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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 »

Dispatches: Tanzania, Uganda & Rwanda

East Africa is one of those places we can never wait to visit, and always feel quite sad to leave. Like the coffees themselves, this part of the world is incredibly unique, with innumerable opportunities for exciting growth. We have recently returned from a sourcing trip through Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda and have much to… Read more »

Market Happenings: New Location & Schedule!

Summer is just a week away and with it, the return of so many seasonal favorites at the Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market— nectarines, figs, blackberries, summer squash and sweet corn to name a few! In August, we celebrate our second anniversary as a Saturday vendor at the truly dynamic community and farmer focused marketplace that we’ve come to… Read more »

Now Open: Affogato Bar

We’re in the midst of Spring, with summer fast approaching. The days are longer, the sun is ever-brighter, and the cold brews are tasting real nice this time of year. We can’t think of any better way to welcome the sun-soaked days than with a refreshing, espresso-soaked ice cream… We’ve teamed up with Portland favorites,… Read more »

Introducing: Sightglass at SFMOMA

Today, we share some truly exciting news. We have worked closely with our dedicated team to develop multiple iterations of a concept that will now come to fruition. In Spring of 2016, we will open yet another coffee bar in this ever-inspiring city that we call home. This special coffee bar will be housed within… Read more »

Dispatches: Guatemala, Nicaragua & Honduras

The last month has been filled with a lot of travel throughout coffee-producing regions of Central America. With each new year, we pack our bags and embark on a multi-country trip to visit the producers that fill our mugs each year come late spring into the summer. It’s a lovely time of year spent visiting… Read more »

In Store: Twenty Dinners

We spoke with Grizzly Bear bassist Chris Taylor and former chef turned fashion photographer Ithai Schori about their highly anticipated new cookbook, Twenty Dinners. Spoiler Alert: We’ve been included in a guest segment that touches on a range of coffee topics—brewing methods, flavor notes, sourcing, and recipes to name a few. Check out the Q&A below and pick… Read more »

Beans and Brews

San Francisco Beer Fest The long-awaited 7th annual San Francisco Beer Week has arrived! Beginning today through February 15th, breweries and bars from throughout the bay area will showcase some of the finest beers characterizing today’s vibrant American beer landscape. This year, we couldn’t be more delighted to introduce you to two seminal Bay Area… Read more »

Dispatches: Costa Rica

Costa Rica is not the destination one would typically imagine for a business trip. In truth, the tropical climate and general relaxed demeanor of the Ticos made it difficult to remember we were doing serious work here for the week. Renowned for unparalleled beaches and zip line adventures, Costa Rica also possesses some of the… Read more »

About the Jams: Light in the Attic Records

If you’ve visited either of our San Francisco locations, you’ll surely have noticed that our whole crew is pretty serious about their records. It’s a huge part of our day-to-day at the coffee bars and roastery, bringing in records we found, trying to blow our co-worker’s minds with an old dusty Memphis soul LP, or… Read more »