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3960 Adeline Street
Emeryville, CA 94608


We wanted the perfect cup of coffee, so we roasted it. We believe that the future can be humane, sustainable and delicious - so delicious we won't wait for it to arrive. The future is businesses that have a minimal ecological footprint, that are tied constructively to their consumer and producer communities. The future is knowing what is enough and savoring a sweet little spot in a well-balanced world. We serve our customers the future today by providing magnificent, ethically-sourced coffees, medium-roasted and expertly blended for espresso and more that will blow their minds and let their thoughts drift to a future worth working for. It's not science fiction, it's Scarlet City.

Resistance is Futile.


Dec 1, 2015 : NOSH, "Small-batch roasters keep the East Bay caffeinated", by Benjamin Seto

Sept 1, 2015 : NOSH, "NOSH Neighorhood Guide : South Emeryville", by Kate Williams

Aug 5, 2015 : Review by Max Garrone

Aug 3, 2015 :, "Women take a place at the pinball table", by Laura Hudson

July 17, 2015 : SF Chronicle, "Emeryville now open for dinner as restaurants come calling", by Ethan Fletcher

March, 2015 : Oakland Magazine, "Sci-Fi Meets Coffee Shop at Emeryville's Scarlet City", by Matthew Craggs

Oct 16, 2014 :, "Scarlet City, A Sci-Fi Coffee Bar for Nerds of All Galaxies", by Leif Haven

Sept 19th, 2014 : Bay Area Bites, "Trek On Over to Scarlet City For Stellar Coffee and Sci-Fi Goodness", by Jenny Oh

Aug 25th, 2014 : SFEater, "Scarlet City Espresso Bar, A Sci-Fi Coffee Shop", by Rose Garrett

Aug 22nd, 2014 : E'ville Eye, "Grand Opening: E'ville Original, Scarlet City Espresso on Adeline", by Rob Arias

Aug 19th, 2014 : SFWeekly, "Beam In to Scarlet City, Emeryville's New Sci-Fi Themed Espresso Bar", by Alix Wall

Nov 26th, 2013 : SF Magazine, "Coffee Gone Sour", by Sara Deseran

Mar 17th, 2013 : Oakland Tribune, "A Little Roast at a Time at Scarlet City", by Laura Casey

Aug, 2012 : Left Coast Roast - a guide to artisan and iconic coffee roasters, from San Francisco to Seattle,  by Hanna Neuschwander

May 13th, 2012 : Review on Coffee Kind, by intrepid510

Mar 31st, 2011 : The Awl, "Quit Your Job! Jen St.Hilaire of Scarlet City Coffee Roasting", by Choire Sicha