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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.

Single Origins

At Scarlet City, we recognize that women continue to face special challenges in participating in the formal economy. We believe we can contribute to a more equitable economy by intentionally seeking out coffees that result from women's work that is rewarded equitably, or that come from woman-owned enterprises or from projects that deliberately focus on advancing women's health, economic development and standing in their communities. With so many steps in the coffee production process, what does that really mean?

It means we go out of our way to find superior coffees that come from farms that are women-owned. It means that we focus on purchasing coffees from farms that invest in the health, economic development and advancement of human rights of women in coffee farm-worker communities. It means that we favor coffees milled and imported by women-owned businesses. It means that any chance we have to support our sisters, you can count on us to do that.

We bring these coffees to you in the form of our lineup of outstanding single-origin coffees for drip or other non-espresso preparation, all of which highlight the important role women play in bringing the coffee to our cups. Our commitment to supporting women also means that we use the same approach when selecting suppliers for our other needs.

And finally, it means we invest in women's efforts in the social, business, herstorical, and entertainment sectors. Past projects we have funded include Women's Initiative for Self-Employment,"Wonder Women : The Untold Story of American Superheroines", Global Fund for Women"Women on the Land", Women Drummers InternationalSFWAR, popuphood Oakland, Feminist Current, and Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project.