26 Feb '15, 5pm

Learn about @HighwireCoffee's Tenant Roasting Program #RoastersGuild via @Sprudge

In the last ten years, the Bay Area has become a mecca for nascent coffee roasters looking to make their mark on the exploding specialty coffee scene. It can get crowded, and certainly competitive, with fresh faces like Supersonic , Andytown , and Hearth butting up against the existing stalwarts like Blue Bottle , Four Barrel , and Sightglass ; all of them fighting to make an impression, to make themselves known on a local and, hopefully, national level. Even without the crowded field San Francisco presents, newly minted roasters start off on a bad foot as the costs of a roasting operation in the city—the roaster, the rent, the permits, and on and on—can be sky-high and a brutal deterrent for those looking to experiment with the idea of seeing their logo on their own bag of beans. Luckily, Oakland’s Highwire Coffee is offering a Tenant Roasting Program to do what it can to...

Full article: http://sprudge.com/budding-bay-area-roasters-get-a-boost-...

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