Master Roaster is a designation that is earned over time, and becomes part of ones reputation among peers in the industry – international coffee brokers, producers and other roasters. Henry Kalebjian holds this distinction. But it’s the proprietary roasting process that lies at the heart of the Kalebjian family business.
For many years, master coffee roaster Henry and his family have been roasting daily in their store in San Francisco. Henry’s roasting roots began in Lebanon where his father owned a bakery and served coffee to the locals. He learned the family business and began roasting coffee at an early age. In the early 70s, he moved to the United States and worked as a draftsman until he bought House of Coffee in 1983. Henry has been personally hand-roasting coffee ever since and enjoys the personal interaction with his customers.