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San Diego Area Coffee

I’ll be spare with my words since I have little to add to my posts on San Diego area coffee other than that I wish I had managed to get to Zumbar’s and to try out the coffee cart outside of the Clairemont Mesa Kaiser offices – the latter simply because it sounds so fun.  [...]

Bird Rock Coffee Roasters

Name: Bird Rock Coffee Roasters Location: 5627 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla CA Roaster: Bird Rock Coffee Roasters Rating: 4-

As I pointed out in my Caffe Calabria review, San Diego doesn’t seem to have a whole lot to offer in terms of world class cafes.  Caffe Calabria is a good start but [...]

Village Coffee

Name: Village Coffee (No web page) Location: 10415 San Diego Mission Road, San Diego, CA Roaster: Village Coffee Rating: 2+

Village Coffee is the kind of operation you’d probably never stumble into.  It sits at one end of a relatively nondescript strip mall near Qualcomm Stadium on a small road just off the [...]

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 [...]

coffee@home: Caffe Calabria

Beans: Calabria Espresso Blend and Guatemala Roaster: Caffe Calabria Coffee Roasting Company Rating: 3+ and 2+

I picked up these two coffees in the back-of-the-store bean purchasing center of Cafe Calabria. The Calabria Espresso blend seemed a no-brainer.  I liked my shot in the cafe and wanted to see how it might fare [...]

Stay Classy San Diego

Name: Caffe Calabria Location: 3933 30th Street, San Diego, CA Roaster: Caffe Calabria Coffee Roasting Company Rating: 3

Most cities in the country, or the world for that matter, are not as blessed as cities such as Vancouver, Seattle, Portland and San Francisco (er…the Bay Area). Most cities simply do not possess a [...]