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Elixir Espresso Bar

Name: Elixir Espresso Bar Location: 427 C Street #101, San Diego, CA Roaster: Caffe Calabria Coffee Roasting Company Rating: 3-

From Kansas City, we head to sunny San Diego, where I previously reported on coffee from Caffe Calabria.  Elixir is a Calabria wholesale account, conveniently located downtown in a building lobby kiosk with [...]

Haute Cafe

Name: Culture Cafe Location: 72 West 38th Street (between 5th and 6th), New York, NY Rating: 3+

I’ve been eagerly anticipating the grand opening of the Stumptown Cafe in the Ace New York for months. I’m excited about this new cafe not so much because it will serve as the flagship heading up the ever [...]

I’ll be at El Beit

Name: El Beit Location: 158 Bedford Avenue (b/w 8th and 9th), Brooklyn (Williamsburg), New York Rating: 4

I’m hoping my last two and a half months of New York cafe visits haven’t confused or mislead too many folks. I was only there for about a week and still happily reside in the East Bay. [...]

Drinking the Forbidden Fruit

Name: Ritual Kiosk Location: Inside Flora Grubb Gardens at 1634 Jerrold Ave., San Francisco, CA (Bayview) Roaster: Ritual Coffee Roasters Rating: 4

Yes. I confess. I have written about Ritual before and probably am at risk of of over-referencing it in my articles, but don’t worry, this isn’t a repeat episode. It’s also not [...]