about sidecar coffee our story

We are a locally owned Cedar Valley roaster and retailer. Our passion is roasting and preparing coffee and sharing it with the community we’re so proud to be a part of.

Sidecar Coffee opened our first roasting facility in November 2012 in historic downtown Cedar Falls, Iowa. Today we have five cafes in Cedar Falls and Waterloo. In 2017 we moved our roasting operations to Waterloo’s fully renovated and LEED certified historic Wonder Bread Bakery.

We carefully select special coffees from around the world and roast in small batches to maximize their potential. Our carefully handcrafted coffee is available at our five cafe locations in Cedar Falls and Waterloo and at various retail locations around Iowa.

Sidecar is about 35-40 people who love to roast, deliver, prepare and serve coffee. More than that we hope to make life a little better for everyone who we come in contact with. Our motto is Sidecar: Coffee For the Good Life.