About Us

Welcome to Shortwave Coffee! We are a small-batch, quality roasting company and local coffee shop in Columbia, MO. Our mission, to put it simply, is to roast and serve the best coffees in mid Missouri. As a coffee lover (or potential coffee lover), you deserve access to the highest quality coffee experience. That’s what we aim to give you.

The Shortwave Coffee name and logo (a shortwave radio tower with a coffee bean on top) pays homage to the history of radiomen. These hard working souls repaired and maintained radio antennas and towers in all kinds of weather to ensure emergency personnel could keep in contact. Then, in their spare time, they’d take to the radio waves on shortwave, ham radios to connect with people all over the world who often didn’t speak the same language – unless you count the overwhelming love of the radio shared by all those souls speaking their crackling call signs into the night.

For our coffee business, we’ve taken this idea of receiving and transmitting and applied it to our product. We receive the high-quality, green coffee beans that are carefully cultivated and harvested by coffee farmers, enhance the quality through specific roasting profiles that bring out the best in each coffee, and then transmit a strong product to our customers. Our coffee is sent out chock full of love and care, and it’s a difference you can taste.

Receive and transmit the coffee love.