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.
By far their best seller, let’s start off with taking a deeper dive into their French roast.
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
Next, let’s look at their only certified organic blend of beans from Honduras, Nicaragua, and Guatemala.
Our Joe Rating: 9.4/10
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.