about swelter coffee

our mission

Our mission is to promote, support, and empower female farmers and women in the coffee industry through sharing their delicious coffee.

why female farmers

Women all over the world are at a disadvantage compared to their male counterparts when it comes to access to training, financial support, and wages. This is no different in the coffee industry. We believe that by sharing, promoting, and celebrating their work, these women will get paid better for their coffee, funding their efforts more sustainably.

meet our farmers

our pledge

As Swelter Coffee grows, we’ll be pursuing direct partnerships with women-led farms and organizations to help support access to training, financing, or resources. We currently are contributing $1 for every bag (or lb of coffee wholesale) to Bean Voyage, to support their great work in helping women producers in Latin America.

Photo credit: Alexa Romano

Learn more about Bean Voyage


Good coffee is dependent on sustaining our planet. We are constantly looking for ways we can have a positive impact as we grow.

We pledge 1% for the Planet. This is a commitment that a minimum of 1% of profits are contributed to projects to help our planet.

We launched the Zero Waste Coffee Club. This is a new type of subscription that delivers quality coffee to your door without packaging waste.

All our shipping is carbon neutral through our shipping partner Sendle.

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say hello!

Swelter Coffee Roasters is located in the El Cerrito, California, roasting small batches of specialty coffee at CoRo Coffee, a co-roasting space in West Berkeley. Our coffee is currently available online nationally, and in some local Bay Area shops. For wholesale opportunities for your store, cafe, or business, please get in touch!


Founder & Roaster

Stephanie Welter-Krause

Roasting coffee has been a growing hobby turned passion. After trying to roast coffee beans in my apartment oven back in 2013, I was hooked. I love exploring new beans and coming back to ones I’ve roasted in years past. Swelter Coffee focuses on supporting women farmers –promoting sustainability, gender equity, and female empowerment.

Outside of Swelter Coffee, I am a visual designer focused on supporting sustainability and social responsibility, and I’m also a mom to a little girl. I want to show her she can grow to do anything she puts her blood, sweat, and tears into.

Check out this article about being a solopreneur on Subkit!

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