About Us

Seaworthy Coffee Roasters is a family owned and operated coffee roasting company based in Southern Rhode Island.

Slow Roasted in Small Batches

We know the best things in life take time. That's why all of our coffee is slow roasted to perfection. This unique roasting process creates a rich aroma and deep flavor that sustains until the last sip, all while producing an exceptionally smooth cup of coffee. It’s easier on your stomach, too! 

We source our beans exclusively from specialty coffee traders. By roasting these beans in small batches, we maintain a greater amount of control over the roast, ensuring an authentic taste and texture you will only find with Seaworthy Coffee.

A passion for coffee and the water...

It all started when Jenna walked on to the Women’s Rowing Team at URI. Every morning, she and her teammates would rise before dawn, head down to the Narrow River and row for hours, leading her down a path that would keep her close to the water both literally and figuratively for years to come.  It was between coaching jobs that Jenna found her other passion in life- coffee. Working as a barista and then eventually as a roaster, she was hooked once the aroma of the first batch hit her. Born out of a desire for coffee to taste as good as it smells, she developed Seaworthy's unique slow roasting technique.  Although she spends most of her time behind the roaster, Jenna still coaches crew to this day! 

“Roasting and rowing have a lot of parallels.  You have to first be willing to work hard, to be a novice, and to make mistakes. You practice, collect data, make adjustments, learn the science, and put your skills on the line.  You then learn to use your senses to read and respond to the water and the boat, just like you learn to use your senses to read and respond to the coffee as it roasts.  A result of all of these things is a fantastic cup of coffee that people can look forward to and enjoy day after day". 

For Chad, his love for the water started in Boy Scouts, where he first learned to sail a sunfish sailboat. Growing up, he spent a lot of time on the water sailing and canoeing on the local ponds and rivers. A little later in life when he found an old 22 ft. sailboat in need of serious repair, he repaired and refurbished the boat in the family driveway until eventually it was rendered seaworthy again.  Chad still sails to this day!