Our Morning manifesto for choosing cheer
Morning, friend. When the sun is up, your favorite mug is out. Ready and waiting. These specialty grade beans are roasted with a small town heart and responsibly sourced for your super big joy.
Good things come to those who wake, so resolve to keep your mug half full today!
CAME TO BE
In 1978, Janie and Jim Cameron had trouble finding good coffee beans anywhere within 100 miles. Jim made it his mission to bring specialty grade coffee to their local grocery stores so that everyone could enjoy exceptional coffee at home.
Bill Kirkpatrick decided to acquire Cameron’s Coffee in 1993 after a little soul-searching. With a vision for bringing superior coffee to larger, coffee-savvy audiences, he expanded the local Cameron’s coffee roasterie into a state-of-the-art roasterie, still in use today. Today the Cameron’s facility in Shakopee, MN is still crafting cheer with small-town heart.
Featured Team member
Dora’s title is Coffee Quality and Sensory Program Specialist. As a certified Q-Arabica Grader, she holds a license as a coffee cupper, responsible for evaluating coffees in accordance with Specialty Coffee Association practices. Working alongside Tom, they form a cohesive team, jointly evaluating all coffees purchased for product production. Additionally, they take the lead in the sensory program, guiding and training sensory panelists to effectively utilize their senses in assessing the finished product. Thanks for everything you do, Dora!
Join the Cameron’s Team
We are always looking for individuals who embody Cameron’s cheer. If you’re someone who sees the sunny side of things, we’d love to have you around.
A Small-Town Start
Jim and Janie Cameron begin building their dream of a specialty coffee company
Cameron’s Coffee founded in Hayward, WI
Opened first, and only, Cameron’s Coffee shop to sell coffee products to the community
Cameron’s first retail partnership begins with Byerly’s supermarkets
Cameron’s Coffee acquired and the coffee love continues
Minnesota roasterie opens
in Shakopee and the real magic begins
Cameron’s begins their semi-annual warehouse sales, hosted at their Shakopee roastery, allowing fans to visit and shop their favorite blends (*online only sales conducted 2020-2022 due to COVID-19)
Cameron’s launches EcoPods—single serve, filter-brewed, earth-friendly design
Cameron’s updates its packaging to reflect its cheery, friendly personality
Cameron’s introduces Andy, the earnest and lovable barista who constantly needs to be reminded that always-smooth Cameron’s tastes great on its own and doesn’t need all the added stuff
Cameron’s now available in all the lower 48 states across the US
Cameron’s is acquired by Colombian packaged-foods company, Grupo Nutresa, maintaining operations in Shakopee, MN, while drawing support from Groupo Nutresa for new growth and coffee market innovation.
Cameron’s expands to a second warehouse space in Shakopee, MN, allowing more room for storage and production of always smooth, never bitter specialty grade coffee
Cameron’s refreshes logo and packaging to better reflect their cheerful, friendly, bright personality