About Amy Louis
Founder and Co-Owner
Amy Louis has been involved in the coffee industry for over 36 years. Amy’s journey began in San Francisco working for Peet’s Coffee and Tea in the Management Training Program. Amy was a Barista even before the title had been created. After departing from Peet’s Amy was employed by a couple of different roasters and eventually began working for Bi-Rite Foodservice Distributors as a coffee specialist. This is where Amy began to learn about coffee as an industry and not solely as a beverage. After several years with Bi-Rite Amy began working within the wholesale division at Starbucks. The birth of the specialty coffee industry was just taking off and Amy was on the ground floor. After departing from Starbucks Amy took what she had learned about wholesale coffee and went back to Peet’s where she created the Peet’s wholesale coffee division.
In 2002, after years of traveling and seeing a need for quality specialty coffee in the North State Amy started Six Degrees Coffee Service and Distribution. Among the most important things according to Amy is caring for the farmers that grow the amazing coffee that Six Degrees distributes to the North State.