270 7th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 (SoMa District Flagship)
3014 20th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 (Mission District)
301 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117 (Divisadero)
Sightglass is an independent, sibling-owned coffee company in San Francisco. It began as an aspiration to source, produce, and share distinctive, quality-focused coffees. In 2009, it began with a small, rickety service-cart in San Francisco’s SoMa district. Equipped with a few Chemex pots and a leaky vintage 2-group espresso machine, they served coffee to the neighborhood just behind a roll-up garage door housed in a sturdy 1914 built warehouse. Two years and many coffees later, the entirety of that warehouse would become their production roastery, a dynamic & unconventional coffee bar, a community gathering space, and their company headquarters. The name comes from the 'sightglass,' the viewing window on their vintage PROBAT coffee roaster that exposes the complex and delicate process of roasting coffee. They believe that knowing the story behind the coffee—where it was grown, how it was processed, and who handled it along the way—is a powerful link from the cup to the wider world. Ultimately, they aim to deliver the highest quality achievable in all aspects of the business, whether that be sourcing the most beautiful and wondrous coffees attainable or employing the most mindful and quality-focused practices possible.