In 1978, Janie and Jim Cameron couldn’t find good coffee anywhere within 100 miles. So Jim made it his mission to bring specialty coffee (normally found in coffeehouses) to local grocery stores, so you can enjoy exceptional coffee at home, every day.
Their next company leader, Bill Kirkpatrick, came to Cameron’s through a little soul-searching. Years ago, Bill came to a turning point in his corporate career and had to decide what to do next. After several weeks of reflection, Bill’s wife, Lisa, asked, “Bill what do you want to do?” When Bill listed off several companies where he has mentors and friends, Lisa once again asked, “Bill what do you really want to do?” Bill somewhat jokingly said, “Well, I’d start a coffee company.” And Lisa, in all seriousness, responded, “Well, go start your coffee company.”
So in 1993, Bill acquired Cameron’s Coffee. With a vision for bringing superior coffee to larger, coffee-savvy audiences, he expanded the local Cameron’s coffee roasterie into a state-of-the-art roasterie, still in use today. Today the Cameron’s facility in Shakopee, MN, is one of the coolest coffee facilities in the country. The entire staff enjoys delivering the best cups of coffee in the world, and having fun as we do it.