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Heritage Roasting Company | Shasta Lake

Melanie Wong | Oct 15, 201807:09 PM    

During my time in Redding during the Carr Fire in August, another fabulous coffee house and roaster with a mission that I tried was Heritage Roasting Company, a little further north in Shasta Lake.

My silken flat white-style cappuccino was made with blend of 50% Colombian, 25% Honduran, 25% Guatemalan beans taken a step higher than light but still shy of medium roast territory. Lovely in every way. And some grain-free coconut bites made my breakfast. This was a comfortable hang-out and an animated meeting was in progress at a communal table near me.

Heritage supplied complimentary beverages and snacks during the wildfires, provided refuge from heat and smoke, distributed groceries, gave away $25 gift cards, put on a spaghetti dinner, and had volunteers helping evacuees fill out emergency CalFresh applications. It co-hosted a free burrito lunch with a church with bilingual outreach. And the Sunday farmers market is held in its garden.

When I needed to find out what was happening with evacuees in this town, I called Heritage as one of the few businesses operating and learned about a new shelter that was opening. I then called the city manager's office coordinating emergency services and they did not know about it yet. An hour later the office had tracked it down and made the referral I needed for OBR to supply meals. Moral of the story for future disaster response efforts --- stay in touch with the local baristas to know what's happening in the community.

Talk about serving one's community . . . Heritage is filled with so much love.

Heritage Roasting Co.
4302 Shasta Dam Blvd.
Shasta Lake, CA
(530) 605-1990
https://www.instagram.com/heritageroa...

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