Ojai Coffee Roasting, Co. was established in 1995. We are nestled in the center of the town of Ojai (pronounced O-Hi) a Chumash word meaning nest. Our small town, big on rustic charm is located in a small valley 15 miles inland from the California coastal city of Ventura. It is also in this valley that Frank Capra filmed his 1937 classic, "Lost Horizon" about a utopian life found in a place called Shangri-La. It is in this beautiful valley that our coffee roasting takes place, 25 pounds at a time, coffee lovingly roasted until it reaches its peak varietal character.
Truth be told, most coffee roasters have access to the same, fine specialty coffee beans and it is up to our roastmaster to determine how best to apply his craft to bring out the unique character that each variety has hidden within its complex cell structure.
Roasting the coffee beans in small batches, our roastmaster uses his abundant supply of knowledge and finesse to allow the coffee beans to "speak" of the terrain where they were grown.
Drinking coffee is a simple pleasure we allow ourselves, be it alone with a book or in the company of friends. The flavor and aroma of a properly prepared cup of coffee will transform itself into a well-deserved pleasure.
We know that Ojai Coffee Roasting, Co. will provide you with a coffee worthy of those pleasurable moments. We will be delighted when you consider experiencing coffee roasted for you, by us, and assure you it will be sent the same or next day of your order.
We are also proud to have added a kitchen to offer sumptuous Panini sandwiches, unique sandwiches and a wide variety of house salads made to order with the finest and freshest ingredients.