe Manager

Years with Moka Joe:
Since 2013


Favorite Roast:
Ethiopian


Drink Preference:
Quadio


Favorite Hobby: Snowboarding and baking with my daughter

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Samantha Taipale

Assistant Cafe Manager

Years with Moka Joe:
Since 2015


Favorite Roast:
Skagit Flats


Drink Preference:
Americano – 2 white shots, 2 regular, with a splash of almond milk


Favorite Hobby: Spending time with my son