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SF Bay Coffee Review

Ah, SF Bay Coffee. The coffee that’s roasted on the west coast of the US in San Francisco, aka “The Golden City” or is it “The City by the Bay”, or “Fog City”? Whatever you may call it, for the past 40 years it has been a family-run coffee business (now in its third-generation), that focusses a lot on sustainability and social responsibility. It all sounds good and wholesome, but the big question is, is their coffee any good?

In this post, we’re going to give you the finite SF Bay Coffee Review. We’re going to cover their top selling blends, the approx. caffeine content in each blend, the company itself and where you can buy their products.

Let’s get started.

What Are the Top San Francisco Bay Coffees?

The SF Bay Coffee Co has dozens of offerings ranging from Moka Java to 100% Kona. To cover all of them would require a small book, so we’ve reviewed only the most popular. That includes their French roast, organic rainforest blend, and fog chaser.

San Francisco Bay Coffee French Roast Review

By far their best seller, let’s start off with taking a deeper dive into their French roast.


  • Notes of dark chocolate and cinnamon. We like one particular person’s review which described it as “a balanced and complex amalgam of dark flavors but in the realm of coffee bean”.
  • Very smooth taste and robust flavors.
  • Reasonably priced for the quality.
  • Not acidic so won’t bother many stomachs.
  • Comes in Decaf version which is also very popular.


  • Since it is the darkest of the roasts used for regular coffee, it can turn many people off with its bitterness.
  • Limited options when it comes to the grind. Best to buy the whole beans and grind them yourself to your liking.


Something to look out for. Looks as if they changed their labelling recently. Some sellers online are still offering ones with the older labelling, which in most cases are now expired.

Our Joe Rating: 9.2/10

San Francisco Bay Coffee Organic Rainforest Blend Review

Next, let’s look at their only certified organic blend of beans from Honduras, Nicaragua, and Guatemala.


  • Features notes of sweet dark berry, dark chocolate, and a hint of jasmine.
  • Described by coffee snobs as “a cozy blend with just the right undertone of nutty”.
  • An overall high-quality blend of beans that even many experts recommend.
  • With it being a medium-dark roast, can be served black to enjoy and take in the undertones.
  • An excellent price for the quality.


  • Can be tough to find in K-cup pods.
  • Can taste burnt.

Our Joe Rating: 9.4/10


  • Features hints of creamy milk chocolate, mandarin orange, with a toffee smooth finish.
  • A mix of breakfast blend and French roast. Still with full-bodied flavor but without the overpowering bitterness of pure French roast.
  • Commonly described as one of their fullest-flavored blends and roasts.
  • Designed to perk you up and to help you “chase away the morning fog”. Hence the name – Fog Chaser.
  • Well priced.


  • Some can find it too oily, over roasted, and in general, too strong of a taste to have as an early morning brew. If that’s you, look into our list of the best breakfast blends.

Our Joe Rating: 9.3/10


Who makes San Francisco Bay Coffee?

The Rogers Family Company owns and makes San Francisco Bay Coffee out of Lincoln, CA. Founded in 1979 by Jon and Barbara Rogers, it is now a third-generation, family-run company.

If you’re interested to discover more, you can watch a YouTube video from their official channel “The Story of Rogers Family Coffee Company”.

Is San Francisco Bay Coffee Fair Trade?

All of their coffees are fairly traded. They seem to go well above and beyond the minimum requirements for the “Fair Trade” certification.

For example, some of socially responsible initiatives include purchasing beans directly from farmers (as opposed to distributors) to ensure fair pay as well as helping to improve both the social condition of the communities, as well as the quality of their farms.

You can check out their official new blog where they often highlight some of their farmers.

Is San Francisco Bay Coffee Organic?

Their lineup of coffees is not certified organic. The only exception being the Organic Inforest Blend.

How much caffeine is in a San Francisco Bay Coffee K cup?

Each K-cup contains enough coffee to produce between 70mg - 150mg of caffeine. The reason for range is because it can differ depending on the roast, steep time, grind, and brewing method. Their decaffeinated coffee contains far less caffeine - only 2-5mg per liquid cup.

Does Costco Sell San Francisco Bay Coffee?

Yes, they do. This means if you’re a Costco club member, you can purchase San Francisco Bay Coffee in-store or online. If you plan on paying for a Costco membership with the intention of saving money on SF Bay coffee, hold off – you can find it for a very similar or same price on Amazon.

We hope you enjoyed our SF Bay coffee review and are inspired you to give it a taste yourself.

Do you have any experience with their coffee? What do you think or it? Did we miss anything? Leave a comment below.


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About the author 

Joe Cabot

Joe LOVES coffee. He gets up at 6am every morning grind and brew a cup of coffee using the newest beans on his radar. Seriously! When he’s not experimenting with coffee blends or writing posts, you can find him hanging out with his wife and son in Ontario, Canada. Learn more.

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