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ABOUT US

Welcome to AKA Coffee. Around here we know that coffee means something different to everyone who drinks it. From that first morning pick-me-up to those amazing sensory experiences that truly pleasure your palate. We would like to meet you wherever you are, with a cup that makes every one of your moments more delicious. 

We roast our coffee in Oakland, California and ship it to cafes, offices and restaurants all over the country as well as directly to you from our website. Our green coffee is sourced through our incredibly talented and experienced import partners and then thoughtfully roasted to develop each of their intended flavor profiles. Our offerings include a range of delicate and vibrant single origins along with a spectrum of blends that are meant to make you happy no matter how you take your coffee. 

In 2018, we will have a wonderful little retail location opening near Berkeley and Oakland where we look forward to meeting face-to-face and serving our coffee to the East Bay community. Until then, enjoy AKA Coffee at home or at your favorite cafe.


OUR TEAM

John Laird, managing director and roast master
Brian W. Jones, creative director
Björg Brend Laird, company culture director
Rosie Laird, roaster and trainer


AKA / SUPERSONIC

John, Brian and Björg have been working together since 2013, when they first started Supersonic Coffee in Berkeley, CA. You may have heard about that endeavor: 

Sprudge

Eater

Wall Street Journal

 

However, following an opposition to our Supersonic trademark application, we were forced to re-brand if we ever hoped to open our own retail cafe—which we very much want to do. We look forward to moving ahead with our new name, and to continue sharing the same great coffees—thoughtfully roasted & incredibly delicious.