In the summer of 1990, after years spent living as nomadic baristas in their remodeled school bus, Tim and Liz Weyer ventured to southwest Montana in search of a place where they could establish roots, raise a family, and share their passion for specialty coffee. They found that community in Bozeman and spent their first several years in the Gallatin Valley operating Montana’s first mobile coffee bar and bringing up their two sons, Ben and Will.
Then, in the summer of 1998, with a vision inspired by their days on the road, the Weyer family built their first roastery in a one-room log cabin. Yellowstone Coffee Roasters was born.
Today, YCR operates on a 15-acre homestead where, in 1806, Sacajawea led William Clark across the high meadows of the Bozeman Pass. Ben and Will have grown from burlap-climbing toddlers into earnest entrepreneurs and the future of Yellowstone Coffee.
Their shared passion for the family business, and Liz and Tim’s collection of wisdom from 30 years in the business has helped YCR evolve alongside the growing Bozeman community.