Highwire Coffee Roasters | CUESA

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Highwire Coffee Roasters

People

Rich Avella, Robert Myers, and Eric Hashimoto, along with about 30 employees.

About

Highwire coffee strives to bring people together around the pleasure of great coffee, genuine connection, and shared values. Highwire loves big bold cups of coffee that still taste like the place they come from. Their coffees show the aromatics, brightness and fruit sweetness that come from their origins. These qualities are balanced by Highwire’s signature as roaster. This is where they emphasize body, density and a caramelly sweetness. Highwire provides their people competitive wages, health benefits, paid time off, and educational opportunities. Their focus on sustainability has led them to offer compostable cups and packaging, prioritize for-here serve ware, and eliminate single-use items like straws and stir sticks. At the farmers market, Highwire offers their roasted coffee beans and loose leaf 4track tea, choice of drip coffees, Howling Wolf Nitro cold coffee, and hot and cold tea.

Sourcing

Highwire buys high-quality beans from a variety of farms in growing regions around the world, featuring a rotating selection of single-origins and their own carefully crafted blends. 

Fun Fact

“Highwire” refers to the roaster’s approach to coffee as a balancing act of achieving a big-bodied cup that also speaks to the subtleties of its place of origin.

Location

5655 College Avenue
Oakland, California 94618

About CUESA

CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is dedicated to cultivating a sustainable food system through the operation of farmers markets and educational programs. Learn More »