Our mission is to do as much good as possible from farm to cup while helping people experience and enjoy high quality, fresh roasted, specialty coffee.
We build partnerships with with coffee farmers around the world to source high quality, specialty coffee beans helping them sustain and grow their businesses and support their families and communities. We then small batch roast the coffee here in San Clemente and Ocean Beach; and donate back a portion of our proceeds to nonprofits and causes we care about in our community. By helping people think slightly differently about something they consume every day, we believe we can do a lot of good together.
Sur Coffee was inspired by a friend of ours in Mazatlán, Mexico who does a lot of humanitarian and missions work with people living in the dumps surrounding the city. He has a model where he launched a coffee roastery and several cafes around the city that helped supplement most of his community work. Not only did it fund his passion of helping people in poverty, but it also gave him an opportunity to connect with, and provide jobs for, people in the community. He seemed to create so much good with something so simple. Inspired by this, we came back to San Diego and began to dream about what it would look like to launch something similar in Ocean Beach to support the non-profits we were passionate about, and create a lot of good in our community.
In July of 2015, OB Beans officially launched and we started roasting in our garage and selling in local farmers markets, online, and at events. In October of 2015 we went on our first sourcing trip to Oaxaca, Mexico to meet the famers of one of our specialty coffees. Since that trip our team has taken multiple sourcing trips to El Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Tanzania. In June of 2016 we signed a lease for a retail and production location on Newport Ave, in the heart of Ocean Beach, to house our roasting operations, coffee bar, and a large community seating space.
February 2020, we opened our second location, Sur Coffee, in San Clemente.