Because Kari Hirst Starkey founded & ran the Yippee Yi Yo Cafe, in OKC, during the “Second Wave” of coffee, way back when. She has ached to be back in this business of coffee, since it’s now well into the “Third Wave.”
Fair Trade, Organic, conscientious practices give her the way , again, to sell coffee with heart.
She took another Leap!
Because Eric Starkey’s passion for coffee helped him succeed in the corporate jungle by day and kept him awake to write and act by night. These two worlds came together when he decided to use everything he’s learned to build his own business where he didn’t have to separate love from livelihood. He took a Leap!
We purchased the business on March 1 of 2016 (Leap day, Leap Year) so we thought we’d better keep the name. All of our coffees are certified organic and we purchase Fair Trade coffee whenever it’s available. Our mission at Leap is simple: Roast delicious coffee, keep it simple, help others, have fun.
Nothing short of the best roaster around. Takes great pride in his work, and a dear friend. If you are looking for fine coffees and teas, look no further.Patrick Clark II
Gary uses only the most holy of coffee beans. Excellent!Randy Smith
I just tried the Ethiopian Yergachefee. Wonderful. I can’t wait to try something else.Cindy Soloman
The “Grey Poupon” of coffee and one of the best people I know!Annie McCutchen
The best!! Just, THE best. I am spoiled by this coffee. I drive by Starbucks and shudder. For real.Monica Shippen
We are proud to carry the industry’s leading certifications to ensure that we’re providing the highest quality coffees and teas to our customers.
We only roast certified organic coffees and we are certified as a USDA Organic Processor by the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry. Organic producer #ORF-279.
FAIR TRADE USA
We purchase Fair Trade Coffee and report all coffee purchases to the Fair Trade USA certifying board.
We are proud members of the Specialty Coffee Association of America
LEAP COFFEE ROASTERS
44 NE 51ST STREET, SUITE A
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73105
WAREHOUSE RETAIL HOURS:
9AM TO 3PM WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
MONDAY & TUESDAY BY APPOINTMENT