Make Good Coffee Co. roastery opening!

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I’m so happy to finally announce that the Make Good Coffee Co. roastery is now open, and the online store will go live on November 9th, shipping throughout North America.

After blogging about coffee, traveling to coffee growing countries, and meeting and interviewing coffee roasters for almost ten years, I’m so excited to finally open my own roastery based out of San Diego, California.

There are two things I want to accomplish with this roastery, and both of them are behind the word Good in Make Good Coffee.


“Good” should mean a quality cup of coffee that you look forward to making for yourself.  I go to bed thinking about how good the coffee is going to be when I wake up.  My goal is to know coffee roasting as well as it can be known.  I want to make the best coffee I can make, and never stop pursuing that goal.

“Good” should also mean that we can do good when we buy coffee.  In the coffee supply chain, there is nobody that works harder or makes the least for themselves than coffee farmers.  Many are dedicated to providing the best coffee, and if we help them remain sustainable by providing them with a fair price, then we help families and communities.  And in return, we continue getting the best coffee from them.  In my coffee travels, I’ve seen schools and health care facilities built in coffee communities that have been allowed to prosper.


I’ve spent the year roasting coffee, from the Boot Coffee course in San Francisco last December, to home roasting all my own (and friends’) coffee, and reading as much as I can.  I can recite the owner’s manual for my roaster.  I’ve spent the last several weeks perfecting my first three coffees.  They will be:

– Medium Roast Panama coffee
– Dark Roast Malawi AA coffee
– Marc’s Premium: Sumatra Peaberry coffee

Come visit the Make Good Coffee Co. Store on November 9th, shipping throughout North America!  Take the Coffee Quiz that asks you a few questions about what you’re looking for, and recommends a coffee based on your choices.  And start making good coffee!



  1. Marc,

    Congratulations! I have loved the samples and am excited to be able to brew your coffee on a regular basis!

    Comment by Russ — October 27, 2015 @ 6:09 am

  2. Marc,

    Nice to see the continued evolution of “”.

    I still remember having a great cup of Guatemalan Coffee at your place back in 2000. I certainly will place an order.

    Best of luck with this new venture…

    Comment by Stuart — October 28, 2015 @ 9:31 am

  3. Marc,

    My best wishes for your roasting success in making good coffee.

    I am anxious to purchase your FRESH ROASTED BEANS to grind for a great drip brewed coffee.

    I come from a great heritage of coffee drinkers with my maternal grandmother being Finnish and grandfather being Greek. I started drinking coffee at their home when I was just 5 years old. I still recall the wonderful scent of coffee throughout their home. Coffee was served at every meal, and there was always “Coffeeika” time (Finnish) around 2:00 to 3:00 PM.

    Again, I am anxious to try your fresh roasted beans a my home in Phoenix.

    Comment by Gary — November 1, 2015 @ 1:52 pm

  4. Stuart, I hope all is well and forgive the unacceptably long delay in replying to this comment. Spam filters that help keep my inbox clean were unfortunately keeping me from seeing these comments coming in.

    Amazing isn’t it? 15 years ago, we were drinking Guatemalan coffee, and now I’ve visited farmers in that country and am roasting their coffee. Exciting times! I hope all is well with you.

    Comment by Marc Wortman — December 8, 2015 @ 1:25 am

  5. Nice Blog, really informative. I will keep visiting here for more. All the best Marc

    Comment by IrenesCoffee — April 19, 2016 @ 7:07 am

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