Business owner, Sean Miller opened Origins Roastery in May. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

Business owner, Sean Miller opened Origins Roastery in May. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

Redmond’s Origins Roastery brewing organic drinks

The organic roastery uses cannabis-free beans.

For Sean Miller, bringing something different to Redmond was important.

He wanted to bring an organic experience to the city — something that represented a farm-to-table experience. So in May 2018, Miller opened the doors to Origins Roastery.

Before opening the roastery, Miller ran technology companies for about 15 years. Realizing he wanted something slower, Miller decided to pursue a “passion project.”

“[I] really wanted to [replicate] something that I would want when I go into a coffee shop. As far as the quality of the experience, the care that’s taken and the ingredients,” he said. “It’s just like what we would do at home. That’s what we’re trying to replicate for everybody else.”

When it came to finding a space and name for the roastery, Miller found Origins Cannabis on Cleveland St. in Redmond. After talking with Origins Cannabis, Miller realized he appreciated the quality standards they adhered to in their space and what the brand really represented.

“I believed we could do that with coffee,” Miller said. “We utilized what they’ve already built as their brand and licensed the brand.”

Origins Roastery is located on 16390 Cleveland St in Redmond. They are open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 8 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. For full story, see page 6. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

Origins Roastery is located on 16390 Cleveland St in Redmond. They are open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 8 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. For full story, see page 6. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

Origins Roastery serves all organic coffee and offers a variety of organic milks. They use their own house-made syrups and organic ingredients to make the perfect cup of organic coffee. Their handpicked beans are fair trade and organic from coffee regions including Ecuador, Ethiopia and the Hawaiian Islands.

And while they share a building and name with the cannabis shop next door, their coffee is not infused with cannabis.

Miller said he and his wife are not cannabis users but they believe in the medicinal side of cannabis. They also appreciate the transparency of Origins Cannabis as a brand and how they go after quality standards. That transparency and quality standard is applied to the Origins’ coffee as well.

“Honestly, it’s been a little bit tough. We didn’t think there would be this stigma that would stick with it but it has a little bit,” Miller expressed about sharing the same name as the cannabis shop. “People think it’s an infused coffee with some type of cannabis or that people are smoking cannabis. It’s none of those things. We’re a fully organic coffee shop that’s trying to do something a little different.”

Miller hopes to expand the coffee shop with Origins Cannabis, as they are looking to open more shops in and out of state. He encourages the Redmond community to look past the sign and give Origins Roastery a try.

Origins Roastery is located on 16390 Cleveland St. They are open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

To learn more visit, www.originsroastery.com

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