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In 2009, we opened The French Press in downtown Santa Barbara. We had no money and no staff, but we loved coffee so much that we just had to share it with people. At our core, we’re optimists. We haven’t ever let an obstacle stand in our way. Coffee is our passion. We think it’s the best thing ever invented (way to go nature!). This love for coffee and can-do attitude, paired with a rad staff, led us to create Dune Coffee Roasters.
It is our privilege to select beautiful coffees and roast them and serve them in our hometown of Santa Barbara. Our mission is straightforward, but that doesn’t make it simple: source, roast, and serve the absolute best coffee to our community. We show up for our customers, co-workers, coffee producers, importers, and exporters.
We are working to do things the right way. We source coffee in ways that give back to the producers, we invest in their long-term success, and we cultivate lasting relationships with coffee professionals in every stage of the supply chain. We are committed to never losing our grasp on the magic of coffee to never forgetting how far a little optimism and love can take you.
So for all of those whose hands touch our coffee, before and after us: thank you.
We think you’re awesome.
While we are the last hands that touch these coffees, we cannot claim to be solely responsible for their deliciousness. Coffee is the product of many human beings hard work: from farm to mill to the exporter to roaster; this chain works when we are all invested in each other. We are committed to working with importing and exporting partners that are invested in the long-term success of the coffee producers.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? We are committed to paying fair prices for the coffee producers hard work: we pay above FAIR TRADE, no exceptions. Most our coffees we have paid more than double what fair trade would pay. We build relationships with the coffee producers. The producers must know that we are here for them season after season. Having a long-term partnership means that everyone in the supply chain wins.
We spend dedicated time visiting the farms, as we are committed to learning and really knowing our producing partners while working directly with them. We work with importers who are truly committed to the empowerment of coffee farmers and their long-term success.
We are dedicated to the craft and care of coffee. As roasters and baristas, we understand that we are the face of the entire coffee supply chain, and we don’t take it lightly.