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Modern Coffee Looks to the Future

Name: Modern Coffee Location: 411 13th Street, Oakland, CA Roasters: Multiple roasters, including Ecco Caffe, Four Barrel, and Verve Rating: 4

This post is sorely overdue. I say this because I frequent Modern Coffee and have frequently recommended it to friends. I say this because the coffee is good. I say this because […]

Mo’Joe Indy

Name: Mo’Joe Coffeehouse Location: 222 W. Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN Rating: 2+

The apostrophe laden variation of this Indianapolis cafe shouldn’t be confused with San Francisco’s Mojo Bicycle Cafe (who has switched from Ecco Caffe to a combination of Ritual coffee and De La Paz espresso – a reversal of minimalist Haus) or the countless other cafe’s using […]

Electric Cafe

Name: Haus (No website yet) Location: 3082 24th Street, San Francisco, CA Rating: 4-

One might think that the Mission is starting to get high quality coffee saturated with Ritual, Four Barrel, Coffee Bar, and the many wholesale customer who purvey these fine coffees. You’d probably be right, but it’s not as though every […]

Domo Arigato Mr. Espresso

Roaster: Mr. Espresso Address: 696 Third Street, Oakland, CA Rating: 4-

My visit to Mr. Espresso was probably the most convoluted bit of planning I’ve engaged in for some time. After my full review of Coffee Bar (as opposed to my preliminary one), Luigi Di Ruocco invited me to visit Mr. Espresso’s roasting facility. […]

Mojo Bicycle Cafe

Update: Mojo Bicycle Shop and Cafe Currently uses coffee from both Ritual Coffee Roasters and De La Paz Coffee.

Name: Mojo Bicycle Shop & Cafe Location: 639-A Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA Roaster: Ecco Caffe Rating: 3 (maybe a 3+)

I’m adding Mojo Bicycle Shop and Cafe to my growing list of cafes […]

Coffee Bar: An Update that is Long Overdue

Name: Coffee Bar Location: 1890 Bryant Street (Mariposa and Florida), San Francisco, CA Rating: 4-

I first stepped into Coffee Bar back in April, but that visit fell at the end of a long day of coffee drinking. I found myself, at the time, too caffeinated to explore this cafe’s coffee offerings and was […]

coffee@home: Flying Goat’s Mexican Decaf

Beans: Mexican Decaf Roaster: Flying Goat Coffee Rating: 3

I picked up this decaf while at Flying Goat a few weeks back. They had two in stock – a Sumatran and the Mexican. Given my recent success with a delicious decaf Mexican at Woodberry Kitchen, I figured I’d give the Mexican a try.

This […]

Coffee, Sex, and Politics: Finding a Little Sanity

Reading the headlines this week was nearly enough to give me a madonna-whore coffee complex. Scantly clad baristas at a coffee drive-through dumped scalding water on a cross-dressing flasher, while at the same time Iggy Pop extols the virtues of coffee as an addiction-combating beverage. There was the story of the South African politician cavorting […]