Randy Evans spent a decade in the coffee business prior to starting Evans Brothers Coffee. Passion for coffee was fueled while living in Italy. He later opened and managed a high-end café in Maui serving Kona Coffee and became an apprentice roaster, training with top names in the industry. He then became the head roaster at Storyville Coffee in Seattle.
Rick Evans background was in Sales & Marketing in the Resort industry. He was the Director of Sales and then sold Resort Real Estate in Hawaii and the West Coast, moving to Sandpoint to work with Sothebys Realty.
Both brothers had relocated to Sandpoint intentionally, as a place to raise their young families together and plant roots. Randy had taken a job in Sandpoint with a roaster manufacturer, selling the machines he had roasted on for years.
Laid off in the first 90 days, he and Rick spent many hours skiing Schweitzer and brainstorming how Randy could remain in Sandpoint while also remaining in the coffee business.