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 entrepreneur. He owned many businesses during his lifetime, but the one he was most passionate about was the coffee importing business he owned in Antwerp, Belgium before and after WW II.

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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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!

Follow us– Instagram, Facebook, Twitter!!