IN THE BEGINNING, Hygge Coffee Company was founded by Andrew Squires and Brian May. Having roasted coffee as a hobby here in Missoula, they decided to take things to another level. To start a business. Thus, Hygge Coffee Co. was born.
Over the years, life started to take its toll on the future of the company. Between family, kids, and other business responsibilities; the future of Hygge started to look like it was coming to an end.
Then Anna and David Didier came into the picture.
Our owner Anna is born and raised in Missoula, Montana. Unfortunately, in 2018 she lost her grandpa. He had worked hard his entire life and was generous enough to have left his grandkids with small inheritance. He meant the world to Anna, and what she did with the money was very important to her...
...It was around this time her husband David met Andrew Squires.
David grew up working on his family farm in the midwest, and has spent most of his life connected to agriculture in some capacity.
When he learned about the potential that Hygge would be shutting down, he thought this could be a great opportunity. One, to get connected back to his agricultural roots; but more importantly, as a way to honor Anna's grandpa.
Instead of purchasing "things", Anna decided to use her grandpa's gift to be the seed that made purchasing Hygge possible.
As Hygge continues to grow and impact people's lives, we will forever know that it is all possible because of Jim.
When you purchase Hygge Coffee, not only will you get to enjoy delicious handcrafted specialty coffee; but you also, become an integral part of our Hygge community!
The community starts with the beans. We deliberately choose to support the best and most sustainable coffee farms around the globe. The beans are then carefully roasted to enhance their unique flavors to provide you with a tasty cup of coffee.
From the small family farm to the last sip, we believe Hygge Coffee should enhance the lives of all of those involved in the coffee process.
That is why we focus heavily on supporting organizations looking to enhance the lives of the cities, towns, and communities we are all a part of.
Every cup completes the compelling story of what true craft coffee is, how it can impact lives in a positive way, and what it means to Live Hygge.
We love partnering with like-minded organizations so don't hesitate to contact us.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What kind of roaster do you use?
We have a beautiful Natural Gas fueled San Franciscan SF-25 made by Coffee Per in Fallon, Nevada. The roaster is entirely manually operated, allowing the art of craft coffee roasting to be used in producing every one of our unique coffees. Sight, smell, and sound help us to identify the pivotal process as each of our coffees is roasted, it really is a beautiful thing!
2. Are your coffees USDA Organic?
We wholeheartedly believe in ETHICALLY sourced coffee. That being said, the cost to certify coffee farms as Organic is a pricey one, and we don't want to miss out on great coffees if they are not exclusively certified organic. All of our coffees are graded as "specialty" (80 and above on the SCAA scale). Our decaffeinated coffee offerings are always Organic, and also are always decaffeinated without any chemicals using the Swiss Water Process.
3. What is "Regenerative Coffee"?
Regenerative Agriculture is an approach to farming that focuses on principles and practices that increases biodiversity, builds up soil health, enhances the health of local watersheds, and views the farm as an ecosystem. In addition, the overarching aim of regenerative agriculture is to sequester carbon in the soil.
As a specialty coffee roaster, our focus is to work with the coffee growers we partner with to continually develop and enhance the regenerative agricultural methods practiced on their farm.
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