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.
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 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
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 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 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, 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.
Born and raised in the mountains of West Virginia, Nathan moved to Savannah in 2013. Nathan has over 14 years of food and beverage experience, and his management career includes being a shift leader at the early age of 18. With a strong work ethic and desire to be successful, Nathan has added being an Assistant Store Manager, Co-Manager, and a District Manager for large corporate companies to his extensive resume. Nathan joined Savannah Coffee Roasters in 2018 and manages all operations and administration tasks. He can often be seen making espresso drinks, assisting in the café kitchen, or providing excellent customer service to our guests in all areas of the café. Savannah Coffee Roasters holds a special place in Nathan’s heart as this is where he had his first date with his husband prior to being employed here at Savannah Coffee Roasters.
Heidi Gatlin, a Lowcountry Native of Hardeeville, South Carolina has been with Savannah Coffee Roasters since 2019. Heidi attended and graduated from Lifespring Christian Academy in Bloomingdale, Georgia. Heidi started as a barista here at Savannah Coffee Roasters and has shown her potential and growth in the company and has been the Assistant Manager since July 2020. She has over five years of Food and Beverage experience, and over 8 years in customer service. Heidi's customer service is her top priority. You will find her greeting everyone who enters with a "Hi, how are you today?" and those leaving with a "You all have a wonderful day!
Serve the groups and businesses
- Historic Savannah Foundation
- Savannah Morning News
- South Magazine
- Girl Scouts
- Low Country Sisters in Crime
- Puppet People
- Bubbles Cru
- Tybee Island Marine Science Center
- Rotary Club of Savannah