WHO WE ARE
Heath Dewey has been surrounded by coffee his whole life. Coffee was a big part of his family and his passion for roasting began with his first home roasts in a popcorn popper while still in college. Heath is now concerned with sourcing quality coffee for the tastiest cup and ensuring that the people who grow and mill the coffees are paid fairly. Heath creates unique coffee profiles ensuring the finest expression of each coffee. With a degree in entrepreneurship, and a background in nonprofit management, Heath fills various roles with Tender Loving Coffee including coffee sourcing and roasting and café management. He strives to keep Tender Loving Coffee a kind and inclusive environment that lives up to the name.
Heath's spouse, Janell Bauer, is an associate professor at Chico State and she manages Tender Loving Coffee's social media and marketing. She and their two children, Quinn and Vance, are also part of the Friday coffee delivery team at Tender Loving. They all work together to make this family business full of love and connection with the Chico community.