|A little about us
Coffee Connexion started brewing high quality coffee beans in July 1990 at their coffeehouse in Tahoe City, CA. Established by Jeff and Robin Dworkin, the new coffeehouse had one of the first espresso machines at the lake and served gourmet baked goods and sandwiches.
In 1996, after six years of buying various green beans from suppliers in Southern California, Jeff and Robin decided to buy their own roaster. Jeff travelled to Corvallis, Oregon in the fall of 1996 and bought their fluid bed roaster from Mike Sivetz of Sivetz Coffee Co. After learning the fine art of roasting from Gavina Bros. in Los Angeles, Jeff began purchasing green beans from Royal Coffee in Emeryville, CA. Roasting in Lake Forest, the Coffee Connexion Roastery was born. Through local friends and connexions, they soon had a solid foundation of wholesale customers, many of which are with them to this day. Sadly, Jeff passed away in 2001 but Robin continues the legacy with the help of her two children, Jen and Jake.
Robin runs all aspects of a small business from bookkeeping to delivering coffee. She enjoys the lake, the forest and a good book.
Jen is the mother of two young girls, Ella and Ivey. She owns her own coffeehouse, Java Hut on the beach, in Kings Beach, CA.
Jake is a student at Santa Barbara City College. He delivers coffee to wholesale accounts when he's home and not playing guitar or riding his fixed gear bicycle.