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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sightglass Coffee Begins Roasting Its Own Beans

Posted By on Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 9:15 AM

Now a working roaster. - PREMSHREE PILLAI/FLICKR
Sightglass Coffee, Jerad and Justin Morrison's already-cult coffee roasting company, has been operating a kiosk out of the entryway of its roastery and future cafe on Seventh and Folsom for almost a year now. While the building is still under construction ― and Jerad just told SFoodie opening day is still a ways off ― the Morrisons tweeted yesterday that they've begun roasting their own beans. Up until now, they've been serving and distributing coffee from Verve in Santa Cruz.

The first batches have gone to the new Hooker's Sweet Treats shop, and Richie Nakano's going to be selling their iced coffee, with boba (tapioca balls), tomorrow at the debut of his Hapa Ramen Ferry Plaza farmers' market stand.

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Jerad, who worked for Blue Bottle and Four Barrel before going off on

his own, says that the Seventh Street kiosk is still working through the

last of its Verve

coffee; Monday is the projected day for the stand to switch to

Sightglass beans. The Morrisons' line, to start with, includes a half-dozen single-estate

beans and its "Owl's Howl" blend.

Early adopters and coffee geeks, you have a few other outlets to score a taste of the first batches of Sightglass Coffee: Outerlands, Comstock

Saloon, and Matching Half (whose coffee program Sightglass set up). To

keep up with the roastery as it expands distribution, follow its Twitter feed, @sightglass.

Follow us on Twitter: @SFoodie. Follow me at @JonKauffman.

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