Certified Organic Coffee Roaster
Surf City Coffee Co. is a USDA certified organic coffee roaster licensed by the California Department of Food and Agriculture and by the California Certified Organic Farmers Association (CCOF). We take pride in providing the best coffee that we can offer while helping to ensure that we care for Mother Earth.
SWISS WATER® Process
While chemicals are used to decaffeinate most coffee, Surf City Coffee is decaffinated using the SWISS WATER® Process which uses only water. It’s a patented process that results in great tasting coffee that is never subjected to chemicals.
Surf City Coffee Company was founded in 1993 in Aptos, California. We began our business with our first retail store. Our goal was to create an “Oasis” where we, and people in our community, could meet and hang out. Our theme was to create an environment that was upscale, friendly and efficient; to quote a phrase, ” Where everybody knows your name.”
Quality products have always been a top concern. During our formative years we outsourced our coffee offerings from well-established roasters. We felt we needed to better control our coffee quality, so we purchased our first Diedrich roaster and brought-in the best Roast Master we could find. The rest is now history. We have the experience the equipment and the know-how to roast only the finest arabica coffees available.
Roasting is not a process, it is an art. You cannot write a formula, mass produce roasted coffee and maintain the highest quality. The best analogy to use is this:
You will never find another piece of grandma’s pie; you can search and search, but it will never be the same, even if you have the recipe!
Grandma only made one or two pies at a time. It was her close attention and that sprinkle of love that created that unforgettable flavor.
The same is true with coffee. Our Roast Masters are hands-on, dedicated roaster’s with years of experience roasting only in small batches. That’s why our customers always come back!