Off the Grid at Fort Mason Center
tonight features a soft launch of the liquid kind. Making its debut: mobile vendor Curbside Coffee, in a trailer pimped out with an espresso machine and grinder, a Bunn drip unit, and a load of pastries (including curry pan) from Bernal's Sandbox Bakery
Co-owner Jordan Greene worked in the Peet's
wholesale department for six years before defecting to the tech sector (his business partner, Phil Nguyen, is a tech guy, too). Greene's rifled through his address book to outfit Curbside Coffee, though. The beans are from San Rafael roaster Weaver's
, begun by Peet's prodigy John Weaver; the milk is Clover. Menu offerings include drips, espresso drinks, mocha lattes, hot chocolate. Even Vietnamese cà phê sua da
As for life beyond the Grid? Greene and Nguyen plan on working the San Francisco pavement. "We have couple of locations in mind, obviously on the street," Greene tells SFoodie. "We want it to be a place people can find us and understand it's worth a trip to the corner for."
Curbside Coffee: Debuts tonight at Off the Grid, Fort Mason Center; track the trailer's future movements on Twitter and Facebook.