Some of our favorite memories since we married were those morning cups of coffee together, whether they be from the balconies of exotic vacation destinations or in our own backyard. Until a trip to a seaside café in Zihuatanejo in 2006, we had always enjoyed the coffee experience more than the coffee. After happening upon crop to shop, fresh roasted, fresh brewed coffee, we discovered our mission… Everyone should experience exceptional coffee, learn about its cultivation and the people involved.
Ted roasted his first green beans using a hot air popcorn popper he had modified. Although it didn’t produce the best beans, this method did allow for him to gain an acute awareness of the sights, sounds and smells of roasting. He upgraded to larger and more sophisticated roasters, working to discover the potential of beans from around the world. In May of 2016, we began selling fresh roasted coffee beans from the back of our vehicle at the local Farmer’s Market in Wichita Falls, Texas. Within a year, public demand led to the opening of Odd Duck Coffee’s Roastery & Tasting Room downtown Wichita Falls. And yes, we did have an odd duck. And if we’re honest, we’re a couple of odd ducks as well. On a mission. Discover your favorite Cup!