Our Story

Whidbey Coffee started 29 years ago...

In 1989, Dan Ollis purchased an espresso cart and spent the summer attending local fairs selling premium coffee drinks.  This entrepreneurial move propelled him into the fast growing industry of specialty coffee as he began to lay the framework of what is now Whidbey Coffee Company.

A strong commitment to quality products and customer service helped Dan grow the company into a booming business.  As of 2014, Whidbey Coffee has a thriving wholesale division and 12 retail locations throughout the North Puget Sound region.  From our convenient drive-through locations between Mukilteo and Burlington, to our beautiful cafe in Oak Harbor, we've got your coffee needs covered!

Whidbey Coffee is known for its dedication to excellence in the way we source, roast, and develop our coffees to bring you the best possible experience you could ask for. Our two very popular stands in Oak Harbor have recently been voted "Best Coffee On Whidbey Island" by our amazing customers! Every detail is thought out and expertly delivered by our team of baristas, roasters, and staff to bring you some of the best coffee in the North Puget Sound region. At any one of our locations, you will find some incredible coffees; whether you prefer your coffee whole bean, ground, or by the cup, you are sure to be satisfied by your experience!  Stop on in for one of our signature beverages, including our Famous Frozen Moka; or come by our Oak Harbor cafe to have some lunch with friends.

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We’re pleased to have you join us in this proud tradition and hope you'll work with the same pride we have, serving the finest coffees and seeing Whidbey Coffee Company continue to grow.

Whidbey Coffee’s sister company, Victrola Coffee Roasters has four cafes across Seattle—including their newest location on 3rd & Pine in downtown Seattle. Victrola Coffee continues to sponsor baristas, brewers, and tasters in national and global coffee competitions, this passion for excellence sets the standard for specialty coffee in Seattle.

In May of 2022, we welcomed Seattle Coffee Works to our family. Seattle Coffee Works brings us three amazing Seattle cafes, as-well-as a new view on what specialty coffee can be. Through direct sourcing of coffee at origin, Seattle Coffee Works has set themselves apart in the coffee scene. We are excited to bring what they have learned into our ongoing coffee journey.

Whidbey Coffee has plans on opening more retail locations in the greater Puget Sound region.  In addition we are redesigning and upgrading some current locations as well as expanding our current retail and wholesale coffee sales.

We hope you enjoy meeting our teams and we can’t wait to serve you again.