Who We Are


Vigilante Coffee Company was born in the heart of DC's H Street NE neighborhood in 2012. We continuously sample coffees from around the world, and select only the best that each farm has to offer to share with you. Upon receiving green, unroasted beans, our roasters meticulously fine-tune specific roast profiles to highlight the unique properties of each bean.  We pride ourselves on directly sourcing our coffee, supporting our local community, and providing the freshest, best-tasting beans to the region. 

How We Started

Chris Vigilante's (our founder) passion for coffee began while living and working in the Hawaiian Islands.  While in Hawaii, Chris worked directly with some of coffee's finest professionals and developed direct relationships with farms on Maui, Oahu, Kauai, and the Big Island. While working with Hawaiian producers, Chris went on to help establish the award winning farm of Manoa Valley (best in Oahu, 2010).
A few years after returning to the mainland, Chris decided that Washington, DC was the perfect place to start his own coffee roasting company.  With the help of friends and family,  Chris began forming a team of other passionate coffee-loving individuals to help lead Vigilante Coffee Company on a path to become the region's premier specialty micro-roaster, specializing in direct-trade coffee.