Barefoot Coffee Roasters started in 2003 with an individual mission to bring excellent coffee to the South Bay. Andy Newbom (who left the company in 2011 to start a microbrewery in El Salvador) and his crew have done exactly that - Barefoot consistently offers arguably our favorite coffees in the Bay Area - but what's also commendable is *how* they've done it. They work directly with select farms around the world and are a true microroaster as well. They have since opened a Roll-Up bar in a San Jose residential neighborhood (next to their new roasting HQ) plus the downtown San Jose Karma Bar.
By 2011, Barefoot expanded by opening "licensed independent operator" coffeeshops under the "Barefoot Coffee Works" name in Campbell and Los Gatos, CA. The Santa Clara mothership location was closed down and they are currently seeking an additional location.