About

In 1909, Savannah Coffee Company was first established by Edgar R. Morrison at 130 Bay Street, Savannah. For more than 100 years, Savannah Coffee Roasters has poured art into every cup. Connoisseurs and novices alike celebrate the satisfyingly smooth notes of each varietal, blend and flavored coffee. Experience first-hand how these masters roast the freshest and finest beans from all over the world. Discover your favorite flavor and share a pound (or two) with a friend.

Staff

In 1909, Edgar R Morrison at only 21 years of age established Savannah Coffee Company at 130 W Bay Street, Savannah. No doubt this was under the tutelage of his Father, David Morrison who ran D J Morrison and Sons dry grocers from the mid 1800’s at 216-218 W Broughton Street, Savannah.

Edgar’s love of coffee roasting has endured and his eye for what makes ‘good’ coffee watches over us as we steer the ship 100 years later. Our approach is that it is Roasted Fresh—Because it should be!

All those years ago, the Savannah Coffee Company story started something that coffee connoisseurs have delighted in finishing ever since. Of course, you may never drink anyone else’s coffee again! It’s only natural that our coffee has that effect. By hand roasting small batches, and only using the best Arabica beans, our roast-master draws out the subtle nuances of flavor, hidden in every bean.

As a member of the Specialty Coffee Association of America we are part of that select group who strives to provide the best, quality coffees that are considered to be amongst the finest coffee beans. The way we see it, there is no substitute for “The Best Cup of Coffee in America!” And after all, you deserve the best! Life’s too short to endure ‘bad’ coffee.

Lori Collins

Owner

Lori Collins always found coffee to be bitter and so to drink it – sugar and milk needed to dramatically improve the taste for me. Finding Savannah Blend and our delicious Plantation Blend and tasting for the first time.

John Collins, 1947-2017

Owner

John Collins Roastmaster Emeritus family comes from Collins Georgia, John lived in Savannah for many years working at C&S Bank and then moved to Atlanta.

Jason Collins

Chief Operating Officer

Jason is a Savannah Georgia native with a masters degree in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech. He brings a wealth of experience to Savannah Coffee Roasters having held executive positions in engineering, R&D, product management, product marketing at various companies including startups -- most recently as head of Internet-of-Things Applications at Nokia. Jason has diverse interests that include technology, family and a love of the coffee business.

Nigel Gardner

Roastmaster

Nigel Gardener, our head roaster, has been with SCR since 2012. Nigel attended The Ashley Home for Wayward Boys in Charleston, SC studying math and computer science. He started roasting coffee as a hobby and as part of a natural progression from drip coffee to french press to espresso and finally landed here and has been a huge asset to our team.

Timothy Michael

Executive Chef

Timothy Michael, our executive chef hails from Baltimore, Maryland. Joining SCR in 2016, has been a huge asset to our team. Timothy attended Baltimore International College where he earned a degree in Professional Cooking and Baking, and discovered his passion for baking, pastries and desserts. Arriving at four a.m. daily, Tim is sure to present a beautiful pastry case each morning full of fresh, quality sweets that never disappoint. In his spare time, Timothy likes to travel to Walt Disney World with his wife and two children.

Courtney Nottingham

Operating Manager

As an airforce child moving frequently, Courtney Nottingham has finally settled and called Savannah home since 2014. She immediately began working at SCR as a barista. Through hard work and dedication, Courtney has advanced her career within the company over four years to become the Operational Manager. She currently attends Georgia Southern University where she studies accounting. SCR holds a special place in her heart as this is where she met her husband Stephen. They now have a beautiful baby girl who can often be seen in the cafe stealing the hearts of customers.

Coty Lipscomb

General Manager

Coty Lipscomb, a West Virginia native, is the general manager of Savannah Coffee Roasters since 2016. Coty studied Secondary Education at Marshall University where he discovered the service industry to be his true passion. With over 15 years of food and beverage experience, Coty has managed large corporate restaurants to small family owned businesses and is persistent that SCR is his dream job! Overseeing all three cafes, a busy schedule is definite but he is dedicated to meeting every challenge that presents itself with a desire to be the best at all that he does.

Morrison Room

Baby and Bridal Showers

If you’re thinking of throwing a baby or bridal shower for a family or friend look no further. Use our Morrison Room to celebrate a mom or wife to be.

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Morrison Room

Business Meetings

Along with the space you will also have the convenience of providing your guest great food and exquisite coffee.

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Serve the groups and businesses

  • Historic Savannah Foundation
  • Savannah Morning News
  • South Magazine
  • Girl Scouts
  • Low Country Sisters in Crime
  • Puppet People
  • Bubbles Cru
  • IMA
  • Tybee Island Marine Science Center
  • Rotary Club of Savannah
  • NAWIC