Our story begins in 1992 in the Pacific Northwest coffee capital of the world — Seattle, WA. It was here that founder and owner Paul Odom followed his passion and started Fonté Coffee Roaster. Our name is Italian for source. We help coffee lovers brew the freshest cup of coffee.
Founder Paul Odom met seasoned roaster Steve Smith who had been one of the first roasters ever trained under the three original owners of Starbucks rising through the ranks to being the only roaster at the company to earn the title of Master Roaster. With Paul’s strong focus on quality and Steve’s want to use an artisan approach to roasting, Smith left Starbucks and came to Fonte creating high-quality specialty blends featuring a hand roast-to-order wholesale process that established Fonte Coffee Roaster as one of the top wholesale coffee providers. We partner with coffee bar retailers and restaurants, as well as luxury hotels such as the Four Seasons, St. Regis Peninsula, The Phoenician, and more.
As one of Seattle’s first roaster companies, Paul believed sourcing the best specialty beans to create the finest coffee and espresso blends in the world required a process that delivered freshly roasted beans to our customers.
We partner with coffee bar retailers and restaurants, as well as luxury hotels. Specializing in medium roast coffee
At Fonté Coffee Roaster, it is our vision to be recognized as one of America’s finest coffee roasters by consistently offering coffees of superior quality to create sustainable value for our clients.