About Us

Cattle Dog Coffee Roasters was started by a gentleman named, Stephen Dorst, in 2008, who was passionate about providing Citrus County, FL with a great cup of fresh roasted coffee. Stephen built the counters and cabinets in Hernando store, including the store’s focal point – the coffee bean bar. Stephen also came up with the name and logo for the business.  The logo is a blue heeler cattle dog, named Barney, which was Stephen’s dog. Stephen successfully opened the doors to the business, but tragically passed away only two days after opening, due to a blood clot.

One month later James and Heather Cook stumbled upon the store. The store in its bare core, they saw the potential of a great business. James Cook, a graduate of Johnson & Wales University’s culinary program, grew up in the restaurant business in Crescent City, CA.

Over the next 9 months they got to know the Dorst family and Stephen’s dream better. Following in the footsteps of Stephen to understand his journey and prove to the family they would be the perfect fit to take on Steven’s dream while building their own dream too. James and Heather reopened the doors to Cattle Dog Coffee Roasters on February 23, 2009. Cattle Dog Coffee Roasters strives to serve the best fresh roasted coffee, a progressive and eclectic menu and high end loose leaf teas. Cattle Dog Coffee Roasters is the perfect place “where friends come to meet”.

We love our customers and welcome your feedback and suggestions. Use our Contact Us page to tell us what we’re doing right or what we can improve on.