| 31 mins

Episode 104: Serving your community - With Ritual Coffee Roasters

In today’s episode we’re speaking with Eileen Rinaldi, Founder and CEO of San Francisco’s iconic Ritual Coffee Roasters.

Established in 2005, Ritual was a forerunner in San Francisco’s specialty coffee movement that exploded in the late-2000s. Today, the business operates five sites and a roastery in the Bay Area and Napa Valley.

In this insightful conversation, Eileen discusses her bold ambition for Ritual to become a community-led and employee-owned business. She also stresses the importance of having a clear vision, being fully committed to your goals and why planning ahead with the right amount of capital is essential.

Credits music: "Say It Again" by Madeleine Mayi in association with The Coffee Music Project and SEB Collective

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Eileen Rinaldi

Eileen Rinaldi

Founder & CEO, Ritual Coffee Roasters

Eileen Rinaldi founded Ritual Coffee Roasters in 2005 with the vision to bring a slice Seattle’s specialty coffee movement to San Francisco. Nearly 20 years later and Ritual is now a landmark in California’s coffee scene operating 5 sites and a roastery in the Bay Area and Napa Valley.
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