Brew Better Coffee | About Us


Brew Better Coffee With The Freshest Coffee Facts, Unfiltered Brewing Guides, & Curated Coffee Buying Guides.


We’re ShedLight Coffee, and we’re a micro coffee roastery on a mission to help you brew better coffee at home today while saving the planet tomorrow. We’re a collaborative of coffee-obsessed home brewers and roasters who believe that brewing delicious coffee and helping the environment go hand in hand.

We’re committed to making small changes every day to improve the environment around us. We source only the finest fair-tradeorganic coffee beans and avoid single-use items like cups, straws, and one-cup brewing pods. We volunteer our time and resources to environmental organizations working to tackle the most urgent issues for our planet.

We’ve tested countless coffee machines, sampled hundreds of roasts, and made plenty of mistakes along the way. Coffee has been a journey for us, and we’ve traveled the globe learning brewing techniques and expanding our roasting and home brewing skills.

Our founder and editor-in-chief, Heather Calatrello, and her husband Chris have been coffee enthusiasts for years and bonded over a shared love for this dark and magical beverage.

Chris’s Japanese heritage lured the couple to Japan on several occasions, where they observed traditional coffee brewing methods and developed a more profound affection for Japanese pour-over coffee.

After years of sampling roasts from some of the best roasters globally, Heather & Chris decided it was time to start roasting for themselves. A small, finished shed in the backyard of their home in San Diego was transformed into a micro coffee roastery, complete with a welcoming barn light beside the door. And thus, ShedLight Coffee was born.

A Micro Coffee Roastery On A Mission

We’re a (tiny) solar-powered micro coffee roastery on a mission to create big change. Our fair trade, organic coffee beans are roasted in small batches in the coffee shed and delivered locally via our electric Mini Cooper. If you see us on the road, be sure to give us a honk and a 👋🏼

We love talking about coffee almost as much as we love drinking it. We established as a place to share helpful coffee brewing advice, buying guides, and fascinating coffee facts with those who want to improve their coffee experience. (and, one day very soon, try some of our epic beans… stay tuned)

And if we can save the planet along the way, that’d be pretty sweet too. If you love coffee as much as we do and want to learn how to brew better coffee at home, you’re in the right place.

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It’s a big goal. We get it. But often, the small changes have the most significant impact. And a cup of coffee is a small thing. We believe that your morning caffeine fix should be more than just a quick convenience—a way to start the day with something pleasurable and thoughtful. And no day should start with a crappy cup of coffee.

You don’t have to be a professionally trained barista to brew delicious coffee. We’re here to help you learn how to brew the perfect cup of coffee from the comfort of your own home. We’ll break down hipster stereotypes and common misconceptions to demystify the brewing process and awaken your inner barista. Soon you’ll see that brewing epic coffee isn’t complicated.

Brew Better Coffee | About Us

Want to Brew Better Coffee and Save The Planet?

Us too! ShedLight Coffee is on a mission to help you brew better coffee at home today while saving the planet tomorrow.

We donate one percent of all proceeds annually to 1% For The Planet, a collection of environmental nonprofits tackling our planet’s most pressing environmental issues.