About The Roaster

Drinking coffee has always been an enjoyable experience for me. While living in the Bay Area, I found myself driving for miles to try the many specialty coffee shops popping up all around the area. One day, a great friend floated an idea my way, “why don’t you try roasting coffee yourself?” And that is exactly what I did.

Many (many) roasts later, my wife and I decided to leave our beloved home in the Bay Area and start a new chapter in the Pacific Northwest. We settled on Bainbridge Island, WA, and are delighted by the generations of Mallards and Wood ducks that call our little pond home. In the mornings, as we sip our coffee, we swear the ducks sound like they’re laughing...

Coffee is my passion, and has led me on a great journey. I hope you enjoy drinking Laughing Duck roasts as much as I enjoy creating them.

Ted Field, Roaster / Owner


My roasting career actually began by roasting in a popcorn maker, although this setup didn’t last for long. As my skills and experience grew, so did my equipment list.

Currently, I am using a 500g sample roaster and have access to a Dietrich IR12 at a co-roasting facility here on Bainbridge Island. This enables me to focus on all types of coffees, while finding the ones that I feel other people will enjoy.

I have been building a wonderful relationship with Aviator Coffees while sharing their Dietrich IR12 roaster. We collaborate on roasting techniques and coffees that benefit the both of us.  It is a privilege to be able to roast amazing coffee with them.

Although Laughing Duck Coffee is very small, we purchase coffees from reputable importers. Whenever possible, we pay prices that help benefit the farmers of that particular region.

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Next Roast Date: 12/21/20

Last roast for the holiday - 12/21/20

Deliveries and shipments by Tues/Wed.

Wishing everyone a great Holiday!

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