Seattle Gourmet Coffee (SGC) began in 1994, in Kirkland, Washington. As a family-owned business, SGC literally started its coffee distribution business in a garage. Our first public location was an espresso drive-thru in Edmonds, Washington. Over the next few years SGC worked to improve on operations and business practices of the espresso stand. More recently, the company has become a full-service wholesale roaster distributing to hundreds of customers in Washington State and around the USA. Behind the company’s success are its initial partners, Rosendo & Lisa Valenzuela. Brother-in-law Sean Grant joined the business to help build it into what it is today. Both Rosendo and Sean worked for RJR Nabisco, where they acquired more than 20+ years of retail merchandising, wholesale and jobbers experience prior to establishing Seattle Gourmet Coffee. At that time they worked on various national accounts, including such prominent companies as Albertsons, Drug Emporium, Federated Stores, OFC, Safeway, Sears Home Life and United Grocers Cash & Carry. Today they have expanded into more grocery stores that include Thriftyway, Red Apple and IGA affiliated stores. While Rosendo is the company’s master roaster and business director, Lisa manages espresso operations and internal staffing and Sean oversees the internet sales and marketing. All three work together to make Seattle Gourmet Coffee a very unique and special kind of gourmet coffee roaster. The kind that will make "A World of Difference™" to your business, to the coffee you buy or sell, and to the satisfaction of everyone that enjoys the taste of wonderful coffee.