Dear Royal Coffee Customer,

As the holidays approach, we wanted to send a note about LTL freight and outbound shipments. During the holiday season carriers always expect higher than normal volume, but driver and dock staffing shortages have never been so severe as they are this year. Outbound Shipping has seen extreme delays recently, and we anticipate the holidays will only exacerbate these issues. We suggest planning ahead as far as possible.

  • Order from Royal’s Oakland warehouse by 11/14 for delivery before Thanksgiving.
  • For orders before the Christmas Holiday, order before 12/15
  • For New Year’s, shipping will be limited though we will be taking orders 12/27-12-30.
  • If you’re ordering from Costa Oro Fife or Dupuy Houston, allow one day for handling, on top of your usual transit times.

If you are expecting more business than usual, we would urge you to plan your holiday orders as soon as possible. As we approach the holidays, expect rates to be higher and delays to be longer. The sooner we ship your order, the better.

Please find a list of warehouse and carrier closures for the holidays below:

Our best advice: Get your order in early to make sure you have coffee for the holidays (510) 652-4256 or email us at