In the early 80's when coffee was creating a buzz around Seattle, Gary Smith (founder) had his first taste of what he called the “Nectar of the Gods.” Blown away by the quality of this coffee his passion was ignited, and he opened one of the nation's first espresso carts in front of the Seahorse Restaurant by the Mukilteo ferry dock in 1983. He eventually started dating the beautiful woman he purchased coffee from, Beth Korvin (Stewart Brothers/Seattle's Best). Fast-forward to marriage & two sons, together they created a successful coffee roasting operation with cafes in Mukilteo, Everett and Whidbey Island. Their passion for great coffee, healthy food, and friendships has attracted a loyal following of customers that has since grown globally.

From our vintage coffee roaster, located on beautiful Whidbey Island next to our Café in the Woods, we slow-roast batches of exquisite coffees, directly sourced from our family of farmers. 


Our years of experience allow us to help support the success of all our customers. We provide a wide range of services that include consulting and espresso training to make sure you get the best possible product we can produce. Mukilteo Coffee Roasters prides itself on developing personal relationships with all its customers, not only around the great Northwest but across the United States, Hong Kong, Mainland China, Malaysia, Singapore and many more.


Today, Mukilteo Coffee Roasters is owned and operated by Seattle coffee pioneers Gary Smith (Founder) and his wife Beth Korvin-Smith (Stewart Brothers/Seattle's Best). Other notable expert staff members consist of Tim McCormack - Master Roaster (Starbucks and Caravali), Dismas Smith - Master Roaster (Zoka and Café Ladro), Jake Torget - Master Roaster (Young Buck), Debbie Torget - General Manager (Executive Director of Goosefoot) and Jim Stewart - Green Coffee Buyer / Coffee Farm Liaison (Founder of Seattle’s Best).