Our Story

Master woodworkers revere the dovetail joint for its craftsmanship, ingenuity and strength in connection.

Dovetail Coffee embodies these same traits. We innovate business practices that promote opportunity, growth and independence for those we serve. Our relationships in specialty coffee improve economic development, bring attention to important social issues and strengthen communities for generations to come. Our connection does great things and it all started with a delicious cup of coffee.
We are a #CoffeeJoint. This is our story:

About Dovetail Coffee
We absolutely, unequivocally and undeniably love coffee. There’s no question about it.
We love finding it, we love roasting it, we love drinking it and we love sharing it with you.
A lot of folks take coffee for granted. Just something to get things started in the morning, another commodity driven by mass markets and equatorial weather. Who cares right? So long as there’s caffeine. We get that. After all, coffee is humanity’s OG energy drink. We’ve been downing the brown for hundreds of years now. So why give any more thought than that?
But there’s something about GREAT coffee that captivates: Its infinitely mysterious, intriguingly complex and just plain delicious. We DARE you to start your own coffee adventure. You’ll find a whole new world of infinite possibilities. That’s been our experience. In our own journey we’ve uncovered a simple truth about coffee: it inspires us.
Look at that, there’s a new connection here: “Start,” “Your adventure” and “Infinite possibilities.”
Coffee, we discovered, is more than meets the eye. In fact, it might very-well-be the cornerstone of all human creation! It fires the imagination, brings people together and inspires action. Think that’s too bold a statement? Well, have you ever had a meeting over coffee that changed your life?
At Dovetail, our sole purpose is to use our abilities (and our connections) to help you along your way. Give back more than we take. Share the knowledge we’ve been given. Improve the lives of everyone we touch. And strengthen communities for generations to come.
That’s how we create strength in connection.
Product Line

We believe that specialty coffee should be delicious, distinct and approachable. At Dovetail our philosophy is to meet the customer where they are. Rather than intimidate the market with “skills” and “know-how” we like to introduce amazing, flavorful coffees, warmly, to a wide range of palettes. Our whole bean products are categorized by Classic, Modern and Unique styles.
The Classic category promotes the rich, bold and roasty flavor experience most coffee drinkers are accustom to. The Modern category introduces the chocolatey, sweet and nutty flavor experience – the first step in one’s coffee journey. While the Unique category is the quintessential Third Wave flavor experience – fruity, floral with loads of caffeine.
Our product line and pricing changes quarterly, as coffee is a seasonal crop. Our product line consists of three modulated blends to demonstrate each flavor category: The Dark Roast No. 99 (Classic), The G.O.A.T. Blend (Modern) and The G.S.D. (Unique).
We generally carry 2-3 single origin coffees with at least one reserve, available exclusively to café partners.
To learn more about our current product line: click here.

Dovetail Community Partners

Dovetail creates strength in connection by partnering with community organizations to help improve the lives of others. By drinking Dovetail Coffee and supporting our brand, you in-turn, make a difference.
A portion of the proceeds, from every bag of coffee purchased, goes to funding a great cause. But our program does more than just share money. We volunteer time and expertise to help our partners thrive, build awareness around shared causes, help with outside fundraising and inspire others through the art of storytelling. All our social partnerships are discovered and cultivated through connection.
Dovetail partner and CFO, Scott Belt, served on the Northwest Regional Board of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. When Scott’s term of service was over, he brokered the partnership with Dovetail so that his legacy of fundraising and support would continue. LLS is the leading private research financier in the race to cure blood cancers. The organization provides financial and other support to people diagnosed with blood cancers.
Visit LLS
Hope Squared Foundation is a fundraising organization serving teens in crisis pregnancy. HSF provides stable housing and necessities to teen parents and their babies. The vast majority graduate college or gain other vocational degrees and go on to build successful families. The stories are amazing. Dovetail began working with HSF through its banking relationship. It was discovered that both parties had been touched by teen pregnancy and the introduction was made. The subject of teen pregnancy is polarized but, like HSF, Dovetail just wants to ignore the politics and help.
Visit HSF
Dovetail is an entrepreneurial company and values entrepreneurship as the cornerstone of the economy and community. The connection to Kiva was made while fueling the creativity of local entrepreneurs through its office customer in Downtown Portland, NedSpace. Kiva is a micro lender that provides $10,000 business startup loans to entrepreneurs in developing countries, as well as, right here at home. They’ve provided a billion dollars in startup capital with 97% repayment rate. Its also very important to know that 100% of all raised capital goes to the field.
Visit Kiva
Here’s how you can help right now (and get some great perks yourself):

  1. Use promo-code “HSF” at check-out and we’ll send proceeds (per 12oz bag) to Hope Squared. You’ll also get free shipping.
  2. Use promo-code “LLS” at check-out and we’ll send proceeds (per 12oz bag) to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. You’ll also get free shipping.
  3. Proceeds from the sale of each bag of GSD (Get Shit Done) Blend go to Kiva to help fund entrepreneurs.