Coffee is complex, from the cherries of the coffee tree—picked by thousands of good, hard-working people across the globe—to the barista at the coffee bar. We hope to spark a deeper appreciation and awareness of the coffee we serve and consume each day.
Coffee connects us. Meeting, working, and relaxed contemplation in a comfortable coffee house is more than a meal—it's an experience.
Coffee is a powerful catalyst¹ for the best things in life.
We're proud to have an excellent team of passionate, knowledgeable baristas.
Karen Scheffler — Founder
Alice Johnson — Barista
Martin DeGeus — Barista
Caitlin Bruce — Barista
Catalyst opened its doors on May 18th, 2016.
After discovering incredible coffee in cafes across the Pacific Northwest, Karen Scheffler had a sincere desire to bring that same experience home to northwestern Vermont.
She knew first-hand that ethically-sourced, third-wave³ coffee is the genesis of many, many good things.