Rising Tide Roast Collab

A collaborative coffee coroasting space in south Austin dedicated to shared:
Equipment • Knowledge • Resources • Good Vibes • Growth


Coroasting (you roast your coffee)
Toll roasting (we roast your coffee)
Private labeling / white labeling
Roast training
Green buying
Cuppings & classes
Advice & collaboration
Email us at info@risingtideroastcollab.com for rates and details


Loring S35 Kestrel (35 kilo)

Aillio Bullet R1 V2 (1 kilo)

Ikawa Pro 50g sample roaster

+ equipment for production, cupping, brewing, and espresso.Coming soon! A mid-sized roaster in the 10-12 kilo range. Stay tuned...

CLASSES & consulting

Intro to Roasting Workshop

Intrigued by the thought of roasting your own coffee but don't know where to start? This class is the perfect introduction.You'll learn about roasting mechanics and recipe creation, and you'll complete 3 different roasts on the Arc 800 to take home with you.Each time slot = a single registration. You can come solo or with a small group (up to 4 people) of folks willing to work together.

Public Cuppings

Come slurp with us! Cupping is the industry’s standardized method for evaluating coffee. It’s a great way to train your nose and pallet to discover some of coffee’s more nuanced aromas and flavors. If you’ve never done it before, don’t worry - we’ll walk you through all the steps.

Specialty Coffee 101

Get your feet wet! Learn about how it all got started, what make specialty coffee, well, special, and get a brief intro to cupping.


From green buying to menu planning, our one-on-one consulting can help you fast track your coffee business plans.

We offer the following classes:
Specialty Coffee 101
Intro to Tasting Coffee
Brewing Basics
Intro to Roasting
Intermediate Roasting
Green Coffee Essentials
Supply Chain Logistics
As well as:
Private consulting
One-on-one roast training
Corporate/Group teambuilding activities
We're working on a calendar system where you can easily see and schedule classes. Until then, please email to inquire! info@risingtideroastcollab.comEvening and weekend timeslots available.


RTRC is a collaborative coroasting space dedicated to positively impacting central Texas coffee roasters through the sharing of knowledge, resources, & hella good vibes. We believe in:Sharing what we know
Continuous learning
The value of community
Kindness & inclusivity (no gatekeeping here!)
Making coffee profitable for ourselves and producers
Working towards social & environmental sustainability, at home & at origin
Rising tides (they lift all boats!)

SARA GIBSON (she/her/hers)
Sara co-founded Sightseer Coffee, an impact-driven roasting company that sources exclusively from women producers. She previously worked as the head roaster, green buyer, and QA lead for Greater Goods Coffee, Roast Magazine’s Micro Roaster of the Year for 2021. Sara is passionate about gender equity, price sustainability, and accessible education in the coffee industry. She often volunteers and instructs at SCA and Roasters Guild events. Prior to coffee, she worked in digital content, marketing, and education. Sara has a degree in International Studies from UC Berkeley. She lives in Austin with her partner, two kids, and too many cats.
KIMBERLY ZASH (she/her/hers)
Kimberly has 5+ years of experience in the Austin coffee scene, having co-founded Sightseer Coffee and worked at Greater Goods Coffee Roasting Co., Third Coast Coffee, and My Name Is Joe Coffee Co. She’s had a taste of just about every position in coffee, having worked as a dishwasher, barista, manager, green buyer, QC specialist, and head roaster—and she’s dabbled here and there on farms at origin, too. She currently serves on the board of the Austin Coffee Collective. She was an SCA Re:co Fellow in 2020 and a Les Dames d'Escoffier scholarship recipient in 2022. She's passionate about social sustainability, queer representation, and making jobs and education in the coffee industry accessible to underrepresented and talented people. Kimberly is proudly gay-married and a parent to fur babies who keep her life interesting and eat all of her plants.
Daily Coffee News article: Rising Tide Roast Collaborative Ready to Lift All Comers in Austin


Rising Tide Roast Collab
1606 W. Stassney Lane #2, Austin, TX 78745