About Sequential

Our mission is to celebrate coffee at each step along its journey from the farm to your cup, culminating in a memorable specialty coffee experience. 

Our whole bean coffees are thoughtfully cultivated, freshly roasted and carefully prepared to highlight their unique, individual qualities. We work directly with the farmers and workers that raise and harvest the beans to understand the nuances specific to that farm and that crop.

The art & science of a very special specialty coffee

Specialty roasting is both a science and an art. Each crop requires a unique roast profile in order to highlight that bean's individual notes, ranging from exotic fruits and dark chocolate to floral and citric aromas. When ushered thoughtfully through each stage of the process from the farm to the cup, coffee can culminate into a special experience for both our customers and our growers.

We love science. Preserving the earth that gives us coffee plants and clean water is vital to our mission. Being intentional about our environmental impact is as central to our cause as paying our farmers and employees fairly. We’re committed to reuse, bio-friendly materials, and environmentally conscious roasting practices.
Artwork by Jason Wright representing the specialty roasted process of Sequential Coffee

Stephen Ezell

Stephen Ezell is a musician and a coffee roasting artist from Jacksonville, Florida. He moved from Jacksonville Florida to the San Francisco, got a job at a small coffee shop and started his love affair with coffee. Before long, he was being taught to roast, cup, and process coffee by world-renowned coffee expert Willem Boot, founder of Boot Coffee, a leading training institute in the Bay Area, where Stephen also eventually taught.

Since then, Stephen has worked with coffee farms around the world to gain a deep understanding of the agriculture and cultivation of coffee. His work with The San Franciscan coffee roaster manufacturing plant honed his passion for roasting high-end natural coffees and modulating flavor profiles. Sequential Coffee brings together everything he’s learned about planting, producing, roasting and presenting the world’s most sought-after coffees to put it all into your cup.

Stephen has served on the Membership Council for the Coffee Roasters Guild, been a guest on the Opposites Extract podcast, taught classes to students in Panama, worked with Mokhtar Alkanshali on his Yemen coffee project and is mentioned in the book about that project, 'Monk of Mokha,' by Dave Eggers. His consultation with farmers, roasters and enthusiasts around the globe, continues as an integral part of Sequential Coffee.

To learn more about Sequential, check out our digital publication, Notes from the Lab.