Down History Lane: The Story Behind the Name Marquette Coffee

At Marquette Coffee, every cup tells a story, and our name is no exception. Have you ever wondered how we decided on the name Marquette Coffee? Today, we’re taking you down "History Lane" to share the origins of our name and the special place that inspired it.

The Birthplace: Marquette, MI

Marquette, Michigan, is more than just a name to us; it’s where our journey began. Nestled on the southern shore of Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula, Marquette is known for its stunning natural beauty, rich history, and vibrant community. It’s a place that embodies the spirit of adventure and the warmth of community—values that we hold dear at Marquette Coffee.

How Marquette, MI Got Its Name

The city of Marquette was named after Jacques Marquette, a French Jesuit missionary and explorer. In the late 17th century, Father Marquette explored the Great Lakes region and established missions in Michigan. His contributions to the exploration and mapping of the area left a lasting legacy, and the city of Marquette was named in his honor in the mid-19th century. This connection to a figure of exploration and discovery resonates deeply with us at Marquette Coffee, as we see each cup of coffee as an opportunity for our customers to embark on their own journey of taste and enjoyment.

Why Marquette?

When we set out to create a coffee company, we wanted a name that would reflect our roots and our commitment to quality. Marquette, MI, offered the perfect inspiration. Here’s why:

  1. Community Spirit: Marquette is a town where community matters. People here look out for each other and take pride in their local businesses. We wanted our coffee to embody that same sense of community and connection.

  2. Natural Beauty: The breathtaking landscapes of Marquette, with its forests, lakes, and trails, inspire a sense of adventure and exploration. Our coffee aims to capture that feeling of discovering something new and wonderful with every cup.

  3. Rich History: Marquette has a fascinating history, from its early days as a mining town to its present status as a cultural hub. Naming our coffee company after Marquette is our way of paying homage to this rich heritage.

Our Journey

Our journey began with a passion for coffee and a desire to create something truly special. We started roasting coffee in small batches, focusing on quality and sustainability. As we grew, so did our connection to the community and the land that inspired us.

What Marquette Coffee Represents

At Marquette Coffee, our name is a constant reminder of where we came from and what we stand for. It represents our dedication to:

  • Quality: Just as the town of Marquette is known for its high standards, we are committed to providing the highest quality coffee.
  • Community: We strive to build a community around our coffee, connecting with our customers and giving back whenever we can.
  • Adventure: Inspired by the natural beauty of Marquette, we encourage our customers to explore new flavors and experiences with our coffee.


As we continue to grow, we carry the spirit of Marquette, MI, with us in everything we do. Every bag of Marquette Coffee is a tribute to the town that inspired our journey and a promise to deliver exceptional coffee to our customers.

Thank you for joining us on this walk down "History Lane." We invite you to enjoy a cup of Marquette Coffee and share in the adventure, community, and quality that our name represents.

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