OUR COFFEE ROASTERY
We’re ShedLight Coffee Roasters, and we’re a women-owned San Diego coffee roaster here to help you brew better coffee at home today while saving the planet tomorrow. My name is Heather Calatrello, and along with my husband, Chris, I founded ShedLight Coffee Roasters to help others learn how to brew better coffee at home. Chris and I are coffee-obsessed home brewers and roasters who believe that brewing delicious coffee and helping the environment go hand in hand.
We’ve tested countless coffee machines and equipment, sampled hundreds of roasts, and shared plenty of laughs while studying and learning about coffee over the years. Getting here has been a long journey for us, and we’ve spent the last 10+ years experimenting, tasting, and traveling the globe to expand our coffee roasting and brewing skills.
When weren’t researching, roasting, or brewing coffee, we would volunteer our time (and/or resources) to environmental organizations working to tackle the most urgent issues for our planet.
And while these efforts were meaningful, we never felt like we were doing enough. We can’t imagine a world without coffee; we knew we had to do something big. (or, in this case, really tiny)
So we repurposed a small finished shed in our San Diego backyard (which previously housed a 20-year-old oven and approximately 32 empty moving boxes) into a coffee roasting shed. It wasn’t much at first, but it was a step toward encouraging our friends and family to support organic farming, shop local, eliminate one-cup brewing pods, and, of course, enjoy better coffee at home.
Over the years that followed, that little coffee shed grew into a micro coffee roastery, complete with a welcoming barn light beside the door. And thus, ShedLight Coffee was born.
We are committed to making small changes every day to improve the environment around us. We run our coffee roasters on solar power, and we only roast organic, fair-trade coffee beans. We say no to single-use items like one-cup brewing pods and plastic straws, lids, and cups.
A Micro Coffee Roastery On A Mission
We’re a (tiny) solar-powered San Diego coffee roaster working to create significant change. Our organic coffee beans are roasted in small batches in the coffee shed and delivered locally in San Diego 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 this site 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, of course, buy some locally roasted coffee)
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.
TODAY COFFEE SAVES YOUR MORNING.
TOMORROW, THE PLANET.
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 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 coffee 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.
Want to Brew Better Coffee and Save The Planet?
Us too! ShedLight Coffee is a San Diego roaster on a mission to help you brew better coffee at home today while saving the planet tomorrow.
We donate at least one percent of all coffee roastery sales annually to 1% For The Planet, a collection of environmental nonprofits tackling our planet’s most pressing environmental issues.