Redstart Roasters

Redstart Roasters was originally formed in 2017 as the intersection of a considerable coffee habit and an affinity for birds. In the short time since, it has grown substantially in operation and scope, and is increasingly poised to make major inroads to its two goals — sourcing and roasting the highest quality coffees and bringing awareness to the importance of sustainable growing practices with regard to bird habitats.

Our conservation mission began simply as only sourcing coffees having earned the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center’s Bird-Friendly coffee certification. We now also source from growers that pass our own vetting process that accounts for ecological diversity and the often arduous certification process until such a time that the certification evolves to meet their needs.

Based in the East End of Pittsburgh, Redstart Roasters remains dedicated to expanding our local coffee culture and extending the reach of our global impact on conserving this crucial habitats.

Statement of support

Founded in 2017, Redstart Roasters is a sustainable bird friendly microroaster based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dedicated in equal measure to roasting quality coffee and supporting worldwide conservation efforts, their goal is to create something special for coffee drinkers and ecosystems alike.

Redstart Roasters' mission is one of coffee and sustainability and, as such, we are proud to support the Sustainable Coffee Challenge.

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Our Commitments

Redstart Roasters commits to leverage its foundational software and data analytics background to forge a path into its sustainability-driven and conservation-focused future.


July 2021

Redstart Roasters has been working with and consulting for agricultural tech startups in a manner that should prove mutually beneficial for our understanding of the coffee growing industry and how it may be sustainably course-corrected on a large scale. We hope to apply this newfound knowledge to our internal farm vetting, as well as leveraging these large datasets to identify high priority growing areas as they pertain to our mission and values.

Status 45% complete
Target date 2020
Countries targeted USA