About us

At Three Waves Coffee, we are driven by our passion for exceptional coffee and our profound respect for the environment.

Our mission is to deliver the highest quality specialty coffee that not only tantalizes the taste buds but also embodies our commitment to quality and sustainability.

100% Organic specialty coffee

100% Organic specialty coffee

We believe sustainability starts at the source which is why we thoughtfully source organic coffee produced by family farms and by small collectives.
Coffee roasted with care

Coffee roasted with care

We meticulously roast each batch of coffee to highlight it's natural and unique flavors, using high-efficiency roasting equipment.
Sustainable packaging

Sustainable packaging

As part of our commitment to environmental responsibility, we seal all of our fresh roasted coffee in certified home compostable bags.
Where it all began

Where it all began

Three Waves Coffee was founded in 2021 by Nathan Crane and Julie Luster in the coastal town of Santa Cruz, where they are creating a community around their passion for great coffee.
Inspired by the waves

Inspired by the waves

Our name is inspired both by our love of the ocean and our desire to be a part of the third wave coffee movement.

First Wave

Instant coffee, canned coffee, diner coffee. Low cost, consistent taste.

Second Wave

Introducing artisanal sourcing and roasting, with a focus on countries of origin.

Third Wave

Specialty grade coffee of high quality and craft sourced from individual farms.

Where to find us

From events to grocery stores, discover where you can find Three Waves Coffee

Meet the team

Get to know the passionate people behind Three Waves Coffee.

Julie Luster, Co-Founder

Savoring sustainability and creating community, one bean at a time.

Julie Luster is the visionary co-founder of Three Waves Coffee. Driven by her passion for coffee and a commitment to environmental stewardship, Julie established Three Waves Coffee with a mission to prioritize sustainability at every step of the process.

From the outset, Julie's vision for Three Waves Coffee was clear: to create a coffee company where quality, sustainability, and community converge. In Julie's world, every cup of coffee tells a story—a story of sustainability, quality, and the power of community.

Through her creative spirit and dedication, Julie continues to push the boundaries of what a great coffee company can achieve, proving that with passion, innovation, and a commitment to sustainability, great coffee can truly change the world, one cup at a time.

Nathan Crane, Co-Founder & Head of Coffee

Elevating coffee to new heights, roast by roast.

Nathan Crane is the mastermind behind Three Waves Coffee's exceptional flavors. Nathan brings his unparalleled expertise and passion for coffee to every batch he roasts.

Nathan's journey into the world of coffee began in 2016 when a friend introduced Nathan to home roasting. Nathan quickly discovered his true calling in the art of coffee roasting, and his dedication to mastering the craft has led him to train under some of the industry's most respected roasters.

With an unwavering commitment to quality and a relentless pursuit of perfection, Nathan's approach to roasting is equal parts science and artistry. By carefully monitoring roast profiles, he ensures that every bean reaches its full potential, resulting in a cup of coffee that is both rich in flavor and perfectly balanced.

Alia Wolfe, Director of Operations

Orchestrating excellence behind the scenes.

As the Director of Operations at Three Waves Coffee, Alia Wolfe is the logistical genius ensuring that every aspect of the business runs smoothly. With her keen organizational skills and unwavering dedication to excellence, Alia plays a pivotal role in bringing Three Waves Coffee's vision to life. From the roastery to the online store, Alia oversees every aspect of Three Waves Coffee day-to-day operations with precision and finesse.

Josh Silverstein, Director of Sales

Brewing success through strategic partnerships.

As the Sales Director of Three Waves Coffee, Josh Silverstein is the driving force behind the company's growth and expansion into new markets. With his extensive experience in sales and a passion for connecting people with exceptional products, Josh plays a pivotal role in bringing Three Waves Coffee to coffee lovers far and wide.

One of Josh's greatest strengths lies in his ability to connect with people on a personal level. Whether he's meeting with potential clients or fostering relationships with existing partners, he approaches every interaction with warmth, authenticity, and a genuine desire to add value.