WHO WE ARE
Anna Ryan began her journey in the coffee industry when she was just 17. Since then she has started various coffee shops and currently co-owns the Naked Lounge in downtown Chico. Her passion for coffee began when she got her first roaster and from there the seed for Tender Loving Coffee bloomed. Anna immerses herself into the roasting process, from learning about growers and the people involved in the process to refining custom TLC blends. Her goal is to create an experience with her coffee that brings some tender loving to you and your loved ones.
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 works with Anna to create 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 sales, marketing and roasting. He strives to keep Tender Loving Coffee a kind and inclusive environment that lives up to the name.
Eric Fairchild was born and raised in Chico. Eric has owned several businesses and is currently the co-owner of the Naked Lounge in downtown Chico. Eric’s interests are diverse and he views Tender Loving Coffee as an amazing opportunity for growth to learn more about the coffee industry. Eric brings his successful experience with retail coffee to Tender Loving and hopes to improve each customer’s day with well-crafted and prepared coffee.