Northwestern Coffee Mills was founded in 1875 and has prevailed for over 140 years. Harry DeMorest bought the company in Milwaukee WI, when he was 24 years old. He later moved the company to Madeline Island one of the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior, and then back to the mainland. Harry roasted coffee 53 years until his passing.
After writing many last letters home during a tour to Iraq, clearing bombs off the roads. I made a decision that I would spend more time with my family if I made it home. Upon returning home my wife and I started a health food store. It is through that store we met Harry and started selling and drinking his coffee. A friendship developed and soon we were in Harry's shop watching him roast coffee with the ease of a master.
After Harry's passing NW Coffee Mills continues its journey Through all these years the quality of the coffee beans and the commitment to roasting, honest hard work and customer service is still there. We are not a big company with numerous employes or a large shipping department. But we are committed to those rock solid values that has kept this company going, and we live by those values every day. Here at Northwestern Coffee Mills it truly is More Than a Cup Of Coffee....Its a Way of Life!