WELCOME TO SPOTTED HORSE

Round Lake Coffee Roasters and Friends

Coming Soon Coffee of the Month Club

What's called the Last Indian Uprising in Minnesota occurred on Round Lake, in 1901. There, Skip-in-the-Day and the Round Lake Ojibwe people stopped the theft of logs by the lumber companies. 60 Ojibwes with rifles were supported by many non-natives in the region. ThIs Is where we live and this is where we roast. 

We say that we are still rising. Join us for peace and justice in the coffee cup and in the world.

We are in the heart of our family homeland: Round Lake, White Earth reservation.   We will serve you more, and with pride as Spotted Horse Coffees, or Round Lake Roasters.  We hope you enjoy your coffee today and every day in the future.

About our Roasts: We feature organic and fair trade coffees.  We roast in small seven pound batches. What this means, is that we are fresh, we know where our coffee comes from, and we are enjoying ourselves. On a worldwide scale, coffee has been laden with pesticides, workers have been exposed to hazards, and profits have been taken from poor and indigenous communities, by large corporations and the military. 

Coffee is politicized, and coffee has been a sword in the hearts of communities.  We do not support that.  We know that something as beautiful as coffee should come from a beautiful place. We also wanted to create a small business on our reservation, so it is that our roasters are community people, and are pleased to have a source of income here, noopeming, deep in the woods.  We are just beginning.

SPOTTED HORSE COFFEES features fair trade and organic Central and South American, African and Indonesian blends. We are a small batch craft roaster. We pay careful attention to each batch ensuring a perfect roast each time. Our rich flavors reflect our rich culture, featuring fair trade, organic and indigenous coffees. We are a tribally owned coffee company. My extended family and I are your roasters. Winona LaDuke

Spotted Horse Coffees roasts fair trade and organic coffee. We are excited to feature amazing "Indigenous Women Coffee Producers," from El Salvador, Chiapas, Costa Rica, Honduras and more


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Round Lake Roasters 

Meet Andrew Struss, our gifted coffee Round Lake roaster. Each and every roasted batch is packed beautiful rich flavors.

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Women Water Protectors

From the highest mountain, Mauna Kea (Pua Case), to the hills, and rivers of Standing Rock (LaDonna Brave Bull Allard).

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Winona's Breakfast Blend

Breakfast Blend: This is to wake up in love each morning.   

Winona’s Breakfast Blend celebrates the strength of our resistance in this millennium. 

A light Vienna roast perfect for cappuccino flavor. A Blend of Central, African and Indonesian coffees, those are some of the most aromatic and romantic coffees in the world, smokey, exotic chocolate and beautiful.

As the new millenia unfolds and we head into the new green economy, it is because of people like Winona LaDuke that the world can rest knowing that the fight is still being taken to the bad guys of the world by the women of the world Winona LaDuke, who said “ I would like to see as many people be patriotic to the land as to a flag.”


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Louis Riel French Roast 

“I have nothing but my heart to give and I have already given it long ago to my country”

“My people will sleep for one hundred years, but when they awake, it will be the artists who give them their spirit back." -  Louis Riel, Canadian politician, a founder of the province of Manitoba, and a political leader of the Métis people of the Canadian Prairies

Extra Dark French Roast with a bold aromatic finish.

Louis Riel is a western hemispheric blend of coffee grown by patriots, like Louis Riel; we roast this to a full French Roast. 

Louis Riel’s vision for the future of this region, from Minnesota to Saskatchewan was a breathtaking multi cultural democracy, where Indigenous, Metis, and new settlers could live in a beautiful cooperation, buffalo roamed in diverse ecosystems, full of fair trade and love for land.  

We focus on fair trade and organic cooperatives in the Americas to honor his vision.

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Water

Protectors Blend

Giving our lives in various ways for the protection of the rivers is giving our lives for the well-being of humanity and of this planet … Our Mother Earth – militarized, fenced-in, poisoned, a place where basic rights are systematically violated – demands that we take action.” – Berta Isabel Cáceres Flores, Civic Council of Grassroots and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH)

Dark roast with a subtle sweet hint of chocolate, definitely one of the favored blends.

Our choices here are El Salvadorian, Honduras and Costa Rica small batch producers. We name this in honor of Water Protectors.  And, this coffee is roasted by Water Protectors.

In our coffee, we remember Berta Cáceres an Indigenous woman leader of Honduras fought to protect the waters there from contamination and mega dam projects.  Assassinated by the government agents in 2016, she is recognized internationally for her human rights and environmental work. In turn, El Salvador banned hard rock mining 2017, in a landmark decision, in a country where 90% of the water is compromised. This is the first national ban on mining in the world.  And Costa Rica, deemed one of the happiest countries in the world continues to move towards renewable energy, although their coffee offerings are not yet certified organic.  


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Hole in the Day

Medium Roast with a rich full blend of Central, African and Indonesian coffees, honoring the resistance and patriots of the Anishinaabeg. Roasted and savored here on the White Earth reservation for decades, we love the full flavor and spirit of a coffee which emboldens us in every moment.

Our intentions are to provide excellent coffee, fairly sourced and supporting organic and women owned farms. We work with our friends to develop relationships and nurture good business and good quality of life. 

Photo:Chief Hole-in-the-Day, Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society