Sightglass began as an aspiration to source, produce, and share distinctive, quality-focused coffees. In 2009, they began with a small, rickety service-cart in San Francisco’s SoMa district. Equipped with a few Chemex pots and a leaky vintage 2-group espresso machine, they served coffee to the neighborhood just behind a roll-up garage door housed in a sturdy 1914 built warehouse. People came to visit them, and remarkably, even came back to taste more. Two years and many coffees later, the entirety of this warehouse would become their production roastery, a dynamic & unconventional coffee bar, a community gathering space, and their company headquarters.