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I’d Rather Have Blue Bottle In Front of Me…

Name: Blue Bottle Coffee Company Location: 300 Webster Street, Oakland, CA Roasters: Blue Bottle Coffee Company Rating: 3+

Call me paranoid, but at times I think Blue Bottle has master minded a conspiracy. Just when I finally managed to visit the Oakland roasting facility coffee bar, James Freeman went and opened a new […]

Ringing in the New Year A Few Days Late

Happy New Year! Who said you can’t say that when you’re over a week late? That reminds me that I never did get around to generating a best of the decade list or a list of coffee-related predictions for 2010. In fact, I didn’t see much coffee recapping or hypothesizing going on in the coffee […]

Local Art. Schmokel Art.

Name: Blue Bottle SFMOMA Roaster: Blue Bottle Coffee Company Location: Sculpture Garden, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA Rating: 4-

Many cafes take a great deal of pride in supporting local art. Sometimes the art is good, but often times it’s not. While the correlation isn’t perfect, I think its safe to say that the quality […]

Zombie Runner

Name: Cafe Zombie Location: inside ZombieRunner, 429 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA Rating: 4

I recently drove the family down to Palo Alto to visit some family friends. Of course, the trip had to include a stop-off for yogurt from Fraiche, but as happy I as I am with their Blue Bottle coffee […]

A Million Things to Say About LAMILL

Name: LAMILL Location: 1636 Silverlake Blvd., Los Angeles, CA Rating: 3+

LAMILL is not your ordinary cafe. It’s a full service restaurant that happens to focus intensely on and roast its own coffee. I’d loosely classify it as a cousin of Blue Bottle’s Cafe or perhaps the new Intelligentsia Venice when you consider range […]

Mission Report: Coffee Bar (a preliminary review)

Name: Coffee Bar Location: 1890 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA (entrance on the corner of Florida and Mariposa) Roaster: Mr. Espresso (find a link to the full review here) Rating: Not Yet Rated

Coffee Bar opened last December in that nebulous neighborhood – Potrero Flats? – located between the Mission District and Potrero Hill. It’s that […]

If Only Atlanta Were Closer…

Name: Octane Coffee Bar and Lounge Location: 1009-B Marietta Street NW, Atlanta, GA Roaster: Counter Culture Coffee Rating: 4

My new top pick for café that I wish would move in down the street has got to be Octane Coffee Bar and Lounge. Perhaps it’s the “and Lounge” part that does it, […]

The New Blue Bottle Cafe

Name: Blue Bottle Cafe Location: 66 Mint Street (@ Jessie), San Francisco Roaster: Blue Bottle Coffee Company Rating: 4

The opening of Blue Bottle’s new café is the shot (or perhaps drip) heard ‘round the internet this week. “At Last, a $20,000 Cup of Coffee” breaths the New York Times. Laughing Squid […]