Committed to serving you.
Pete enjoys being a “flame keeper,” coaching the best flavors and aromas from these organic and mystical seeds from faraway places.
My coffee journey began while working as a barista in the mid 1990’s when specialty coffee was really still finding its way into the mainstream. I had the opportunity to learn the intricacies of the retail side of coffee while working in a busy drive-thru and managing the adjoining sit-down café. My passion for the magical elixir never waned and I was eventually drawn to the wholesale roasting world by way of Caravan Coffee. Essentially, my job is to keep Caravan running like a well-oiled machine and I pour my heart and soul into doing just that. I have a shirt that says “Keep Calm and let Tiffany Handle It.” At Caravan, those are words to live by!
Paul Hunter Allen
My mum says I was ruined, as far as coffee was concerned. After two years in Europe, only the best would do. There may be only one thing I enjoy more than seeking the perfect roast on our 25lb San Franciscan roasters–drinking a “flat white” with friends and my wife, Rachel.
About 64% of Americans have a cup of coffee each day. My passion is to show that a great cup makes all the difference when starting your day, as well as showing the other 36% that coffee is the best way to start your day. At the end of the day however, it's about the relationships built when experiencing coffee at its fullest.
The simple request, "we should go out for coffee,” invites camaraderie and conversation. The world of coffee has not only opened the doors to experiencing an excellent global beverage but has contributed to friendships becoming best friendships, dreams becoming realities, and much more. At Caravan Coffee I look forward to sharing the intricacies of the coffee tasting world with you. Currently, my favorite coffee is our Fair Trade Organic Peru Femenino for both a pour-over and espresso.
I am the Tasting Room Manager here at Caravan and have been slinging ‘spro for a handful of years. I have always loved the culture around coffee; from the simple joy of getting a cup of coffee with a friend to the more nitty gritty of how coffee is grown, sourced and prepared. Caravan has been the perfect spot to continue my coffee education, while tasting delicious coffee along the way. I love coffee because of the community it creates. By its very nature, conversation and cultivation occur, which I am a big fan of. I look forward to welcoming you into our space here at Caravan and sharing some awesome coffee with you.
I have been a part of the service and hospitality industry my entire professional life. From serving pre-pulled and chilled espresso shots as cold brew, to becoming fully “Stumptown Trained” and creating craft coffee cocktails, my love of artisan coffee grew as I had the opportunity to work with local businesses that supported direct trade, community action, and really cared about the quality of coffee being served. My journey in the service industry started as a drive-thru barista, moved to managing a PDX café, and then transitioned through the Nashville bar scene, and back again, to my first love: Coffee. I am so honored to be a part of this company and learn a completely new side of the craft coffee industry as I manage customer service for whole sale accounts and assist Tiffany in managing the day to day tasks behind the scenes.
Roderic "Roddy" Hansen
Coffee has unwittingly been an effervescing constant in my life, from fond memories of canteen brews with my father out in nature to the luxury of enjoying espresso flights and developing my palette across the Willamette Valley. But it wasn't until a saunter to northern Italy that I learned something that shifted my posture towards these magical beans entirely: that coffee is so much more than a beverage to be prepared, but a worldwide language to be shared. It is a universal language that I am grateful to make up a small part of. Hemingway once called Paris a "moveable feast," and so too is coffee as I create, share, and ever-constantly learn with my guests.
Coffee has always found a way to be a constant in my life. Whether it be from my childhood when my mom let me have the occasional cup, that first warm sip after a chilly night camping, to the smell of my favorite roast in the morning after my partner brews a fresh pot. I’ve held many barista positions but Caravan has really let my passion for coffee flourish, and I can’t wait to see where it goes!
Being in the Specialty Coffee Industry is an absolute dream to me. As a child, I would often find myself making instant coffee for that morning boost. With my first introduction to espresso at 15, my perspective changed drastically. I suddenly wanted to learn everything and anything there was to know about coffee. After 5 years in the industry, I can honestly say being a barista is the best job I've ever had. Meeting new people and seeing the smile on their faces when I serve them their favorite beverage, well that alone is enough to put me in a good mood for the rest of the day! In the time I've been here, I've watched myself grow and flourish as a barista and as an individual. I am so excited to continue on my education with Caravan Coffee.