When the Santa Barbara Public Market opened recently at 38 W. Victoria Street, on the corner of Victoria and Chapala Streets, in Santa Barbara, among the unique specialty business’ sharing the multi-use space was Green Star Organic Coffee. Their delicious organic coffee varieties are already giving other well known local coffee vendors in the seaside city a run for the money.

Green Star Coffee Co-Owner Dan Randall

Green Star Coffee Co-Owner Dan Randall

Dan Randall, co-owner of Green Star Organic Coffee, recently opened his first retail venture at Santa Barbara Public Market in Santa Barbara, California. He and his partner Werner Diaz are roasters, each with 22 years in the specialty coffee industry. “The company was founded on principles of fair trade with the intention of making a great tasting cup of coffee. “We source only the finest certified organic fair trade coffees from premier growing regions around the world, and focus on supporting economic opportunity, improved environment and health for coffee farmers and their families,” says Randall.


Celebrating its 10th anniversary in January as an organic specialty coffee company, Green Star Organic Coffee continues to meet stiff requirements for certification from a variety of respected organic organizations, and uses only organic and compostable products in their retail business.

“We were proud participants in the Earth Day Festival in Santa Barbara, and look forward to becoming valued members of the community and the Santa Barbara Public Market,” said Randall. Santa Barbara Public Market offers free underground parking with access off Chapala Street. Visit:


By Bonnie Carroll