Dear Healdsburg,

Black Oak Coffee Roasters is excited to announce that we will soon be bringing our award winning coffee, innovative food concept, and commitment to community to a beautifully redesigned space with a local legacy. We have been considering making a move into Sonoma County for a long time, and when the location vacated by Flying Goat became available, we knew it was the perfect fit. We admire the work that Flying Goat has done in Healdsburg over the past three decades in bringing attention to specialty coffee in Northern California. We are eager to continue the tradition of great coffee in Sonoma County.

Black Oak offers beautiful award winning single origin coffees, brewed by-the-cup to perfection, as well as a range of blends from light roast to dark. Our coffees are carefully crafted to satisfy any taste. 

Our baristas, brewers and tasters are active in the competition circuit and cut no corners when it comes to quality. 

Black Oak features a tasting club with hundreds of members nationwide which was developed following our underdog win of two consecutive National Roasting Awards in 2017 and 2018. During that same time our head roaster, Steve Cuevas won the national Cup Taster’s championship and went on to represent the United States ininternational competitions in Budapest & Seoul.

In addition to our stellar rotation of single origin and blended roasts, Black Oak is beloved for fun, creative and expertly crafted signature lattes. All of our signature drinks are handcrafted. They aresometimes sweet, but always balanced and thoughtful. We make everything in-house from vanilla and lavender syrups, featuring locally farmed lavender, to our popular Dulce de Latte, featuring house-made dulce de leche and topped with shaved piloncillo. We aren’t too cool to use blenders especially in the summer. Our team has pioneered a technique that is used to make blended drinks in a distinctive, signature style.

For our Healdsburg location, Black Oak is excited to bring on a great talent and rising star in the culinary world, Chef Beryl Adler. The menu will feature an array of fresh, seasonal selections at reasonable prices. It will range from cafe classics such as Breakfast Burritos with soft scrambled eggs, pickled onions, chorizo mushrooms & aged cheddar to Everything Bagels & Schmear with cream cheese, vine ripe tomatoes and smoked salmon.  We will offer innovative vegan options such as  Carrot-Cake Overnight Oats or Roasted Eggplant Bahn Mi with pickled carrots, radish, jalapeno, thai basil and spicy chickpea aioli.

It has always been important to us to be more than just another cafe. Since we opened our doors in Ukiah a decade ago, we have made it our mission to seek out the particular needs of our community and rise to meet them. When fires ravaged Northern California during the 2017 and 2018 fire seasons, Black Oak went to work distributing free coffee to displaced persons, delivering food and beverages to the fire crews, and providing tablets displaying up-to-date evacuation information. 

During the prolonged power outages resulting from the Public Safety Power Shutoffs, Black Oak was able to remain a safe place for the community to come together, running on generators to offer water, warmth, cell phone charging and normalcy to thousands without power.  

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, we made it our mission to provide hospital workers and first responders with coffee free of charge, and to donate to the local nonprofits dedicated to healthcare advocacy among our local Latinx population. 

In this way, by giving back, we have been able to earn our place at the heart of Mendocino County. It is our sincere intention to continue and expand this work as we are welcomed into the historic and vibrant community of Healdsburg.

As a purveyor of specialty coffees, Black Oak considers our community to consist not only of our customers, neighbors and staff, but of every link along the supply chain that allows us to produce each cup. To that end we have initiated a program, the only of its kind in the United States, where we partner with female-owned coffee farms.  The Female Farmer Series also partners with the non-profit Grounds for Health, contributing 10% of profits to life saving one-stop cervical cancer treatment in coffee producing countries.

Our commitment to Sonoma County, as we move into Healdsburg, is to continue sourcing ethical coffee beans and giving directly to causes that improve the lives of coffee farmers.  In addition, we pay living wages, provide  benefits & time off to our valued employees and create a physical space for local people to gather and spontaneously create. Since we will be new to Healdsburg, please let us know if you are involved with a group that makes the community better. Reach out and let's figure out how we can support their work.