“Coffee with Erik”


Chai with Manvi and friends was a special time last year at Greentown Labs.

I remember when I was young having tea with my Grandma. She was so special. We would work in the Garden, make interesting gifts for others. Then have tea. They were times of conversation and dreaming.

My grandma on my moms side had a Swedish Coffee pot on the back burner going and as a kid I would often have a small cup of coffee with milk and sit down at the table. My grandfather would put the sugar cube in his mouth and then sip on his coffee. He was a quiet Swedish man. I enjoyed being beside him. We went fishing into Canada, we built a small boat together, I saw him put a tether ball pole in the ground on a rainy birthday long ago.

“Coffee with Erik” is a way to tell my story.

I was born in Tacoma, Washington In 1959. My dad owned an auto parts store. My parents wanted to move out to the country with a view of the mountain (Mount Rainier). We did buy acreage, cleared some of the land, built a barn and a large house.

I went off to college to study music, performance and education.

Graduated in 1982 and traveled around the US and Canada and ended up in Massachusetts. Helped to start a music school, taught clarinet and performed a concerto at Boston University.

I pursued hospitality at the Sheraton and then ended up at a office coffee distribution company for thirty years. I was instrumental in many areas. Hiring, vendor relationships, sales operations, executive sales, developing first to market programs: fresh roast custom blends, bean to cup, bio degradable pod program, Peet’s distribution, Coldbrew.

Now I’m again in touch with what I love.

Seeking to build a customer centric modeled enterprise with the feel of “Coffee with Erik”.

beantrust, rocking our culture with old world hospitality.