Currently, there are three retail Surf City Coffee Company
coffee stores. Our original store is located in Aptos on the south end of the coastal community of Santa Cruz county, California. Our Scotts Valley store is located right by the freeway onramp/offramp on Mount Hermon Road. You can also visit us at our newest store located in Moss Landing. Our warehouse and roasting facility is located in the city of Soquel.Our History
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!It is with this love and dedication that we operate our business.Surf City Coffee Company is employee owned.
We all have a vested interest to ensure that our coffee is the best available. Our commitment to customer service is unsurpassed. If you are ever dissatisfied with a Surf City Coffee Company coffee product for any reason, please return it to us for a refund or replacement.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.
Fair Trade Certified
Our excellent quality organic coffee has been Fair Trade Certified by Trans Fair USA. Trans Fair USA is an independent non-profit organization which monitors and certifies Fair Trade products in the United States. Fair Trade raises incomes and living standards for small coffee farmers overseas while helping to protect the environment. Fair Trade doesn’t provide aid or charity, but instead promotes self-reliance and equality for farmers who are disadvantaged under present trading conditions. You can support fair trade by buying superb quality Fair Trade Certified coffee.
Fair Trade practices include:
•Paying farming families a fair price for their harvests that provide them with a decent living wage.
•Helping small farmers gain access to needed loans for working capital.
•Establishing direct, long-term trading relationships between buyers and farmers.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.