Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company

The Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company was established in 2002 with the vision of roasting specialty-grade coffees that contribute back to environmental preservation, local community groups, and improving the health of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. We support the sustainable production of coffees through purchases of Organic, Certified Bird-Friendly and Fair Trade coffees.

Statement of support

The three pillars of our mission are Coffee – Community – Clean Water

These are the pillars that we use as the lens through which we act as a company, in determining not only how we will make decisions on our business actions for growth, but how we will view our purchasing, packaging, training, community identity, hiring practices…. everything.

The H2O Initiative:

We developed the H2O initiative with the goal of ensuring that a minimum of 2% of our total annual sales are used in the support of clean water, watershed preservation, and environmental health. Because we believe that organic and bird-friendly growing practices affect water quality in coffee-producing communities our growing proportion of green bean purchases that support certified organic production and shade-grown coffees are also now considered part of our H2O commitment.

Action Networks
Partner Since 2022

Our Commitments

We will purchase Smithsonian Certified Bird Friendly coffees and design our program to promote the sale of these sustainably sourced products. In the 2022 season, we will increase our purchases of certified bird friendly coffees by 75% to a total of 210 [150lb] bags, up from 120 in 2021.

Target date 2022
Countries targeted Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras