Thanks to tips from some locals and fellow readers, I’ve recently learned that Café Organica has closed down momentarily for renovations. So unlike my initial presumption that Café Organica closed down this past Saturday in order to train for the U.S. Barista Championships, apparently last Saturday was the beginning of a larger project. San Francisco espresso lovers will need to get their fix elsewhere — for at least a little while.

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There are also unconfirmed rumors that Eton may be moving his operations to the Financial District, leaving his North-of-the-Pandhandle storefront for baristra training. I hope to get in touch with him soon and will personally post here should I learn anything.