Highwire Coffee Roasters
5655 College Ave Oakland, CA 94618 (Rockridge Market Hall)
2049 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley CA 94702 (San Pablo)
1330 Solano Avenue, Albany CA 94706 (Coffee Trailer at Flowerland)
2059 Mountain Blvd, Oakland, CA 94611 (Montclair Village)
1234 Park Street, Alameda, CA 94501 (Alameda)
4059 Emery St, Emeryville, CA 94608 (Roastery)
They started Highwire because they believe a coffee company can be a force for good. What does that mean to them? "Good" here means a place where people have jobs and spaces that nourish them. A place where people develop professionally and have a sense of purpose at work. Where their voice matters. It also means they look out for one another, share what they have, partner with people that have similar values and make choices that promote sustainability. From there it fans out into the communities and the people they serve. Founders Rich Avella, Eric Hashimoto, and Robert Myers met in the mid-1990's and connected over shared values as well as what we enjoy in the cup. They believe that great coffee can be shared in a space where everyone feels welcome. Where connecting over coffee is more important than talking about coffee. In 2011 a scruffy version of Highwire was launched in the Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland. Their DIY approach is rooted not only in their attitudes and upbringing but in the reality that they are always figuring this small-business owner thing out. They now serve customers in Oakland, Berkeley, Albany, Montclair Village and Alameda, and they roast next door in Emeryville.