As reported in today’s Arizona Republic, the bustling metropolis of Gilbert, AZ is the new home of the Zephyr Espresso Caffe: Gilbert gets wind of Zephyr. Or it’s at least the new home of James and Connie Lee. The Lees owned and operated the Zephyr Espresso Caffe and Art Gallery at 3643 Balboa Street (at 38th Avenue) in San Francisco’s Outer Richmond from 1994 until selling it to its current owners in 2004.
Yes, there still are major cafés I have yet to add to CoffeeRatings.com — and San Francisco’s Zephyr is long, long overdue. It’s popular with the nearby San Francisco State University student set, who fills the huge space for cheap eats and mediocre coffee (at least to my last recollection). Perhaps the Lees found it wise to skip town before they lost out to San Francisco’s increasing competition for better espresso … and they knew a review from CoffeeRatings.com was just around the corner.
The Lees may have escaped to Gilbert for now, but the long arm of CoffeeRatings.com knows no boundaries. (Insert diabolical laughter here.)
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