Hello Squatchers! I’m Lauren, nice to meet you! I was born and raised in Ohio. From a young age I always had an affinity for all things wild. I grew up like a Squatch, always in the forest, climbing tree’s, and catching dragonfly’s. After high school I decided to pursue my passion for nature and the environment and went to College for Fisheries and Wildlife Management. After 4 years spent in beautiful southeast Ohio, and 3 summers doing research for a nature preserve in Canada, I decided I wanted something more. So I Squatched my way up to the Last Frontier.
My time spent in Alaska was wild and stunning. I lived on the most gorgeous remote islands, was a mamma to millions of Chinook, Coho, Sockeye, and Chum Salmon. I became one with the Grizzlies and the Humpback Whales. This is where I made the decision that in some way I wanted to leave our environment in a better place than how I found it.
After 8 years in Alaska I moved down to Washington, where I’m currently exploring new forests, bodies of water, and ways I can make a difference. This is where Sassy Squatch was born.
I started Sassy Squatch Coffee out of my love for fresh coffee and enjoyment of the outdoors. My driving principle is that we have a responsibility to the coffee growers, to our customers, to the planet, and to our health; and this guides every decision I make.
I see the Sasquatch as a fun representation of this mentality – closely interwoven with nature, invoking excitement and intrigue, and then barely leaving a trace of its existence.
All of our beans are 100% Organic, Rainforest Alliance, or Fair Trade Certified. Our coffee bags are 100% home compostable and biodegradable. The labels are all made out of sugarcane, and our roasting machine is even the greenest roaster currently available; using an induction heating method. My display cases are made from reclaimed snow fence wood from Wyoming.
I strive to live by the Leave No Trace mentality, and to leave this world and our environment better than how I found it.
I hope you’ll join me on this journey of exploring new coffee, new lands, and new ways to reduce the negative impact we have had on our environment. Bigfoot can leave a Small footprint.