Salem Business Journal:


"Salem Coffee Roasters is bringing a unique business idea to the Salem area.

Owner Lan Marberry, who also owns Bon Mua Oregon coffee here in town, wanted to create a business that helps lesser-known family coffee growers around the world.

Marberry and her family grew up on a coffee farm in a small village in Vietnam. Her father helped manage the farm and she worked there until moving to the United States for college.

'My father has been a coffee grower for 40 years and that’s where I spent my early years,” Marberry said. “Everything came from coffee, and he started the coffee farm before he had children. We were a hard-working community with lots of coffee producers.'

After living in the states for seven years, she went back to visit her father and the farm and realized she wanted to begin importing his coffee. 

'I told my father to ship his coffee to me, about 50 pounds,' Marberry said. 'I want to show you who will drink your coffee. Then I invited him to Oregon to show him where the coffee went.'

As her original business began to take off (Bon Mua Oregon), she was ingrained in the Salem community and was thinking about other ways to help out.

The three most important values in her life were passion, appreciation, and sharing." 



Statesman Journal:

"I acknowledge that there are other farmers that have not been heard or able to share their stories, and I have the opportunity to lift up other lives of coffee growers like my father," Marberry said. "I want to share their coffee growing experience, especially with the Salem community, and invest into the (coffee growers) from Africa and South America like we have in Vietnam."

Salem Coffee Roaster was born to highlight the "beauty of the Willamette Valley," Marberry said, as each blend of beans is named after various Salem neighborhoods. The beans are certified organic and Fairtrade.

Marberry said she's grateful for the support of her small team and the folks around Salem, Portland and beyond for being able to showcase Vietnamese coffee.

The North Salem space is open for scheduled coffee tastings, and appointments can be made by calling 503-881-9225. To inquire or get more info, check out the website"