Tag Archive 'ecco_caffe'

Specialty Coffee Roasters Brew in New York

Posted by TheShot on 13 Aug 2008 | Filed under: Beans, Foreign Brew, Roasting

Weren’t we just saying that there are only about three or four people with original story ideas? Sure enough, this time it’s the New York Times that recycled the same local roasters story idea that has already been once around the San Francisco Chronicle and the Washington Post in recent months: Specialty Coffee Roasters Brew […]

Trip Report: Mojo Bicycle Café

Posted by TheShot on 12 Jun 2008 | Filed under: Café Society, Local Brew, Roasting

This combination food/espresso café and bike shop sits across the street of The Independent (née The Kennel Club, for those around long enough to remember). They have some nice, open air seating along the dingier Divisadero St. sidewalk, and there are several indoor café tables. The menu includes beer, wine, and sandwiches, but they take […]

Trip Report: Trouble Coffee

Posted by TheShot on 27 Jan 2008 | Filed under: Café Society, Local Brew

This espresso bar is a landmark DIY (i.e., Do It Yourself) oddity of San Francisco, making it something of a cultural institution in the short time it’s been in business (since Summer 2007). The closest (inadequate) comparison we can think of is Portland’s surreal Rimsky-Korsakoffee House — a fun house of a coffee place complete […]

La Colombe Torrefaction in San Francisco

Posted by TheShot on 22 Sep 2007 | Filed under: Beans, Local Brew, Restaurant Coffee, Roasting

La Colombe Torrefaction, a Philadelphia-based roaster that’s been something of an East Coast analog to Blue Bottle Coffee Company, has regularly received national recognition for the quality of their roasted coffee. But on the West Coast, La Colombe may as well be based out of Belgium; they’re largely unknown around these parts. In an attempt […]

Trip Report: Bar Bambino

Posted by TheShot on 01 Aug 2007 | Filed under: Beans, Local Brew

Right off BART’s Plasticuffs Station (Mission & 16th Sts.), across of Cafe Los Olvidados, this has never been an attractive part of the city — though mostly because of who might accost you on the sidewalk. (I’ve long called it Plasticuffs Station because of the frequency of finding perps face down on the plaza in […]

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