LostCoffee was established in Castle Rock, Colorado in 2010 by John Paulsen & Scott Gaerte. Today our mission is to “Inspire the world though our craft, our care, and our conscience”.

Our mission to inspire the world starts with the farmers and importers we partner with every month. We, along with our importers, pay premiums to ensure our money is funneled from your cup back to the farmer. This extends beyond the farmer to the people at that are often neglected who work at the sorting tables and washing stations. We believe that with your help we can make a difference through the purchase of our coffees.

When you chose LostCoffee you contribute to programs that help provide women better wages as well as help us buy coffee exclusively from women owned farms. You also help us provide higher wages and higher quality coffees which improve agricultural care and ecological resources. This means your batch brew, pour over, or latte is linked in a chain across the world that directly improves the lives of individuals in countries where it is needed most. Check out some of our partners listed below.





In October of 2010 we signed our first lease at our former Limelight location. While construction on Limelight Ave. began the Perry Street store lease was signed in December of that same year. As of July 2017 LostCoffee stores can be found in Castle Rock, Denver, and Aurora.

On February 10th 2011 the Paulsens and the Gaertes opened their first store at 390 Perry Street in Castle Rock. The very address in which the families became friends many years before.

Today the company is powered by three stores and a roasting facility. Visit our location page for more info and where to enjoy our coffee in the Colorado Front Range.