Coffee Roasters

Coffee Beans

I love to try new coffee beans for my daily espresso drinks! Attempting to support smaller roasters whenever possible, I predominately buy from local roasters in my immediate area and state, but also sample coffee from small roasters across the United States.

Los Angeles Area Roasters

RoasterCoffeeProcessRoast LevelFlavor Notes
Civil CoffeeGenji ChallaWashedLightHibiscus, Stone Fruit, Honey, Pomegranate and Florals
Compelling CoffeeColombia ArboledaWet-ProcessedMedium LightTropical, Blueberry, Aromatic
Compelling CoffeeEthiopia AjareWet-ProcessedLightStone Fruit, Pear, Date Sugar
Compelling CoffeeKenya NgukuWet-ProcessedLightBoysenberry, Plum, Raspberry
GroundworkOrganic SupernaturalLightCandy Corn and Fruit Punch
Ideology CoffeeIncahuasiMediumConcord Grape, Cherry, Chestnut
Kindness & Mischief CoffeeEthiopia Yirgacheffe ChelbessaNaturalLightFresh Pineapple, Jasmine, Peach Gummy Ring
Mad Lab Coffee RoastersColombia, San Sebastian, Inza, CaucaWashedLightBlack Amber Plums, Wilking Tangerines, Werther’s Candy, Transcendent Libation
Mad Lab Coffee RoastersDoc Brown BlendWashed, NaturalLightChocolate, Marshmallow Fluff, Fig Jam, Adventure
Mad Lab Coffee RoastersDolly BlendNaturalLightElderberry, Blenheim Apricots, Lilac, Flabbergasting
MaruColombia Finca SantuarioAnaerobic WashedLightPassionfruit, Juicy Peach, Green Apple
Moby’s Coffee & Tea CompanyColombiaLight Medium
Stereoscope Coffee Co.Brazil Pedra BrancaPulped NaturalLightLoquat, Melon, Creamy, Almond Butter
The Boy & The BearJesus CardenasWashedLightPineapple, Passionfruit, Molasses
The Boy & The BearManos Al GranoWashedLightMango, Pineapple, Orange
The Boy & The BearMiller CruzWashedLightHoneysuckle, Lemongrass, Yellow Apple
The Boy & The BearPalo De RosaWashedLightPapaya, Pink Grapefruit, Floral
Unincorporated Coffee RoastersDon FranciscoWashedLightBanana, Pistachio, Milk Chocolate
Unincorporated Coffee RoastersLa Casa – Where Everyone’s WelcomeWashedMedium DarkGraham Cracker, Honey, Chocolate
Unincorporated Coffee RoastersPool Party – Splishy SplashyAnaerobic, Natural, WashedMediumLime Margaritas, Small Umbrellas, Capri Sun

San Diego Area Roasters

RoasterCoffeeProcessRoast LevelFlavor Notes
Cafe MotoBlue SkyDarkSmoky Flavor and Lasting Caramelized Finish
Dark Horse Coffee RoastersColombia – Timanco HuilaLight MediumPlum, Nutella, Guava Pastry
Dark Horse Coffee RoastersRwandaLight MediumStrawberry Jam, Passionfruit, Teddy Grahams
Flor & Seed Coffee RoastersOaxaca Las FloresWashedMediumApple Pie, Maple Tones
Forum CoffeeSingle Origin – Sidama, EthiopiaMedium DarkStrawberry Jam, Vanilla, Dark Chocolate
Forum CoffeeThe OGWashed, NaturalMedium DarkChocolate, Nuts, Caramel, Berries
James Coffee Co.El Jaguar – Mexico ChiapasWashed, Sun-DriedLight MediumChocolate, Grapefruit, Apricot
Jaunt Coffee RoastersEthiopia – Bensa Asefa QonqanaLightBerry Fruits, Jasmine, Lychee, Raw Sugar
Jaunt Coffee RoastersThe Murphinator BlendNatural, Wet-HulledMedium DarkDark Chocolate, Sweet Tobacco, Toffee, Raisin
Lofty CoffeeDR Congo – Mapendo WomenLightBlood Orange, Elderflower, Cacao Nib, Creamy
Lofty CoffeeSweet Blue BlendNatural, WashedLightBlueberry, Butterscotch, Chocolate Liquor
Mostra CoffeeEthiopia LightStrawberry Mochi, Creamsicle, French Buttercream
Mostra CoffeePhilippine Farmer Milled LotDarkSpice
Seven Seas Roasting Co.Dragon NaturalNatural AnerobicLight MediumCacao Nibs, Raspberry Jam, Sangria
Storymakers Coffee RoastersJose CienfuegosLightLemongrass, Cherry, Meyer Lemon
Trident CoffeeAnchors AweighLightBittersweet Chocolate, Honey, Orange Peel
Trident CoffeeLink in the ChainLightBlueberry, Fruity, Sweet
Trident CoffeeRising TideDarkSweet, Fruity, Chocolate
Yipao Coffee RoastersFinca La HabanaMediumGrapes, Blackberry, Chocolate, Citric Acidity, Juicy Body
Yipao Coffee RoastersVilla CoffeeWashedMediumCherry, Floral, Fruity, Grapes, Prolonged Residual, Bright Citric Acidity, Creamy Body

