With a passion for specialty coffee and desire to collaborate, Brothers Justin and Jerad Morrison conceived Sightglass in 2009 as an opportunity to approach specialty coffee in an immersive and holistic way. The SoMa flagship coffee bar and roastery opened its doors in 2011, closely followed by a neighborhood coffee bar and roastery in the mission district of San Francisco in 2014. We operate a coffee stand at the Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market on Tuesdays and Saturdays. A coffee bar within the newly renovated SFMOMA as well as a neighborhood coffee bar in the Divisadero Corridor are slated for 2016 openings.
The stories of our coffees begin long before they reach your cup… At Sightglass, we believe unequivocally in growing the specialty coffee industry in a quality-focused direction. All of our coffees are sourced through direct relationships with producers and cooperatives who possess a like-minded dedication to quality in all pursuits, from product to partnership. We travel to origin each year, exploring new coffee sources, sojourning with cherished producers, and offering quality-based financial incentives for the production of the exceptional coffees we share with you.
Our retail spaces aim to provide customers with a complete line of sight and traceability, clearly illuminating coffee’s extraordinary journey— from the hand that picks the coffee cherry to the hand that prepares your cup. We roast all coffees in house in small batches, taking meticulous care to draw out only the finest and most nuanced characteristics of each. Our dedicated baristas understand the labor that has gone into each coffee they prepare, and work tirelessly to deliver excellence in every cup served on bar and every customer interaction. We take immense pride in our craft’s every element, inclusive of our efforts to work with individuals and businesses possessing a similar ethos: a deep commitment to quality, service, transparency, and craft-driven excellence.
Sightglass is an independent, sibling-owned coffee company in San Francisco. To us, a good craftsperson works tirelessly to perfect and deliver excellence. At Sightglass, coffee is our hands-on craft. Because coffee is a seasonal fruit, we source it from origin in tiny, freshly harvested lots.