Clive Richardson - Owner
Leaving the corporate coffee world of San Francisco and Los Angeles in the 80’s,after stints at Pasqua and The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, he was drawn to Calistoga by an old colleague Jack Martin to venture out independently and they opened the Calistoga Roastery on July 3rd 1992.
Moving to its current location in 2004 the focus remains the same. He wanted to be in total control of the coffee, so the obvious step was to roast their own and thus control the coffee from green buying to roasting to the sale to the customer. It is and always will be about the customer service and the coffee!
After business partnerships with Jack and then Terry Rich, the legacy continued with Eva King sharing the reins from 2007-2020. The café is open 7 days a week and now Clive is manning the ship himself. He still loves coming to work and the friendships that have evolved over the years make it so rewarding. He hopes to continue for many years to come while suffering living in this not too shabby part of the world!
Please bear in mind Clive is an avid Tottenham Hotspurs fan and if you're visiting on a game day, don't reveal the score because he's recording it!
We are proud to partner with Calistoga Coffee Company for our fresh roasted coffee and assorted loose leaf teas. The roaster, Cathy Stewart, was our roaster for many years before she purchased the roasting division from us in April of 2018. You can expect the same great quality and freshness that has been served in our cafe for almost 30 years.