Oye Coffee Co. is a West African coffee and lifestyle experience founded by two Nigerian brothers. With a little bit of savings, family inspiration, and faith in a lofty dream, we decided to bring Oye Coffee to life.
Our journey began when our original plans for a long-awaited family reunion trip to Nigeria were dashed by the unexpected arrival of the pandemic. However, this setback turned out to be a pivotal moment that planted a serendipitous twist of fate. A seed blossomed from heartfelt conversations with our relatives back home in Nigeria. As they shared stories about our Grandfather’s legacy and farming history in West Africa, our fascination grew. They would send us samples of coffee from the region where they cultivated crops, and in that moment, we knew we had found something special. It wasn't just about the taste, but also about the beauty of life, meaningful connections, and so much more. Meanwhile, in efforts to highlight amazing coffees in Nigeria that’s currently a hidden gem, we are fostering innovation and sustainability through our rehab-renovation and regenerative coffee farm project — building programs, relationships, and partnering with coffee farmers in different regions to bring an unparalleled “farm-to-cup” experience.
Our name, Oye, which means Chief in our native Yoruba language represents our role as the "Chiefs of the Coffeeland”. The majestic Black Crowned Crane, which represents our native bird and companion inspires grace and resilience as we continuously soar to new heights. Our commitment to pushing boundaries forward and living harmoniously drives us every day to inspire and plant fruitful opportunities for future generations!
After becoming a coffee tourist for many years while working abroad, we're embarking on a journey to open one-of-a-kind cafe and lifestyle brand experience driven by a vision to revolutionize the way people experience coffee and culture in communities — using art and storytelling to share the beauty of the West African culture in a way to highlight what brings us all together. When you get to know our story, you'll see that we're not just another coffee brand and people are not just customers to us - we are family. Community is not an afterthought... it’s a driving force of our purpose. We aspire to add a new component to the narrative around how people experience coffee and culture in the community, and in the regions where we can make a difference.
Despite the uncertainties of the pandemic, we believed in showing faith and persistence in overcoming adversity. Opening the portal to Oye’s “Coffeeland" is our affirmation that together, anything is possible. Our secret ingredient is love.