We are a San Diego specialty coffee roaster that believes in the value of single origin. We scour the globe to find the most amazing coffees that we can responsibly source - direct trade is great, but sometimes the people at origin are best served when we work with mills, co-ops, or brokers. Founded by John Vallas in 2011, Swell was born from his passion to live life to its fullest - friends, family, surf, good health, and great coffee. Swell is passionate about roasting coffee to be experienced at it’s most flavorful potential. We stand to always explore the globe to discover new flavors and keep our feet in the sand in sunny San Diego, California.
We are fans of many farmers around the globe when it comes to selecting our single origin lots - coffee that we can trace back to one farmer or farming group. We feel that we can most respect the labor of the people and complexity of the bean with single origin offerings. When filling out our line-up we aim to bring in the freshest crops of coffee possible for maximum flavoriness.