Responsibly sourced, expertly roasted, prepared in small batches with love.
Offering a safe "third space" for community to build and relationships to grow.
Valuing people through fine craft coffee and genuine human connection.
COFFEE WITH A PURPOSE
Coffee + People. The experience of coffee isn't fully complete without people. Great coffee in a welcoming space creates an experience that's the perfect complement to a conversation. We love coffee and we love people, Heritage is a place for community, relationship, and transformation. Our goal is provide excellent coffee in a comfortable space with service like no other.
From casual coffee drinkers to aficionados, tea lovers, kids, and more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Join us for excellent coffee, music, art, genuine people, and a place for community.
HERITAGE IS A 501(c)(3) NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION WHOSE PURPOSE IS TO VALUE PEOPLE AND CREATE COMMUNITY, MAKING SHASTA LAKE A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE.
LOVE IN A CUP
Love in a Cup is designed to share the love and "pay it forward." Buy a drink for yourself and leave a drink suspended for someone to enjoy later. This is an easy way to take part in a random act of kindness for the day.
Stuart’s first job was in coffee at just 13 years old. Working a coffee cart in a bank lobby in Sacramento, he quickly found himself drinking straight shots of espresso and loving it. Sara grew up on Folgers and Coffee Mate, but one night found herself in an espresso bar with a vanilla latte which was a life changing experience.
Stuart & Sara’s love of coffee found its way into their marriage where they end each day by sharing a cup of coffee. Stuart is a perpetual learner and constantly collecting new means for preparing coffee. One night the Sutherlands found themselves in a local coffeehouse while coffee was being roasted. They were drawn into a conversation with the roaster, this turned into a part time gig and a new chapter in Stuart’s coffee career.
Subsequently Stuart designed and built a coffee roaster and ran a coffee business out of their garage. The Sutherlands dreamed of having a coffeehouse to serve as a hub for community and the arts. In 2013 after training in Portland and running their church’s coffee bar the Sutherlands founded Heritage.
Once the building was secured it took 14 months of build out and fund raising for the doors of the coffeehouse to open. Running a small non-profit coffeehouse keeps the Sutherlands on their toes. Stu & Sara have infused the coffeehouse with their love of people, authenticity and excellent coffee and they wouldn’t want to do anything else.
Our team consists of highly-trained baristas who are actively involved in the community. We serve on committees, organizations, coach teams, are avid adventurers, say "please" and "thank you," and open doors for strangers. We aim to personally get to know all of our customers and offer a welcoming space that all can enjoy.