Amanda Daley found her passion for fine coffee while working as a barista and attending Chico State. Like many people, she discovered that once you experience really good coffee, there’s no going back.
After graduation she moved to Portland, Oregon, and began home roasting coffee as a hobby. It gave her the freedom to hone her skills, and experiment with different kinds of beans and techniques.
In 2010 she moved to Grass Valley and saw there were limited choices when it came to specialty coffee. As people’s tastes had become more sophisticated due to exposure in larger cities, the demand was clearly exceeding the supply in Nevada County.