Red House Roasters began in Weehawken in the summer of 2009.
At the time, Garden State natives (and relative newlyweds) Richard Seidenberg and Stacey Feder were smitten with one another, and with the notion that if you build a business doing what you love, you can make a life to be proud of.
Among their many shared interests are travel, craftsmanship, a commitment to community and an appreciation of great food.
Both had grandparents that were makers. A butcher in Newark; a seamstress and a tailor in the Bronx. Respect for craft was already in their DNA when they met for the first time at Doll’s Place in New Brunswick, and they fell in love like sugar loves cream.
A trip to Costa Rica sealed their coffee destinies. Rick became enamored with the mastery of roasting — developing quality through trial and error, batch after batch of beans they imported themselves. More than a decade later, this approach to food science guides the business, and is influenced by a love of history, storytelling and Latin American culture.
Today, Red House Roasters sources, imports and roasts the best coffee beans on the planet.
As part of our continuing commitment to the craft, we are proud members of the Specialty Coffee Association of America, and we routinely participate and compete in events to showcase our coffees and share knowledge with other master roasters from around the world.
Forever local, Stacey and Rick are also raising two aspiring new makers in Montclair, New Jersey.
Since our inception we have been committed to environmental sustainability and fair trade practices. We strive to make coffee an equitable and thriving enterprise — at home in our Newark roast house, and around the world where we source our products.
We are certified members of the Specialty Coffee Association of America. Our association provides access to leading experts, verifies our place in the fair trade global supply chain, validates our methodology, and ensures the highest quality coffee on the planet.