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About the Jams: Noel Ellis

Our excitement is off the charts for this one! While you may not immediately recognize the name Noel Ellis, listen to this seminal record just once and you’ll never forget it! Son of reggae superstar Alton Ellis, Noel Ellis is a remarkable talent with a musical style that pays tribute to his famous father and the… Read more »

First Look: Sightglass at SFMOMA

We’ve spent the better part of the last two and a half years dreaming up and actualizing our third brick and mortar coffee bar in San Francisco, this time, partnering with a world-renowned cultural institution we’ve long cherished. We sought to create an elevated & highly immersive coffee bar experience within SFMOMA, one that would… Read more »

Dispatches: Central America

We’ve just returned from our first sourcing trip of 2016 and have some tremendous updates to share with you all. Central America is a wildly exciting place to source quality coffees, made even more special by the remarkable people, places and experiences. This time around, we traversed Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Honduras – three countries close together geographically,… Read more »

About the Jams: Willie Nelson

Singer, songwriter & luminary, Willie Nelson, known the world over for his genre-bending country and inimitable style, released an understated, highly experimental record in 1998. The record was called Teatro, aptly named for the vacant movie theater in Oxnard, California where it was recorded with a few famous friends, including the ever-lovely Emmylou Harris and… Read more »

Welcome to the New Digs!

Hi Friends, If you’re reading this post, you’ve most likely noticed some changes. For the better part of last year and the beginning of this one, we’ve been hard at work dreaming up and developing a new website. Our objective; to deliver a distinct and immersive coffee experience, a reflection of what we offer in our… Read more »

Winter Arrivals

Season’s Greetings, Folks! As you’re gearing up for the festive season, we’ve rounded up a few tasty year-end releases fresh off the roaster! We’ve debuted our first-ever Java coffee, a 100% Bourbon stunner from Kageyo, and a singular Papuan microlot: Indonesia Java, Cempaka Mulya Village It’s been said that Java is one of the most… Read more »

Fall Arrivals

New offerings have landed and we’ve rounded up a few favorites. Happy Brewing! Honduras Finca Zulema, Norma Zulema Azucena When we first crossed paths with Norma Zulema back in 2013, we knew her coffees were special. Norma is an absolute joy to work with and we admire her deep committment to producing exquisite coffees and… Read more »

Dispatches: South Pacific

The South Pacific is a truly wondrous part of the world. Traveling throughout it for any reason is a treat, and that pleasure was ours on our most recent sourcing trip traversing Java, East Timor, Bali and Papua New Guinea. Our first stop was Java, an island in Indonesia situated between Sumatra to the west… Read more »

Introducing: Espresso Con Panna

Fall is here. Winter is coming. And with it, cooler temps (weather permitting) and so very many occasions to consume delicious, warming beverages all season long. We’re the first to agree that there’s nothing quite like an unadulterated, perfectly balanced shot of espresso. However true, this has done little to dissuade us from partaking frequently—and sometimes daily—in our latest offering. Every… Read more »

Dispatches: Colombia

Cultivating strong and mutually beneficial relationships with the producers we work with is an integral element of our craft. On our most recent trip to Colombia, we had the unparalleled opportunity to check in with one such producer—Wilfredo Ule Vargas at Finca Alcatraz. Unrivaled not only for the quality of coffees he provides us with… Read more »