Our Story

For us, a good life starts with a good cup of coffee. In 1995, we started our first business, Catered Café, using locally, small batch roasted coffee. In 2003 we gave coffee a starring role in our new business, The Good Life Market. By 2010, we were ready to branch out into a new tributary and Swift River Coffee Roasters was born.

We took the same attention to detail, individuality, and customer service that we’d built The Good Life Market on, and blended in big scoops of top quality beans from around the world, small batch roasting for optimum freshness and imaginative blending to create Swift River Coffee Roasters.

Swift River’s master roaster, Ian Ballingall, began as a barista at The Good Life Market and grew his passion for coffee into a career. ‘Working with customers to help them discover their love for coffee was always very fulfilling for me. Roasting and blending has allowed me to take that creativity to the next level. Our customer base keeps growing through word of mouth, and that’s all the proof we need to know that what we’re doing is right.’

Thanks for your business, thanks for spreading the word, and stay in touch!

Walt and Linda Manchester