Montana Coffee Traders

Since 1981, Montana Coffee Traders has been roasting fine coffees in an old farmhouse in Whitefish.  In this tiny mountain town in northwest Montana over 3,000 feet above sea level, our beans are roasted at almost exactly the same altitude at which they grow.  Coincidence?  Maybe.  Perfection?  Definitely!  We roast using Sivetz Fluid Bed roasters where only precisely heated clean mountain air gently roasts the coffee.  We package and ship our coffee immediately after roasting, so our customers drink it at the peak of freshness.

After more than a quarter century in business, MCT’s roots run deep through our community.  Since the beginning, R.C. Beall’s focus has been selling the best coffee possible, maintaining happy employees and contributing positively to the community and the environment.  Whenever possible, we buy organic, fair trade and shade grown certified coffees and strive to operate in a manner that respects, supports and profits the people, the communities and the land that sustains us.

As a result, our customers feel more like family than customers.  Whether you’ve been with us since our humble beginnings in our old farmhouse or you found us on your summer vacation to Glacier National Park, we are committed to bringing you exceptional and delicious coffees from around the world.  Get to know us if you haven’t already; we’ll make it worth your while.


Columbia Falls Cafe

Montana Coffee Traders expanded to the east side of the valley in 2004 when it re-opened the old Pines Café doors in Columbia Falls,  offering a full breakfast and lunch menu. Sit and stay awhile or take away our brown-bag “Hiker” to nearby Glacier National Park.  Gather around its namesake pine tree with Columbia Falls regulars, and you’ll find the same great selection of local art, Montana Made products, and unique gift options.

Roastery on Hwy 93

In 1981, Montana Coffee Traders began roasting coffee for the locals of the Flathead Valley.  In this old farmhouse, our roasting operations, administrative offices, and original Coffee House are still in operation today.  Come for a tour of our roasting facility and learn about the origin of coffee and taste coffees from around the world.  Afterward, nibble on freshly baked goods, browse through our coffee accessories and Montana Made gifts, and shop from the widest selection of our freshly roasted coffee.

  • Bulk and bagged bean selection
  • Full service espresso bar
  • Baked goods
  • Friday Tours available with reservation. Reservations are required for 10AM Friday Roastery tours. Please call 406.862.7628 to reserve your spot. Limit is 10 people – 10 years or older. Guests need to arrive by 9:45 to sign waiver and tour will begin at 10AM sharp.
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Whitefish Coffeehouse

Whitefish’s second location opened its doors downtown in 2001.  Offering a full espresso bar, freshly baked goods, grilled paninis and hot soups, this café is the heart of Whitefish everyday culture.  With its shelves full of Montana Made products, walls covered by local artists, and the best selection of gifts Whitefish has to offer, stop by for a quick shopping trip, or stay awhile with hot coffee and free wireless access.

Kalispell Cafe

Our Center Street location is closed. We are now open in our new location at 111 Main Street in downtown Kalispell. We are excited to offer the same delicious food and coffee. We look forward to seeing you at the new cafe!

Ten years after roasting our first beans in Whitefish, we opened our first full-service café in Kalispell.  Offering a full breakfast and lunch menu, any time of day is a good time to visit us.  Enjoy a full espresso bar, freshly baked goods, and the same great selection of eclectic gift offerings found in our three other locations.