Our Story

Talking Crow Coffee Roasters is a specialty coffee micro roaster founded in 2017 by husband & wife team Eric and Carol.

Eric and Carol Blanchet, co-founders of Talking Crow Coffee Roasters, LLC

THE GIRL WHO NEEDS DECAF - Carol - Founder/CEO and SCA certified coffee roaster. It's because of my need for decaf along with my passion for all things natural and healthy, that amazing coffee without caffeine is our focus. 

THE GUY WHO DRINKS REGULAR - Eric - Co-owner/Head Roaster and SCA certified coffee roaster.  He just loves coffee...period.

We've been married for 36 years and have eight children.  We founded Talking Crow Coffee Roasters is the Pacific Northwest, but we now call the "other Northwest" - Northwest Arkansas home. 


Do you love coffee, but need to avoid caffeine due health issues or just hate the jitters or anxiety from being overly caffeinated?  Do you wish you had the same great tasting choices as regular drinkers?  Me too, that's why I (Carol) started this coffee roasting business that focuses on crafting exceptional decaf.  Eric thought we should include a little bit of regular too because after all… coffee is for everyone – caffeine isn’t.

My journey with decaf began after the birth of our eighth (and last) baby when extreme HPA axis dysfunction (aka adrenal fatigue) left me completely drained. My doctor insisted I give up caffeine. Seriously? I couldn't imagine getting through the day without that boost!

Determined to get better, I switched to decaf. While Eric was able to enjoy delicious single-origin espresso or pour-over, my only option was a bland decaf blend that tasted terrible and often had been decaffeinated with chemicals. YUCK! I craved the taste of my old coffee. That’s when we had a light-bulb moment and realized that so many others who need to avoid or limit caffeine were facing the same problem. That's when we decided to be intentional and focus this roastery on crafting exceptional decaf roasts.  

Whether you are an occasional or a consistent decaf coffee drinker, YOU NOW HAVE CHOICES!  We offer you the largest selection of single origin Swiss Water® Process decaf coffees.  And for those of you who drink regular... we roast a little bit of that too!

Our core values are expressed through the following:

Using ONLY 99.9% caffeine free Swiss Water® Process decaffeinated green coffee beans. (Swiss Water uses a 100% chemical-free decaffeination process.)  

Pursuing quality relationships with the producers and importers allows us to source the best quality beans.

Ensuring quality and consistency through small batch roasting

Minimizing our carbon emissions by roasting on a fluid bed electric air roaster. 

All day. Every day. Coffee you love.