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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 [...]

The Subrosa is out of the Bag

Name: Subrosa Coffee Location: 419 40th Street (at Webster), Oakland, CA Roaster: Four Barrel Coffee Rating: 4-

Subrosa literally means under the rose. However, the term also denotes secrecy, as the the owners of Subrosa Coffee have indicated in a footnote on their web page and by their understated presence on this strip [...]

Three Out of Four Barrels…

Name: Four Barrel Coffee Location: 375 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA Rating: 4-

My ongoing coverage of Four Barrel Coffee is starting to take on a life of its own. During my delusions of grandeur, I can’t help wonder if my first few reviews (1,2) aren’t the foundations for an epic saga such as [...]