About Us


organic coffee beans

If you want a special order of your favorite blend we will roast it Tuesday (and grind it if you like) and it will be ready to pick up Wednesday afternoon. We also have gift cards and an assortment of Red Leaf merchandise available.

Our coffee is organic (not sprayed with 7 – 11 different chemicals)

Our coffee is smooth, bold, and rich

Our staff is super friendly – even at 5:30 am!

Our syrup flavors enhance the taste of our lattes – not overpower them

We serve delicious and healthy whole fruit smoothies with no added sugar

We sell gluten-free foods and other snacks

We sell whole bean and pre-ground organic coffee


In 2008, Red Leaf owners, Ray and Melissa Vandervalk, began a journey that would result in the area’s most popular locally-owned coffee house. It started as a simple espresso stand in Woodland. In order to boost business, they decided to remodel, turning the espresso stand into a double sided drive-through. With time and an innovative brand makeover, Red Leaf Organic Coffee began to grow.

The name Red Leaf Organic Coffee and the uniquely themed menu pays tribute to Melissa’s Canadian heritage. Drinks like the Rocky Mountain Mocha, the Maple Vanilla Latte, and the Gold Rush became popular favorites. A new fresh fruit smoothie line was introduced soon after.

Business was booming and in 2011, Red Leaf opened a second location on Main Street in Kelso. The sit-down café has a drive through and still offers their uniquely Canadian and Northwest themed drinks. Red Leaf’s menu has grown too. Gluten free treats and milk alternatives have been added to the menu to accommodate customer needs.

In addition to simply tasting good, Melissa’s goal was to make as much of the menu healthy and organic as possible. “I want to serve customers only what I’d serve my kids,” Melissa said. Red Leaf is proud to offer a variety of healthy options that can satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth.

The Kelso location includes a playroom for kids to enjoy while their parents relax with a drink. In exploring various coffee houses in the Northwest, Ray and Melissa noticed that while the adults had coffee and company to keep them entertained, kids had no place to play. Red Leaf now has its own playroom.

In their first year of operation, Red Leaf won the Reader’s Choice Award from the Daily News for the best coffee in the Kelso-Longview area. Red Leaf opened it’s third and fourth location in the Longview area. Red Leaf continues to grow, offering a truly unique and memorable coffee experience.



Our company is based on the belief that our customers’ needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.  We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best drink and service in the industry.

R.E.D. Employees of the Month

Recognition of Excellence and Dedication

Woodland’s “R.E.D. Employee of the Month” for September is: Erin
Hometown: Woodland, WA
How long have you been with Red Leaf?: 2+ years
Current favorite drink: 1 pump vanilla latte with breve, an extra shot, and white coffee
Current favorite food item: Snickerdoodle cookie
Name a customer you love to see and why: Rick and Gayle – because I love their story and their love for everyone around them.
Hopes and dreams: My day to day hope and dream is to bring as much joy to each customer as I can. And long term dream is to travel everywhere and experience different cultures around the world.

Longview’s “R.E.D. Employee of the Month” for September is: Caleb
Hometown: Burien, Washington
How long as a Red Leaf barista: 2+ years
Current favorite drink: double-shot in the dark
Current favorite food item: sausage strata with cream cheese
Best thing about being a barista: Coffee-coffee-coffee and I love making people smile!
Name a customer you love to see and why: My good pal, the sweet old lady, Carmen, who gets a vanilla latte, and I get a hug every time she sees me.
Hopes and dreams: to make people smile and think through art and games

Kelso’s “R.E.D. Employee of the Month” for September is: Ariana
Hometown: Coon Rapids, Minnesota
How long as a Red Leaf barista: 1.5 years
Current favorite drink: red tea latte
Current favorite food item: pumpkin bread
Best thing about being a barista: seeing our regulars and working with some of my favorite people
Name a customer you love to see & why: Dustin – he’s always so friendly and nice!
Hopes & Dreams: finish school and become an RN

15th’s “R.E.D. Employee of the Month” for September is: Madi
Hometown: Longview, Washington
How long as a Red Leaf barista: 2 years
Current favorite drink: stevia white mocha americano with MCT
Current favorite food item: keto protein box
Best thing about being a barista: making new friends/connections and serving customers with a smile!
Name a customer you love to see & why: I love all of my regulars and anyone who can make me laugh!
Hopes & Dreams: to open my own red leaf and continue spread Red Leaf culture near and far!