Pierre Ketellapper

PK Coffee was named in honor of Katrina’s great Uncle Piet, Pierre Ketellapper. Piet, or “Pietje” as he was affectionately known, was a successful, serial entrepreneur. He owned many businesses during his lifetime, but the one he was most passionate about was the coffee importing and roasting business he owned in Antwerp, Belgium before and after WW II.
Katrina knew her great uncle well, and also fell under the spell of coffee early on in her life – but it wasn’t until she moved back to Vermont from San Francisco that it dawned on her how much she really loved it. While taking an espresso class at Counter Culture Coffee in 2014 she decided she could no longer hold off the dream – and committed to jumping in head first to start her own coffee business.

With the help of an amazing team, she made her vision a reality and opened the first PK Coffee in Stowe, Vermont in March of 2016. PK expanded its offerings to include teas and non-caffeinated drinks. With everything we add to our menu, we make sure it upholds our commitment to providing the best product we can from the most local, high quality ingredients we can procure. For example:

  • We partnered with Stone Leaf Teas in Middlebury to develop the perfect chai
  • The maple for our maple lattes (the Devon) comes from Rooney Farms in Morrisville
  • Many of our baked goods use flour milled by Elmore Mountain in Morrisville from local grains

We are proud to call Vermont home and honored to purchase products from our hard working neighbors.

Every cup of delicious PK Coffee showcases a product that is too often mishandled and misunderstood. Our goal is for every customer to leave PK Coffee surprised that coffee can taste as good as it smells. Maybe even a wee bit better!

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Katrina new her great uncle well, and also fell under the spell of coffee early on in her life – but it wasn’t until she moved back to Vermont from San Francisco that she admitted how much she really loved it. While taking an espresso class she learned her friend Matt was also looking to open a coffee business. He had given up his job as a teacher in order to focus all his energy on making a living from his main passions – food and coffee. Matt and Katrina met up and within a matter of minutes realized they had very similar visions, joined forces and thus PK Coffee was born. We opened the doors of our first shop in Stowe in March of 2016. 

Matt and Katrina are both avid students and can’t imagine a better gig than showcasing a product that is so often mishandled and misunderstood – whether on its own or accompanied by a homemade treat. Our goal is for every customer to leave PK Coffee surprised that coffee can taste as good as it smells. Maybe even a wee bit better!

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