Lighthouse Roasters is an independent and locally owned coffee roaster that has been producing fine specialty coffees in Seattle since 1993.

We create consistently great coffee in small batches of the freshest premium beans, roasted in our vintage cast-iron roaster each day. Lighthouse has established a community of coffee lovers through our commitment of treating coffee roasting as a craft and a passion. Lighthouse also takes pride in our baristas for their knowledge and skill in preparing the finest coffee drinks available. We roast all of our coffees on site in our one and only neighborhood cafe, creating an unmistakable and enticing aroma. If you are a lover of delicious coffee and great conversation, then a trip to Lighthouse is a must.

Why we roast the way we do

Coffee roasting is an art and a science, the goal of which is to take the seed of a coffee cherry and use heat and air flow to transform it into the beverage we all know and love. There are thousands of ways to go about this, and even more opinions about which way is “right” and which is “wrong.” We don’t worry about the trend of the moment in the coffee world; we just roast great coffee. 

We spent years dialing in our roast profiles, and we are very intentional about how we maximize the flavor of each bean.  We don’t chase trends. Instead, our goal is to roast the coffee to the literal sweet spot, where body, flavor, and acidity are balanced, and origin character can shine. 

The result is a range of coffees that all have distinctive characteristics, with a common thread of pronounced dark chocolate flavors, heavy body, toffee sweetness, and just the right amount of bite. We let the coffee speak for itself.