Coda Coffee has been supplying Ziggi's Coffee with its signature, small-batch coffee roasts for over 10 years. What started out as two small, locally-owned companies working together to grow their businesses has since evolved into a long-lasting partnership and commitment to set the standard for coffee excellence.
Read below to learn more about Coda Coffee's own Farm2Cup certification and why we are proud to partner with them.
Coda Coffee is dedicated to promoting sustainability in every sense of the word; having an ongoing commitment to both the environment and the quality of life experienced by individuals in the coffee industry. Coda’s own Farm2Cup certification ensures that you can feel good about the coffee you drink. By initiating best practice sharing and quality control, investing in the farming communities and bring a better quality of life for farmers, we are able to bring you the highest quality coffee possible: it tastes good, it feels good.
In 2013 Coda was also B Lab certified, further demonstrating our commitment to the greater good for all. B Lab certified companies are a building a new sector of the economy by using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B the Change.
Tim and Tommy Thwaites, brothers from America's coffee heartland, left the Seattle area in search of adventure and prosperity. They took different paths but reconnected in Denver, Colorado. Over the years they had acquired a significant amount of experience in the specialty coffee industry. They have studied all facets of coffee from the origin characteristics of green coffees, to the art of roasting, through drink preparation and retail interface. As young entrepreneurs with a combined 22 years industry experience, they partnered with Tom Sr. to develop Coda Coffee Company. The mission is simple: to set the standard for coffee excellence through education, advocacy, and partnerships. With the belief that success is reciprocal, Coda will do what it takes to exceed expectations.
What started as a small coffee shop on the corner of Main Street in downtown Longmont, Colorado in 2004, has since grown to multiple drive-thru and coffeehouse locations across Colorado. From the beginning, Ziggi’s mission has always been simple: Not only provide a superior cup of coffee, but also superior service customers can rely on.
Because we started small, we know the value of building meaningful connections with the local communities we are a part of. With every latte, cappuccino or sandwich, our growth will always help those around us.
And our service doesn’t just stop there. Not only do we love supporting our customers and communities, we also love supporting other local businesses. From the high-quality coffee we use to make our specialty drinks to the simple ingredients found in our food items, we’re proud to partner with local vendors we trust to serve you nothing but the best.
In 2003, husband and wife duo, Brandon and Camrin Knudsen, left the West Coast with one goal in mind: Open Colorado’s finest locally-owned coffee shop. Having both had parents who ran their own businesses growing up, Brandon and Camrin knew they wanted to follow a similar path and be part of something they could build together from the ground up.
But like most, their journey to success wasn’t always easy. Prior to opening their first Ziggi’s Coffee location in Longmont, Colorado, the Knudsens owned and operated another small, pre-existing sandwich and coffee shop in Thornton, Colorado. At the same time, the young couple bought their first house and welcomed their first son, Elijah, into the world. To keep their dream of running their own business alive, Brandon worked graveyard shifts at a local ice cream company, then met Camrin, with Elijah in tow, to open the coffee shop and serve customers each morning.
After overcoming challenges and gaining experience running their first shop, Brandon and Camrin were eager to grow their business model. Their dream continued to evolve, and in August of 2004, they opened the first Ziggi’s Coffee location on the corner of 4th and Main Street in Longmont. For them, coffee has always been more than just a beverage. Brandon and Camrin associate coffee with fellowship and see it as a way to connect with customers. That belief is the basis for Ziggi’s commitment to providing excellent service and support for the communities they are a part of.
As of today, Ziggi’s has expanded with seven other drive-thru and coffeehouse locations across Colorado, which have become staples within the communities they serve. The 14-year coffee shop industry veterans still thrive on being part of the day-to-day operations of each store and find joy in mentoring their franchisees, managers and staff in becoming great business leaders. They are excited for what the future holds for Ziggi’s Coffee.
At Ziggi’s, we value the relationships we build with our customers and communities, because after all, without your ongoing support, we wouldn’t be here. That is why we set out to continually find ways we can give back to local schools, individuals and various nonprofits and organizations and more. Whether it’s donating gift cards or hosting fundraisers, we’re always willing to help out when we can.
Additionally, knowing Colorado is home to remarkable artists and photographers, we partner with different local artists each month to feature exhibits of their work in our coffeehouse locations. Not only does it give them a chance to showcase some of their masterpieces, it also fills our walls with beautiful visuals you can enjoy while sipping on your drink and adds to the unique, vibrant atmosphere of our coffee shops.
Feel free to contact us here if you would like to inquire about a community involvement opportunity or be featured as our next Artist of the Month.