Author: Ciarra Colacino

Dillanos Cold Brew Wins Again

Pursuit Distilling Co. competed in the New York International Spirit Competition earlier this year and was awarded the Platinum Award and the Consumer Choice Award for their Cold Brew Whiskey, featuring Paradox Blend by Dillanos Coffee Roasters.

The New York International Spirits Competition is held annually, hosted in New York City.  This is the 13th year of the ongoing event.  Pursuit Distilling’s Cold Brew Whiskey also won Silver Award in 2021 in addition to two other victories in 2021: First place in Sip Magazine’s Best of the NW  and Silver in the American Craft Spirits Association competition.

DCR Coffee is pleased to partner with local distillery, Pursuit Distilling Co., based in neighboring Enumclaw, Washington.

Dillanos Acquires Avalanche Distributing

Avalanche Distributing Logo

Dillanos Coffee Roasters, a leader in the coffee industry since 1992, has officially completed the acquisition of Avalanche Distributing in Zillah, WA.

The investment in Avalanche gives Dillanos the ability to move forward with their expansion plans to reach a wider direct delivery area in their home state. Dillanos has been selling freshly roasted coffee to some of the largest independently owned cafes and drive-thrus nationwide through UPS and FedEx. They are excited to continue toward their goal of delivering directly to more customers with their delivery trucks. In addition to being a business-building partner to cafes and drive-thrus, Dillanos has built a large online retail presence, shipping coffee directly to consumers.

“Avalanche is a perfect fit for us and will help us further achieve our mission statement of Help People, Make Friends, Have Fun. They are an excellent culture fit, and it complements our current product offering and business model,” stated David J. Morris, Co-CEO of Dillanos Coffee Roasters.

“This is an exciting growth opportunity for all employees, our customers, and our supply partners,” said Chris Heyer, Co-CEO of Dillanos Coffee Roasters. “We are elated to be taking this step during our 30-year anniversary celebration.”

Dillanos supporting the Zillah community

Wanda Fergus stated “Our family is thrilled that Dillanos Coffee Roasters is the company to acquire Avalanche. As our family prepares for life after work, we couldn’t have left our business in better hands.”
The Fergus Family with Wanda Fergus

The company will initially continue to operate as Avalanche Distributing. After a transition period, Avalanche will become Dillanos Coffee Roasters-Zillah.


About Avalanche Distributing

Avalanche Distributing is a Zillah, WA-based company that has served the greater Yakima Valley since 1998 when Dave Fergus started the company by distributing candy to vending machines. Since then, Avalanche has grown into a well-known and respected coffee supply, roasting, and bakery company in the heart of Zillah. Although Dave is no longer with us, his wife Wanda has carried on with the support of the family and Dave’s two brothers Dick and Don. Avalanche and DCR have been friends in the industry for years.

Dave Fergus

Have Fun! Employee Pre-Orders

  Like it? Pre-Order it! Employees are now able to pre-order upcoming limited edition apparel and merchandise before they’re available for the public to purchase. On July 25th we will launch our next LTO: the Have Fun! Series. In order to take care of the DCR Fam and make sure there’s enough stock to cover […]
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DL No. 76: Black Diamond

Rich, full body. Floral aroma. Tastes of sangria.

 Dillanos Limited No. 76: Black Diamond is the latest gem provided to us by the Las Lajas Estate in Costa Rica. This unique coffee is comprised of an exclusive combination of varietals, including Milenio, Etiope, and Typica, and is dried very slowly with a natural process. To draw out the inherent juicy and tropical aftertaste, we recommend brewing with a Clever.

01.2022 Coffee For a Cause

Food Drive for the Market Core Value #12- Serve our community & each other YOU GUYS! We are still BLOWN AWAY by all our efforts to support the Market back in November. We made a significant difference in the Holiday Season to our community. Dillanos gathered a total of…. (drumroll please) 7,255lbs OF FOOD AND […]
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01.2022 Customer Spotlight

Ephrata, Washington The Busy Bean The Busy Bean has opened their 2nd location! This stand is located in Ephrata, Washington. Our girl Courtney is their BDR and curshin’ it as always. If you’re in Soap Lake or Ephrata be sure to stop by The Busy Bean for a great coffee! Sequim, Washington Hurricane Coffee Company […]
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01.2022 Employee Spotlight

Facilities & Maintenance Mike Wagner Coach | Volunteer Firefighter | Former Semi-Pro Ball Player Our guy Mike can do much more than just keep the building in tip top shape. He was also a volunteer Fire Fighter in Eatonville for 4 years, played 2nd base for a semi-professional local baseball team AND played 4 years […]
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01.2022 All Things Coffee

Do you love Jelly Belly’s as much as I do?! Did you know that Bjorn keeps a HUGE box of them down in the cupping lab? What, WHY? Ever wonder how our coffee experts can pick out crazy flavor notes in our coffees? Does the coffee really taste like brown sugar or cherry? But what […]
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01.2022 The CEO Podcast

David & Chris, along with Hannah, are bringing you the latest and greatest news for DCR employees. Hit play on the link below and you’ll be able to get all the details — no podcast player required. Scroll down to skim what they’re talking about this episode and the special guests who dropped by to […]
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01.2022 Dillanos After Hours

What is an MMM? All things CULTURE – Lunches, games, competitions, prizes, and company bonding. What else could we need? We can’t wait to see YOU at the events below! Monday, February 14th CUPCAKE COMPETITION Feelin’ the love with a friendly baking competition. Bring your best creative, savory, or traditional cupcake submission, or better yet, […]
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Winter 2022

Welcome to 2022! Lucky number 22 strikes again 😉 As we wrap up the holiday season, we kick off the New Year celebrating Dillanos 30th Anniversary on January 22nd (22, go figure)! Cheers to 30 years of helping people, making friends & having fun. We can only wait to see what this year brings. Employee […]
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