#72: Tom Hoyne (Kicking Horse Coffee) - Making Great Products & Ignoring Noise
Hello, and welcome to episode #72 of the rose bros podcast!
This episode we are joined by Tom Hoyne - VP of Coffee & Quality Assurance at Kicking Horse Coffee.
Prior to Kicking Horse Coffee, Tom co-founded Kootenay Pasta, a high end pasta company which he sold after growing tired of the demanding schedule running the business.
Tom then joined Kicking Horse Coffee in the early 2000's, and was a key member in helping Kicking Horse lead the craft coffee revolution, and becoming a multi-million-dollar global business.
In 2017 Kicking Horse Coffee was purchased by Italian conglomerate Lavazza and the deal valued the company at $215 million.
We sat down for a smooth cup of coffee and discussed the importance of quality products, the origins of Kicking Horse Coffee, how to make a great cup of coffee, ignoring noise when building a business, why coffee prices are rising and a lot more.