We opened our first West Coast Roastery & Cafe in Oceanside, CA! We are one of the few American coffee roasting companies to roast on both coasts of the USA!


We pursued our dream to open a west coast roastery & cafe, located along the historic Coastal 101 Highway in Oceanside, California. This growth will expand the company by 50% and give us increased opportunity to grow our mission to uplift others through coffee.

We are able to grow & pursue what we love because of the tremendous support from you, our Vigilante community. Thank you.


This year didn't go as planned for any of us. We made the concentrated decision that going forward, 1% of all our sales will be donated to different organizations and causes that we stand behind.

We continued to launch new products like: the Half Caff, the Dark Roast subscription, the Cold Brew Kit and the Oddisee Collaboration.


We redeveloped our entire ecommerce system to serve you better and launched our new line, Creme de la Creme where we showcase our very best coffees!


Listen to our Origin Story

2018 - College Park Cafe

We converted an old liquor store into the University of Maryland’s first specialty coffee shop


Daily Coffee News Article

2017 - US Roaster Championship Top 5

Vigilante Coffee takes 5th place at the United States Roaster Championship in Seattle, Washington


Hyattsville Life Article

2016 - Hyattsville Raises the Bar

The Roastery is upgraded with a brand new coffee bar.  The crew & the neighborhood are stoked!


Washington Post Article

2015 - Growing the Roastery

The Roastery begins to host collaborative coffee events and offering classes on specialty coffee to the public. Franklin Ventura becomes the head roaster.


Washington Post Article

2014 - Moving into the Roastery

Vigilante Coffee establishes first permanent Roastery & Cafe in Hyattsville, MD


Washington Post Article

2013 - Hogo, DC

Vigilante Coffee introduces our 2nd Pop Up to the city of Washington D.C. This Pop Up runs for over a year.


WTOP Article

2012 - Mr Yogato, DC

Our first Pop Up inside a Yogurt shop. This Pop Up runs for 6 months

City Paper Article

2011 - Basement Days, DC

Our first roasting facility was a 250 sq ft basement.  We roasted from here for 2 years.  Putting in our 10,000 hours of practice and honing our craft


Washington Post Article

2010 - Farmer’s Markets, DC

Vigilante Coffee launches at local farmers Markets throughout the DMV.  The Eastern Market, DC’s oldest farmers market, serves as our main market, where we still operate on a Sunday’s to this day.

2008 - The Origin, Hawaii

Picking cherries on the Big Island: Chris works with local coffee farmers in Hawaii, seed to cup

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