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Inspired Island ~ Robin Pollard
September 13th, 2019 by Grace McRae
In this episode, we get to know Robin Pollard! Robin is the woman behind Vashon’s newest cafè, Pollard Coffee.
Robin spent many years promoting Washington’s tourism and wine industries, serving as the state’s tourism director and then executive director of the Washington State Wine Commission. But having grown up on a farm in Iowa, Robin found herself yearning to grow something of her own.
Today, Robin is a celebrated coffee roaster, vineyard owner, and wine maker. Join us to hear how Robin’s parents inspired her to become an entrepreneur, how she taught herself to roast coffee beans and start a vineyard, and the story behind Pollard Coffee!