Community, Integrity, Excellence
Downtown Albany has a lot going for it; quaint storefronts, a fun carousel, fine bistros and restaurants, and now a place for great coffee.
We use only high-quality beans from local roasters here in the Willamette Valley. We also have bagels, a few pastries, and desserts to accompany your hot or cold beverage.
Along with delectables, Margin provides a laid-back atmosphere for you to sit, take a breath and let life slow down for a change.
Let's face it, we could all use a little more margin in our lives. You know: intentional breathing room, a different pace of life, space! Like margins on a page, a little room around the edges of life makes it a lot more comfortable.
That's why we are called Margin Coffee. We are a place to come, not to escape life, but to allow some time in our day to simply be.
So get a quality cup of coffee, grab a good book or a friend, put up your feet and take a deep breath.
Your life can now have margin.
Third Wave Coffee
All coffee starts on a farm, but great coffee is nurtured from the farmer to the cup.
The third wave of coffee is a movement to produce high-quality coffee which involves improvements at all stages of production, from improving coffee plant growing, harvesting, and processing, to stronger relationships between coffee growers, traders, and roasters, to higher quality and fresh roasting.
Third wave coffee aspires to the highest form of culinary appreciation of coffee, so that one may appreciate subtleties of flavor, varietal, and growing region – similar to other complex consumable plant-derived products such as wine, tea, and chocolate. Distinctive features of third wave coffee include direct trade coffee, high-quality beans, single-origin coffee (as opposed to blends), and lighter roasts. It also includes revivals of alternative methods of coffee preparation, such as vacuum coffee and pour-over brewing devices such as the Chemex and Hario V60. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_wave_of_coffee)
Gabe Anderson, owner
Gabe enjoys business almost as much as he does coffee.
For many years, a coffee shop seemed merely a pipe dream, but in early 2018, dream became reality when everything fell into place.
Jonathan Eick, manager
Jon has been an Albany local since childhood.
His hope for a new downtown coffee shop opened the door for Margin Coffee to exist.