Other California Roasters (SoCal)

CityRoasterCoffeeProcessRoast LevelFlavor Notes
Quartz HillSagebrush CafeCosta RicanMedium
Quartz HillSagebrush CafeEspressoDark
Quartz HillSagebrush CafeEthiopianMedium
Quartz HillSagebrush CafeGuatemalaMedium Dark
TemeculaMythic Coffee Co.MothmanMedium DarkDark Chocolate, Molasses, Brown Sugar
TemeculaMythic Coffee Co.WendigoDark

Other California Roasters (NorCal)

CityRoasterCoffeeProcessRoast LevelFlavor Notes
San FranciscoSaint Frank CoffeeHonduras Las NubesWashedLightSoft Citrus, Apricot, Long Juniper Finish
Santa ClaraBarefoot Coffee RoastersFinca Palmichal EspressoWashedMediumDried Stone Fruit, Tangerine, Tropical Fruit, Caramel Finish
Santa ClaraBarefoot Coffee RoastersLimu Nigusse LemmaNaturalLightRoasted Nuts, Cocoa Powder, Dark Chocolate Covered Raspberries, Hints of Lime
Santa ClaraBarefoot Coffee RoastersPopayanWashedMediumCandied Nuts, Chocolate, Caramel, Orange
Lake TahoeDrink Coffee Do StuffBark at the MoonDarkDark Chocolate, Caramel Drizzle, Rich
ReddingFeast Coffee & CultureMilk & Honey BlendMedium DarkPrune, Honey, Milk, Cocoa Nibs

United States Roasters (Outside California)

StateCityRoasterCoffeeProcessRoast LevelFlavor Notes
ArizonaPhoenixCartel Roasting Co.Ngozi BahireLightDried Pineapple, Honey and Banana Nut Bread
MassachusettsBostonDoomed CoffeeGoro BedessaWashedLightDried Rose, Black Tea, Caramel
MassachusettsBostonDoomed CoffeeJarama GihomboTriple-WashedLightOrange Zest, Lemongrass, and Hibiscus Black Tea
Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co.Alpha BlendDarkCocoa, Vanilla, Nutmeg and Intense Smokiness
Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co.Morning Walk Breakfast BlendLight and Medium BlendCitrus, Cherry, Cocoa and Toasted Nuts
Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co.Paper & Slippers BlendLight and Dark BlendBrownie, Toasted Nuts, Blackberry and Blueberry
New YorkNew YorkOren’s CoffeeFrench RoastDarkIntense Chocolate, Bittersweet
VirginiaFloydRed Rooster CoffeeWaxwing All-Purpose BlendMedium DarkDark Chocolate, Caramel, Nougat, Citrus
MichiganGrand RapidsSparrows CoffeeHigh Five BlendMediumToasted Nut and Baker’s Chocolate

Have a favorite local coffee roaster? Let me know!

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