As a hobby, Lorraine and Phil Walker used to roast coffee in a popcorn popper in their kitchen. They shared samples with friends and family near their home in Gallipolis, Ohio. Everyone raved about their “special brew” and many encouraged them to start roasting and selling to the public. In 2008, Silver Bridge Coffee was born and remains a proud Ohio woman-owned and family supported business.
Lorraine is a Level 2 Certified Roaster with the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), and is an active member of the Roasters Guild. Silver Bridge Coffee is a member of the SCAA and Fair Trade USA.
Governor Kasich’s administration appointed Lorraine to Ohio’s Small Business Advisory Council. She is also a member of The National Association of Women Business Owners.
Lorraine is a supporter of other women-owned and -run businesses. She sells several varieties of Café Femenino. The Café Femenino Foundation provides grants for women and their families in coffee-producing countries such as Peru, Columbia and Guatemala.
About Silver Bridge Coffee
Silver Bridge imports the finest Fair Trade and organic coffee from all over the world. Freshness is key to optimal coffee flavor, so Silver Bridge goes from roaster to coffee cup in the shortest amount of time. Handwritten roast dates are on the back of every bag.
Silver Bridge carefully chooses select Arabica Beans. They roast in small batches and produce a line of popular specialty blends including (614) Blend and Buckeye Breakfast Buzz, and cutting-edge flavored coffees that use the most natural flavoring system available. Silver Bridge Coffees are sold at 100+ major grocery stores throughout Ohio including Kroger, Giant Eagle and Whole Foods, as well as in independent grocery stores, coffee shops, restaurants and bakeries. Silver Bridge supports local farming and has a regular booth at area farmers markets.
Silver Bridge is the first company in Ohio to offer 100% recyclable Single Serve Kups.