NorthFresh Coffee Roasters was founded in 2014 by Tristan Estridge. Tristan began roasting his after being mentored by some of the best roasters in the Seattle area. NorthFresh brings together Tristan's passion for community, family, and coffee.
For the community, by the community.
NorthFresh Coffee Roasters is the epitome of family owned and operated. The dream started over 20 years ago with a group of misfit teens who didn't have a safe place to be themselves. We found our local coffee shop and each other.
Now we are the founding Board Members, employees, investors, advisors, and owner of NorthFresh Coffee Roasters.
We know our impact is only as good as the footprint we leave behind. We have a talented group of individuals who are committed to leaving our community better than we found it. We prioritize sourcing coffee beans from ethical and environmentally conscious coffee farms that give back to their own communities.
Meet our Team
CEO & Roastmaster General
Tristan is a Pacific Northwesterner through and through. While living in the Seattle area at 18 years old he worked as a barista in a small locally owned coffee shop. Working here, he realized he wanted to dedicate his life to the science of making a perfect cup of coffee. Tristan founded NorthFresh Coffee Roasters in 2014 as a way to share his passion for delicious coffee with his community. Tristan brings attention to detail to everything he does and has a knack for creating community. If he isn't serving you coffee, he is roasting beans, researching new farms to work with, or lovingly packaging his products to send to his customers. He has always dreamt of creating a warm and inclusive space for people to come together. He also wants to educate and employ people who need low-barrier employment. Personally, he is the proud father of two children who you may find cuddled on the couch or drawing with chalk in front of the shop. He is dedicated to passing along his knowledge and love for the art of coffee to future generations.
Director of Operations & Human Bean Counter
Amber and Tristan's coffee journey began over 20 years ago in Seattle, where their love for coffee blossomed alongside their friendship. Now, reunited in Portland, Amber brings her passion and expertise to NorthFresh Coffee. With a degree in Business Administration and experience in non-profit management, Amber has dedicated her career to serving the community. From her work with Street Roots and homeless families to her own childcare business, she prioritizes social impact alongside business success. Amber's diverse skillset encompasses event planning, grant writing, marketing, and a love for spreadsheets, making her a valuable asset to the NorthFresh team. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her son and cherishing moments with friends.
Founding Board Member
Asiyih is originally from Oregon and loves her Pacific Northwest roots. Her background is in Licensed Massage Therapy and she is dedicated to the work of healing people. She brings a spirit of connection and comfort to our team. Asiyih and Tristan are partner's in all things and she is the grounding force behind NorthFresh Coffee Roasters. Since 2008 she has worked alongside Tristan as he took NorthFresh Coffee from a dream to reality. Her business acumen laid the groundwork for the expansion to a brick-and-mortar space. She is a founding Advisory Board Member and her background in customer service, her creativity, and her calming nature make her invaluable to our team. She is a wonderful mother to her two children and spends her spare time traveling Oregon with her family.
Founding Board Member/Stakeholder
Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Louis cherishes good coffee and small business, and NorthFresh is a perfect marriage of the two. Louis is a small business owner/investor, and going to school to become an educator. Recently married to his best friend, and expecting his first child, Louis is putting down more roots in the area, and can’t wait to see NorthFresh and his first kid grow and thrive together. From helping out at farmers market to assisting with roasting, Louis has had his hands on most moving parts of the business, and through it all he has seen the dedication to quality that Tristan brings to his product. And as a daily drinker of NorthFresh beans, Louis can attest that the quality shines through. Whether it is cold brew in the afternoon, or a shot in the dark to open your eyes in the morning, rest assured the coffee you are drinking has been responsibly sourced, and recently roasted. On the board, Louis works to reach out to potential charitable partners, raising funds for Joe’s Choice, a specialized coffee brand, the proceeds of which will go to a variety of causes. Louis and Tristan originally met while working for a mutual friend, Kyle Hulings, in his food cart, Garden Monsters (Check them out on SE Division and 50th!) where their friendship blossomed. Tristan always had his heart set on being a coffee roaster and Louis supported that idea from the jump. As Tristan grew the business, Louis was able to join the team as a founding board member, an investor, and subsequently a part owner.