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Dining, SFoodie Wednesday Seven: Retrace the History of Coffee With Blue Bottle and Port of Mokha

Wednesday Seven: Retrace the History of Coffee With Blue Bottle and Port of Mokha

Retracing the Historic Route of Coffee with Blue Bottle Blue Bottle Coffee's James Freeman and Mokhtar Alkhanshali, founder of the social justice project Port of Mokha, will team up this Sunday, June 5 from 6-8 p.m. at Blue…
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Dining, Eat Blue Bottle's New Edith Heath Bar: Behind the Pastry

Blue Bottle's New Edith Heath Bar: Behind the Pastry

Blue Bottle may be famous for its meticulously sourced and roasted coffee, but its pastry program — headed by Miette alum (and wife of owner James Freeman) Caitlin Freeman — is just as obsessed with detail and quality control. The…
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Dining, Eat "Craft of Coffee": Checking Out Blue Bottle's New Book

"Craft of Coffee": Checking Out Blue Bottle's New Book

When Blue Bottle's new book, Craft of Coffee, hits shelves Oct. 9, be prepared for an enlightening and in-depth education on growing, roasting, and drinking coffee. As you flip toward the latter third, however, you may be surprised to find…
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Dining, SFoodie Blue Bottle's New Book Features More Than Coffee

Blue Bottle's New Book Features More Than Coffee

When Blue Bottle's new book, Craft of Coffee, hits shelves on October 9, be prepared for an enlightening and in-depth education on growing, roasting and drinking coffee. As you flip toward the latter third, however, you may be surprised to…
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Dining, SFoodie Blue Bottle Unleashes Bottled Iced Coffee

Blue Bottle Unleashes Bottled Iced Coffee

It's a big year for high-grade iced coffee. Portland's big-and-getting-bigger Stumptown unleashed bottled "stubbies" of cold-brewed goodness in May. La Colombe followed suit in August with iced coffee encased in elegant containers, and Grady's large bottles of New Orleans Cold…
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Dining, SFoodie Best Practices for Drinking Coffee in San Francisco

Best Practices for Drinking Coffee in San Francisco

In the '80s coffee was funny ― Maxwell House, Yuban, Chock Full o'Nuts. They thought we were idiots. Perhaps we were: Only the best of us rejected the aluminum-tin allure of General Foods International Coffee. "It tastes like…
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Dining, SFoodie James Freeman's Thanksgiving Essential: Wonky Turkey Roasting, Lots of Coffee

James Freeman's Thanksgiving Essential: Wonky Turkey Roasting, Lots of Coffee

SFoodie's series asking some of our favorite San Francisco food people about the dish they just can't celebrate Thanksgiving without. Perhaps the wonkiest of S.F. coffee geeks, Blue Bottle's James Freeman does Thanksgiving with the aid of gadgets, key elements…
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Dining, SFoodie Rec and Park Comments On Blue Bottle's Decision to Pull Out of Dolores Park

Rec and Park Comments On Blue Bottle's Decision to Pull Out of Dolores Park

More on the aftermath of Blue Bottle's decision to scrap its plans to sell in Dolores Park. Elton Pon, spokesman for the city's Recreation and Park Department, e-mailed SFoodie a two-sentence statement: Our goals remain to meet the public's desire…
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Dining, SFoodie Blue Bottle Kills Plans for Cart in Dolores Park

Blue Bottle Kills Plans for Cart in Dolores Park

UPDATE: Rec and Park comments on Blue Bottle's decision, La Cocina says it still has plans to launch its cart. It looks like opponents of a Blue Bottle coffee trailer in Dolores Park have gotten their wish. Blue Bottle's James…
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Dining, SFoodie Anti-American Apparel Campaign Founder Goes After Blue Bottle Cart

Anti-American Apparel Campaign Founder Goes After Blue Bottle Cart

Stephen Elliott.​Stephen Elliott, local author (The Adderall Diaries, Happy Baby) and the man who launched last year's successful grassroots campaign to keep an American Apparel store out of the Mission, learned out about the Blue Bottle coffee cart going into…
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Dining, SFoodie Blue Bottle Site in Dolores Park an Issue at Rec and Park Meeting

Blue Bottle Site in Dolores Park an Issue at Rec and Park Meeting

At yesterday's regular meeting of the San Francisco Rec and Parks Commission, one discussion item on the agenda attracted a heavy presence of Missionites. The item had to do with the location of the Blue Bottle pushcart ― a trailer,…
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Dining, SFoodie An Open Letter from Blue Bottle to the Dolores Park Community

An Open Letter from Blue Bottle to the Dolores Park Community

Organizers of tonight's community meeting at Dolores Park Church to discuss Rec and Park's vendor plans for Dolores Park are finalizing the final agenda. And while representatives of would-be Dolores vendor Blue Bottle Coffee plan to speak tonight, Blue Bottle's…
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Dining, SFoodie Mission Merchants Halt Dolores Park Food Sales. Blue Bottle, La Cocina Plans in Jeopardy

Mission Merchants Halt Dolores Park Food Sales. Blue Bottle, La Cocina Plans in Jeopardy

UPDATE: Opponents of Dolores park vending plan blame what they describe as Rec and Park's failure to reach out to the community. A group of Dolores Park merchants is pushing back against Rec and Park's plan to bring food vendors…
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Dining, SFoodie Could a Minivan Be the Next Blue Bottle Coffee Kiosk?

Could a Minivan Be the Next Blue Bottle Coffee Kiosk?

Though he admitted to getting a call from Rec and Park earlier this week, Blue Bottle's James Freeman said any talk of pushcart sales at S.F. parks was preliminary. Other reports suggested that Rec and Park's selection committee had pegged…
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News, Sucka Free City SF's $12 Cup of Coffee at Blue Bottle Cafe

SF's $12 Cup of Coffee at Blue Bottle Cafe

Until quite recently, if I had been asked what would have to be in a cup of coffee to warrant a $12 price tag, I'd have answered, "About 10 bucks." And yet earlier this month, there I was at the…
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Dining, SFoodie Mr. Coffee Eat Your Heart Out: Blue Bottle's $20,000 Siphon Coffeemaker

Mr. Coffee Eat Your Heart Out: Blue Bottle's $20,000 Siphon Coffeemaker

Everyone's been talking about Blue Bottle's new cafe in Mint Plaza and their $20,000 Japanese siphon bar, and now you can get a glimpse of owner James Freeman putting the contraption to use in a New York Times slideshow…
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