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Changing coffee, together.

Bay Area CoRoasters, aka CoRo, is a shared space coffee roastery, similar to a We Work space, but to power coffee roasters. Our 3,500 square foot roastery in Berkeley, CA (shown here) supports a community of more than 20 local coffee roasting companies, as well as an array of artisans and coffee enthusiasts. From commercial roasters with established reputations, roasters jump-starting new brands, and home roasters taking the next step, CoRo offers services and support to coffee professionals at every level of the industry.

 
  CoRo’s collaborative coffee roastery with four state-of-the-art roasting machines & automatic packaging equipment. Window looks into our adjacent cafe, which serves coffees roasted onsite by our member brands.

CoRo’s collaborative coffee roastery with four state-of-the-art roasting machines & automatic packaging equipment. Window looks into our adjacent cafe, which serves coffees roasted onsite by our member brands.

 

We break conventional barriers, making room for indie coffee.

We remove barriers to entry and empower indie coffee by: 1) providing access to capital-intensive coffee roasting and packaging equipment; 2) delivering expert educational opportunities and technical knowledge; and 3) engaging roastery members with robust events and collaborative culture — all to establish a supportive and creative local coffee community.

We easily attract the broader community of coffee lovers to our public events and hands-on coffee roasting experiences. Just like home brewing has changed how we drink beer, hands-on coffee roasting at CoRo is changing how we enjoy coffee.

  CoRo is home to more than 20 local coffee brands.

CoRo is home to more than 20 local coffee brands.

  Additional 1,000 square foot packaging and coffee storage area.

Additional 1,000 square foot packaging and coffee storage area.

  The CoRo Cupping Room and QC Lab for professional cuppings and product development.

The CoRo Cupping Room and QC Lab for professional cuppings and product development.

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Local coffee tastes, better.

Emerging from CoRo’s collaborative roastery, our cafe is a window (literally and figuratively) onto the roastery floor.

 
  Exceptional coffee in a unique and warm setting, where you’re just as likely to run into the person who roasts your favorite cuppa as you are a neighborhood friend.

Exceptional coffee in a unique and warm setting, where you’re just as likely to run into the person who roasts your favorite cuppa as you are a neighborhood friend.

Hyper-local coffee, for everyone.

The CoRo Coffee Room further supports a growing coffee community—it’s a place for coffee lovers to gather and enjoy coffee roasted on-site by the people on the other side of the window. We serve CoRo members’ coffee on a menu that rotates every 2 months, thereby supporting all our members and offering new experiences to the local community. These dynamic offerings are paired with foods and beverages created by other local artisans, delivering a unique community-centered culinary experience.

 
  A view into the CoRo roastery from the cafe.

A view into the CoRo roastery from the cafe.

  You’ll love our sleek & sunny cafe.

You’ll love our sleek & sunny cafe.

  Perfect!

Perfect!

  Outdoor or indoor - enjoy!

Outdoor or indoor - enjoy!