OUR CAUSE & VISION
We endeavor to restore and rejuvenate genuine human community where all people can feel welcome, valued and loved.
BE MORE THAN A COFFEE SHOP
BE A PLACE where all people feel welcomed, valued and loved.
BE A CATALYST to the happiness of our customers.
BE A SOURCE of inspiration for big dreams and big action
BE A RADICAL GIVER of our time, talents and treasure.
BE A BUILDER of community and relationships
OUR STORY FROM OUR OWNERS
MORNE & NICOLE
We are Morne and Nicole Van Staden, owners of Journey Coffee Co. When we moved to Vacaville, we only knew one thing…we were meant to be in Vacaville. We DID NOT know we were here to start a coffee shop. As life goes, we had a plan, but there was another plan. After losing our job within 3 months of moving here, we had to go back to the drawing board. Two things kept coming up: people & coffee. In the summer of 2013, a friend approached us about starting a coffee truck. Black Friday 2013, the truck launched in the Vacaville Premium Outlets. Over the year, the truck continued to operate in the outlets, while visiting local businesses, such as banks and hospitals. There was such a desire for specialty coffee in the Vacaville area that we decided to open a brick & mortar in the Alamo Plaza, along with welcoming our first son, Luke. In 2015, Journey took over the building space next door and expanded the menu to offer smoothies, cold-pressed juices, and more healthy food options. This expansion also included the birth of our second son, Joshua. 2017 was the beginning of our roasting program. After learning from one of the leading industry experts, Scott Rao, our roasting team hit the ground running with a 5lbs San Franciscan Roaster. Today, our roasting program has expanded to a 20kg Mill City Roaster and our coffee is not only enjoyed in Vacaville and Fairfield, but we import coffee into great American cities like Boston and San Francisco. Our roasting team will always hold the highest standard for ethically sourced, fair trade and specialty grade coffee. In early 2018, a second location was launched in Fairfield, CA, shortly after the birth of our third son, Eli. The second location has “Phase 1” open, and “Phase 2” and “Phase 3” will open later this year. The next two phases will include a much larger roasting and baking facility, increased capabilities for catering, and include much more seating. As the business grows, there are more opportunities for employment, more seats for people in the community, and more space to display goods from local vendors.
We hope you love your experience at Journey every single time. Thank you for stopping by and allowing us to share in your adventure.
In service with love & kindness,
Morne & Nicole (Luke, Josh & Eli too!)