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Trip Report: Coffee Bar

Posted by TheShot on 09 Jan 2008 | Filed under: Beans, Local Brew, Quality Issues

Previously, we had written about Coffee Bar when it was still under construction. It has since opened on the longest night of the year, December 21 — with limited initial fanfare, as the partners first wanted to iron out some of the kinks that naturally come with opening a new space. And it is a […]

Trip Report: Bar Tartine

Posted by TheShot on 05 Jul 2007 | Filed under: Beans, Local Brew, Machine, Restaurant Coffee

This restaurant sister to the Tartine Bakery & Café opened in 2005. It has been through one relocation and a few head chefs since then. Yet the food is very good at this long space with an open kitchen and scattered lighting. Bar Tartine inherited the classic two-group Faema E61 machine from the bakery since […]

Trip Report: Blue Bottle Coffee Co. @ Ferry Building Marketplace

Posted by TheShot on 02 Jul 2007 | Filed under: Home Brew, Local Brew, Roasting

One of the odder, and better, espresso adventures in San Francisco is the outdoor Blue Bottle Coffee tent that descends on the Ferry Building Marketplace every week like a traveling Burning Man exhibition. Starting in 2004, East Bay artisan roaster James Freeman of Blue Bottle Coffee brought his coffee cart out to the weekend farmers’ […]

Trip Report: Ritual Coffee Roasters @ Bayview

Posted by TheShot on 11 May 2007 | Filed under: Local Brew

What’s this I hear? A new Ritual Coffee Roasters in town? A complement to the one that has topped the CoffeeRatings.com “best espresso in SF” list for about a year now? Sign me up… The weekday hours may prohibit those with day jobs, but the new Ritual Coffee Roasters in Bayview is a far cry […]

Trip Report: Piccino Cafe

Posted by TheShot on 17 Apr 2007 | Filed under: Local Brew

This newer café/pizza place lies in the little-known neighborhood of Dogpatch, just off the new SF Muni T line. It’s a small space with a couple of indoor tables and a few out front on the corner sidewalk. Just inside the door on the left is a small espresso bar: home to a two-group La […]

Trip Report: A 16

Posted by TheShot on 08 May 2006 | Filed under: Local Brew, Restaurant Coffee

This Campania cuisine-themed Italian restaurant may be named after a freeway (the A 16 autostrada), but it’s more of a trendy hipster spot than you’ll find in most of Napoli — or at least among places that aren’t blaring Eurodance music. Inside they have cork floors and walls in the wine bar in front, a […]

Trip Report: Caffe Sport Deli

Posted by TheShot on 12 Apr 2006 | Filed under: Local Brew

This is a sister deli to the Caffe Sport restaurant in North Beach. It is inconveniently located across the massive U.S. Post Office (the Embarcadero Postal Center) in a strange part of town where Beale Street dead ends at the Bay Bridge. Harrison Street actually runs some 30 feet above this corner of town — […]

Trip Report: The Organic Coffee Co.

Posted by TheShot on 06 Apr 2006 | Filed under: Consumer Trends, Fair Trade, Local Brew

Opening just this month, this café was started by The Rogers Family Company (perhaps best known for their ‘inorganic’ and dirt cheap San Francisco Bay Coffee Co. beans, available at Costco) and other investors. It’s heavy on the Fair Trade organic coffees, and that’s just where its social causes begin. They heavily brand their devotion […]

Trip Report: Tartine Bakery & Café

Posted by TheShot on 28 Feb 2006 | Filed under: Local Brew

This is a rather non-descript French bakery/café. But don’t let that fool you. It has won numerous “best bakery” awards in the area and is immensely popular. (And yes, even Martha Stewart paid a visit here just a week ago.) It is also notorious for its Soviet-style bread lines, which run long out the door […]

Trip Report: Cafe Bello

Posted by TheShot on 17 Feb 2006 | Filed under: Local Brew, Machine

If it weren’t for its own BART station, even fewer SF residents would know where Glen Park is. But a local neighborhood coffee shop, Cafe Bello, has quietly been making its mark as one of the premiere coffee destinations in the city. It’s just that few locals know it — let alone do they know […]

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