Our Story

Established in San Francisco's SOMA neighborhood in 2008, Cento Coffee has built a reputation among its loyal customer base as a key player in the thriving Bay Area specialty coffee scene. Owner and Bay Area native, John Quintos opened Cento Coffee Bar on Ritch Street in 2008 - an offshoot of the original Cafe Lambretta in Russian Hill. After seven years of retail success, in 2015 John partnered with master roaster Alex Roberts to launch the Cento Coffee Brand resulting in the creation of 3 blends - Clutch, African Presence and Slow Jam to satisfy multiple coffee preparations. In 2018 Cento Coffee Inc. developed the Workplace Coffee Program to provide coffee to offices directly with no middle man distributors.