Our Story -
When you’re a barista, you learn a few things. You learn that coffee is really delicious. You learn that serving people is a really rewarding way to spend your days. And that being part of a passionate and engaged group of coffee professionals makes you feel a part of something. Then, you learn that it’s really, really difficult to make being a barista your career. You learn that the pay ceiling is too low, that you might never get health insurance, and that the thing that you love to do isn’t always valued the way that it should be.
It was through these lessons learnt that Amethyst Coffee Company was born. Since opening as a barista owned and operated coffee shop in 2015, we have strived to create a space that all people - our staff, our guests, our suppliers - feel valued and supported in. We have tried to create a culture of radical accountability, and we don’t shy away from difficult conversations. Our focus isn’t just on coffee, but on the people that produce, make and drink it.