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Friday, May 1, 2015

You Have Until 7 p.m. to Enjoy a Free Affogatto at Sightglass

Posted By on Fri, May 1, 2015 at 2:08 PM

click to enlarge Affogatto (front) and Coffee Float (rear) - PETER LAWRENCE KANE
  • Peter Lawrence Kane
  • Affogatto (front) and Coffee Float (rear)

You have approximately five hours for the best thing to happen to you all day (unless it’s pay day for you, or you’re participating in a march for social justice, or you scheduled a sex date with a hottie for later). Barring any or all of those circumstances, you have until 7 p.m. to get to Sightglass Coffee on Seventh Street for a free affogatto.

If Homer Simpson were particularly worldly, he might tilt his head back and drool, gargling his own words: “Mmm ... affogatto.”

click to enlarge PETER LAWRENCE KANE
  • Peter Lawrence Kane
Lines were long enough to drape from Sightglass’s toasty mezzanine practically to the bottom of the stairs, but the Brothers Morrison (Jerad and Justin) and their staff are busy scooping and pulling shots, gratis. If you’ve ever worked in a café or an ice cream shop, you know that both of those things are hard work but combined, on a warm day — well, clearly it’s a labor of love. When asked why they’re doing it, Jerad Morrison shrugged (while working at the pace of a hunting cheetah).

“I don’t know, we just really love affogatto,” he said. “Is this for an interview?”

They’ve buddied up with Portland’s Salt & Straw Ice Cream, so you can make nine permutations of the affogatto, using one of three espressos and a scoop of 75% Belize Single Origin Chocolate, Blood Orange Olive Oil, and Sea Salt With Caramel Ribbons. They’re also doing extra scoops for free, and a vanilla coffee float made with home brew and a splash of soda.

After today, you'll have to part with some hard-earned money for that affogatto ($5.50) and float ($7). Hurry, before the fog comes in and it’s, uh, over! 

Sightglass Coffee, 270 Seventh St., (415) 861-1313.

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Peter Lawrence Kane

Peter Lawrence Kane is SF Weekly's Arts Editor. He has lived in San Francisco since 2008 and is two-thirds the way toward his goal of visiting all 59 national parks.


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