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Blue Bottle Coffee – San Francisco/NYC

66 Mint Plaza
San Francisco, CA 94103

6 Other Locations in San Francisco
6 Locations in NYC

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Blue Bottle Coffee has some of the best coffee.  Ever.  Anywhere.  As the Village Voice says, its “Coffee as Crack”.  Starting in San Francisco, but now having spread to New York City, it continues to grow and for good reason.  This coffee is that good.

Blue Bottle Coffee serves all of it’s coffee within 48 hours of roasting.  With roasting facilities on both coasts, beans are roasted nearby each group of stores.  And what a selection.  Cafe’s are on the small side, so sometimes you’ll encounter a line at peak times.  There isn’t a ton of sitting area in any of them, so if it’s busy, you’ll either wait to sit or get your coffee to go.

Just about any coffee or espresso you get here is phenomenal.  You can get it in just about any form or fashion.  Simple espresso.  Pour over.  Chemex.  French press. Drip.  Moka pot.  Cold brew.  Nel drip.  The list goes on and on.  Every bean they roast is of high quality.  Our favorites?  Hayes Valley and 17 ft Ceiling are two of our favorite espresso beans.   

You can buy beans in the store, but we’ve had times where not every blend of beans you want may be available.  But don’t despair.  You can order all of their beans on-line.  Be aware that their coffee is shipped in simple paper bags, so it’s designed to be used quickly.  It’s really our only complaint.  We wish they’d use a vacuum sealed bag to at least preserve the coffee for awhile, but we understand their reasons for quality control.

Last modified: March 29, 2014