OVER 30 YEARS OF SMART, SUSTAINABLE, EXCEPTIONAL COFFEE IN YOUR CUP In the remote highlands of 9th century Abyssinia, now Ethiopia, a lone goatherder named Kaldi noticed his goats were full of energy, dancing and prancing, after eating a small red fruit from a nearby shrub. Not wishing to be left out of the fun, he tried the cherries and soon he was dancing, too. According to legend, Kaldi and his goats had discovered coffee. In 1988 we opened the Dancing Goats® Coffee Bar in Olympia Washington, serving locally roasted Batdorf & Bronson® coffee. A few years later, the two beloved Olympia institutions merged, paving the way for decades of innovation in the quest to create great coffee. It’s a long road from Abyssinia to your cup. But we’re glad to be on that journey with you. See our history timeline.