Dillanos Coffee Roasters Excellent Citizen Scholarship is centered around our 11 Core Values.
The recipients of these scholarships possess all eleven values: Always possess honesty, integrity & loyalty; Give our customers more than they expect; Be creative and resourceful; Optimize our financial resources; Never stop learning and growing; Embrace change and reevaluate systems; Communication clearly and openly; Recognize individual and company success; Protect or commitment to quality; Be friendly and have a sense of humor; and Serve our community and each other.
Ultimately, Dillanos was looking for a hardworking, community-oriented, aspiring student pursuing any form of continuing education after high school graduation.
That is exactly what we found in Olivia, Paige and Sydney!
We are excited to support them in their continuing education as the first recipient of our Dillanos Coffee Roasters Excellent Citizen Scholarship!
2024 SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY
Seniors at Bonney Lake High School, Sumner High School, and Cascade Christian High School will have the opportunity to apply to our 2024 Scholarship Program in January. Application details will be provided directly to each school at that time.
Applications are reviewed by senior staff at Dillanos Coffee Roasters. A winner is chosen by our panel after reviewing a written essay and conducting a personal interview with each finalist.
Each year we ask twelve staff members here at Dillanos Coffee Roasters for their personal favorite coffees…
This time around we saw some familiar favorites as well as some newcomers, like Nicaragua and Kenyan single origin coffees. And we even had a decaf option make the list! Scroll down to see which coffees Team DCR especially loved in 2022.
We want you to enjoy the coffees that we are loving around the DCR headquarters in Sumner, WA.
For a limited time you can use discount code 2022FAVES at check out to save 22% off 12 oz size of each featured coffee.
Be sure to leave a review for the coffee you chose after you’ve had a chance to brew and enjoy it at home.
Dillons is our best-selling coffee for very good reason! That rich, fully body and hazelnutty aroma hits every time.
You know how some people say they want to swim in a pool of melted chocolate cause they love it so much? That’s how I feel about Dillons Blend. I just want to float in that smooth chocolately goodness… You really can’t go wrong with Dillons Blend.
Of all the coffees we can choose from at Dillanos, Green Planet is our go-to daily drinker!
Brewed with a drip brewer, you’ll taste the light floral aroma and cocoa flavor notes… It hits this middle ground of delicate yet still full-bodied. In fact, I like this coffee so much that I stopped adding creamer to my coffee.
So if you’re looking to break away from a creamer habit, I can vouch for Green Planet being the gateway to a new way to experience coffee!
We’ve had the pleasure of working with the co-op from which we source Rio Azul for close to two decades now.
For me, Rio Azul is still a favorite. I’d describe it as an all-day drinker with warm and comforting flavors of milk chocolate, caramel, and malt. It has balanced medium acidity and juicy body with a clean crisp finish.
Rio Azul, like many of our coffees, is great in several different brew methods. However, my favorite way to brew this particular one is with a Chemex. It delivers a vibrant clean flavor that properly showcases why Rio Azul is one of our longest running single origins here at Dillanos.
Did you know that caffeine has a half life of around 5 hours in the human body? That means it takes over 24 hours to fully leave your system! All decaffeination processes are similar in concept in that they utilize a soaking and rinsing method to remove the caffeine from the green (unroasted) coffee. While […]
Did you know that caffeine has a half life of around 5 hours in the human body? That means it takes over 24 hours to fully leave your system!
All decaffeination processes are similar in concept in that they utilize a soaking and rinsing method to remove the caffeine from the green (unroasted) coffee. While all of the various methods are required by the USDA to remove 97% of caffeine, each method has unique pro’s and con’s.
The KVW facility is located in Germany and requires coffee be shipped there for processing. This method uses a soaking and rinsing process utilizing chemicals that specifically target the caffeine. After many hours of rinsing and soaking the beans are ready to re-dry and be packed in burlap and shipped to roaster. One thing that makes this process unique is that after the caffeine is removed from the beans, it is extracted from the liquid solution in a powder form. This pure caffeine is then sold and used in pharmaceuticals, sodas, and energy drinks which keeps the cost of the beans down.
While there are trace amounts of chemicals left on the green coffee, it is widely accepted that these chemicals are burned off in the roasting process. Our classic line decaf coffees Mach-Ninni and French Roast are processed using this method.
Swiss Water Process Decaf:
The Swiss Water Method was invented in Switzerland, however the company is based in Vancouver Canada. With this process the beans are soaked and rinsed repeatedly in coffee flavor charged water. The theory is that because this water is already charged with coffee flavor, it will only extract the caffeine. Because it is a certified chemical free process, coffees process using this method can also carry an organic certification. Water process coffees tend to be more expensive partly because they cannot harvest the caffeine, this means that the only source of revenue is from the decaffeinated beans.
You will find our ‘Swiss Water Decaf’ in our One Harvest line and it is both Fair Trade and Organic. This coming year we’re excited that our volumes on this coffee have grown to the point where we can source the coffee from our Honduras supplier Pacayal, then we will have this toll decaffeinated specifically for DCR.
Mountain Water Process:
The Mountain Water facility is located in Mexico and also utilizes a water process, although it is not certified as “chemical free”. Rumors persist that it is largely a water process that may be aided by chemicals…strangely these rumors all seem to trace back to Vancouver Canada…
The Mountain Water Process is relatively new and it produces, by far, the best tasting decaf coffees. We utilize this method for our Omission Decaf. The Omission is a coffee originally from Ethiopia and decaffeinated in Mexico, and if you weren’t told it was decaf you may mistake it for a regular coffee… it tastes that good! Customers across America rave about it.
If you would like to know more about the process and methods for decaffeination, follow this link to a 10 minute video that dissects it all very well.
View Our Decaffeinated Coffees:
Looking to serve a show-stopping decaffeinated coffee in your cafe or drive thru?
Please contact Wholesale Services so we can learn more about your goals and get some of our tasty decaffeinated coffee options over to you for sampling.
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.”
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 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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]