Now open on Rockaway Beach!May 29th, 2011
This Memorial Day weekend, we opened our little shed on Rockaway Beach! We are sharing it with Brooklyn’s delicious Caracas Arepa Bar. Find us at 106-01 Shore Front Parkway, Queens, or, in other words, right on the boardwalk at 106th Street – a beer-can’s throw from the Atlantic ocean. We’ll be open until Labor Day from 8-4 during the week, and 8-6 on weekends. We have a full espresso bar, individually prepared drip coffee, and lots of iced coffee. Possibly enough iced coffee.
Read this post from the New York Times to learn more about our distinguished neighbors – Rockaway Tacos, Robertas, The Meat Hook, Babycakes, and many more – serving up and down the boardwalk.
New compostable cups and lids at all locationsMarch 21st, 2011
Our new cups are super adorable, and lined with corn-starch derived film. They are compostable in all jurisdictions where we operate – SF, Oakland, and Brooklyn. More importantly, we’ve found compostable lids that don’t leak. Our previous lids were a significant part of our plastic landfill waste. So make sure you look for a green bin to toss your cups and lids. Or stick around! We love it when you order for here.
Kemgin coffee and dessert eventJanuary 24th, 2011
we had a great time making coffee and dessert in the cupping room for our Kemgin release. Keep your eyes out … we plan on doing these with new coffees every month or so.
Photos by Luz Elena Castro and Kaori Egami
Kemgin event at the Oakland Roastery 1/22January 19th, 2011
Please join us at our Oakland Roastery for an event celebrating Good Food Month’s Coffee Week. The event will feature three different preparations of our Good Food Award-winning Ethiopian Kemgin plus food pairings by Blue Bottle Coffee’s pastry chef, Caitlin Williams Freeman. Representatives from Blue Bottle Coffee will be on hand to discuss the Kemgin project and answer any and all questions about coffee and dessert
The ticket price includes 1/4 lb of Kemgin coffee beans.
2:00 pm and 3:30pm
One- Chemex preparation of Kemgin paired with
Warm frankinsense gingerbread with whipped salted butter
Two- Nel Drip of Kemgin paired with
Basket of beignets with rum caramel dipping sauce
Three- Slow, cold iced drip of Kemgin, Evian ice paired with
Salted candied pecans
a few pics of cafe hatou, tokyo, japanJanuary 19th, 2011
great day for coffee – January 15January 15th, 2011
So much great coffee this weekend! our Ethiopian Kemgin will be sampled with all the other Good Food Award – winning coffees at today’s Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market between 8-2. Free! Also our Kemgin will be available by the cup at our Ferry Building shop, and at our Roastery in Oakland. The Kemgin will be on Siphon at our shop on Mint Plaza. Also, we will have our favorites leading up to the Brazil Cup of Excellence auctions at the free public cupping at our roastery sunday January 16 and we’ll be serving the majestic Sulawesi Toarca Jaya Peaberry as an espresso on the La Marzocco Strada at our roastery in Oakland.
Good Food Award-winnersJanuary 14th, 2011
We are very excited that our Ethiopian Kemgin was one of the winners of the Good Food Awards. Keep your eyes out for a coffee event at the Webster Street Roastery on January 22 celebrating this great coffee. More updates soon.
New espresso machine comes to the Webster coffee barJanuary 3rd, 2011
We are very excited to be one of the first espresso bars in California to feature the beautiful La Marzocco Strada MP. This is La Marzocco’s first pressure profiling espresso machine and we love what it is letting us do to the coffee so far. Since we only pull single origin espresso at the Webster coffee bar, we thought that would be the perfect place to feature a Strada. There are so many possibilities with pressure profiling on the Strada we are really looking forward to delving deeply into our profiles. Apart from the pressure profiling, it’s a wonderful machine in a lot of other ways – shot timer, nice wide drip tray, ergonomic steam valve, etc etc. Please stop by and let us know what you think! Oh, and it looks super slick, also.
Certifiable!December 8th, 2010
We’ve been roasting organic coffee all this time, but we got our Webster Street roastery certified by the CCOF. So now there is third-party certification behind every bag of organic coffee we sell!
Barbara Fairchild/ Bon Appétit Desserts event at the roastery. November 10thNovember 7th, 2010
Join us for an intimate sit-down gathering with Barbara Fairchild, Editor-in-Chief of Bon Appétit Magazine and Bon Appétit Desserts: The Cookbook of All Things Sweet and Wonderful. Limited to 20 guests per seating, expect in-depth discussion of the desserts, anecdotes on Barbara’s pioneering career at Bon Appétit, and time to have your book signed. $75 Ticket price includes a copy of Bon Appétit Desserts and a half pound of coffee to bring home with you ($35 per ticket without book).
Blue Bottle Pastry Chef, Caitlin Williams Freeman, will be baking her favorite treats from this comprehensive new book (over 700 pages!) and pairing two special coffees with the pastries.
Coffee: Daterra Organic Reserve
Cookie plate: Pfeffernusse, Brown Butter Pecan Shortbread, Caramel Cookies and New England Molasses Gingerbread Cookies
Coffee: Sidamo Teramisa
Dessert: Pear Clafouti
Finishing with a Chocolate Cake with Fleur de Sel-Caramel Filling, made with the Daterra Organic Reserve.
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