About ZEN: Zen Coffee Company is a Woman Owned, Family Built, Green Certified Business in Omaha, NE. We strive to bring the community together by sharing the love of high quality coffee beans and delicious espresso beverages, in a warm and welcoming environment. We at Zen enjoy creating a unique place that customers can experience, while also providing many drink options so that everyone is included!
One way to think of zen is this: a total state of focus that incorporates a total togetherness of body and mind. Zen is a way of being. It is also a state of mind. Zen is often used to describe someone/something that has reached an UBER state of coolness and inner peace. This is the experience we want to leave you with after each visit and after each delectable sip of our coffees and teas.
About the OWNER: Abby was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska and loves to support her roots while also introducing new products and methods to the area. She and her husband, Ryan, have 2 Great Danes and 4 beautiful kiddos. After many years in the corporate coffee world, Abby went on a mission to create a stronger Community in Coffee with a hard focus on sustainability and building meaningful relationships. With her husband being a Builder and Carpenter by trade, they were able to hold true to their values and missions, and create a Zen space together with a Green focus in mind. Having a background in Non-Profits and Counseling, Abby is a person for the people, always finding ways to give back. Zen has given her endless opportunities to do so. She and Ryan continued to receive SCA training and qualifications with the assistance of their roastery, Dapper + Wise. We make every effort to continue our education-whether it be in coffee, yoga, sustainability and business practices...or whatever else comes our way!
Our COFFEE: Our coffee is roasted by Dapper & Wise. The roastery originated from our brother company, Insomnia Coffee Company-located in various locations of the Pacific Northwest. Our roasters take great care in selecting quality sourced beans while working with farmers to perfect each bean so that each cup is equally as exquisite as the last! By sharing these same values, love for community and interest towards a balanced, sustainable vision in our coffee industry, Zen has successfully been able to bring delicious, responsibly sourced coffee to the Midwest; while offering our community elaborate coffee education, opportunities to meet it's producers and an ability to learn in a non pretentious and welcoming specialty coffee atmosphere.
Green Business: Zen is able to be 100% Waste Free with the support of Hillside Solutions and the City of Omaha. We ensure the support of ethical business practices and awareness that starts at the source of our coffee- the farmers, the importers, the roasters... all the way down the chain to our baristas and customers. All of our pastries and baked goods are now made in house to ensure quality, freshness and sustainable practices. We only serve items with in house tableware and biodegradable cutlery and boxes when taking items "to go." All of our food, grounds, straws, tea satchets, paper products are composted in house. We continue to improve these efforts while encouraging neighboring businesses, schools and neighborhoods to do the same. You Hear about the VIBE, but when you Enter our Space, You Know. Come and Experience Zen....