Nestled half-way up Finn Hill Road you’ll find this little gem, Caffe Cocina Coffee Roasters. A local favorite, its a great place to grab an amazing cup of coffee, a snack, breakfast or lunch. They offer a drive-thru for those on the go so its easy to grab a bite on the way.

Caffe Cocina also offers home made pastries and a full array of menu items serving breakfast and lunch from 11-7pm Monday thru Sunday. Their Chef works tirelessly behind the scenes to perfect each recipe and instill consistency in all their offerings.

Here we interview Caffe Cocina owner, Eric Mahler, to find out a little more about this great little spot!


Business Name: 
Caffe Cocina Coffee Roasters

Type of Business:

How long have you been in business?
6 years

What was the inspiration to start this business? 
I spent time in my early career as a banker and personal finance representative, specializing in small business. I saw an insurmountable line of passion from the people I had the privilege to work with, and that alone was inspiring. To put everything on the line for something and see it through to the end.

What do you love most about doing business in Poulsbo?
Poulsbo has something special. Not knowing the unique business community that lived within this city I was spoiled right off the bat. It wasn’t until I ventured out and saw the support options (or lack there of) that other cities and towns offered that I connected the dots. Poulsbo has a thriving Chamber of Commerce, an exemplary Mayor, and an amazing community of selfless volunteers. This city is capable of anything, and so are the businesses that live here.

What’s one thing visitors to your business might be surprised to know? 
We are an education based third tier coffee house. We source our beans directly from the best quality farms all over the world. Our staff is trained from the ground up by myself, a SCA certified roaster and expert extraction artist. We believe that nothing is capable without passionate educated team members. From the kitchen where we bake our very own pastries from scratch, to our hand crafted coffees, we believe in quality over anything else.

Anything else? 
This is an exciting time for our great little company. We started as a humble cafe that wanted to provide an exceptional product. In 2018 we are tasked with adding our first attempt at vertical integration. Manufacturing an array of products for wholesale and consumer purchase. We have completed a full rebranding and are excited to hit the ground with our new expansion. We offer coffee education classes for future baristas and also coffee education date nights. We love everything coffee, from talking about it, to teaching its science. Hope to see you all soon.

To learn more visit them at http://www.caffecocina.com

A special thanks to Brittany Kelley Photography for providing the images to accompany our article.