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The Roast With The Most: Talking Shop With Coffee Review

The Roast With The Most: Talking Shop With Coffee Review

| January 21, 2015 | 1 Comment

Discussing trends, best buys, and slurping with the obsessives behind Coffee Review.

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A Tempting Tour of Turkish Delights through Culinary Backstreets

A Tempting Tour of Turkish Delights through Culinary Backstreets

| January 16, 2015 | 3 Comments

Are you a food-focused traveler who would rather forgo famous eating establishments to frequent a bevy of beloved local spots, then Culinary Backstreets is your best new travel buddy.

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No More Gift Cards: 10 Local Food Gifts For Your Holiday Season

No More Gift Cards: 10 Local Food Gifts For Your Holiday Season

| December 12, 2014 | 2 Comments

Surprise everyone on your list with picks from this collection of local, delicious gift ideas, from cheesemaking classes to custom tea blends.

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Matcha: Silky and Smooth, It’s Not Just for Tea Ceremonies Anymore

Matcha: Silky and Smooth, It’s Not Just for Tea Ceremonies Anymore

| November 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Japanese tea-ceremony staple for centuries, antioxiant- and umami-rich matcha is spurring a new wave of geekdom.

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Catahoula’s Kaffeegarten: “High-End Coffee at a Moderate Price” Opening in Berkeley’s SoFo

Catahoula’s Kaffeegarten: “High-End Coffee at a Moderate Price” Opening in Berkeley’s SoFo

| September 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

The Richmond-based artisanal roaster is all about “high-end coffee at a moderate price,” but takes its mission further: “We are about bringing people together and community. Not the ‘Third Community’ liquid culture of Starbucks, but an authentically local flavor where people from all walks of life…gather.”

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Barista Secrets: 3 Tips For A Better At-Home Cup

Barista Secrets: 3 Tips For A Better At-Home Cup

| September 4, 2014 | 18 Comments

You’ve bought a French press, $50 burr grinder, and coffee from your favorite local roaster—so why doesn’t your coffee made at home taste as good as it does in their stores?

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VeloBrews Cafe and Cycling Community Center Now Open in Bayview

VeloBrews Cafe and Cycling Community Center Now Open in Bayview

| July 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

Need some caffeine or some new cycling gear? Jennifer Leeper and Ross Del Duca recently opened a cafe and bike shop to serve their community in Bayview.

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What It Takes To Make A Decent Cup Of Coffee In Space

What It Takes To Make A Decent Cup Of Coffee In Space

| July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Italian engineers say they’ve finally come up with a way to brew espresso on the ISS so astronauts can ditch the instant coffee. We asked: What’s so hard about making coffee in space? Answer: A lot.

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Finally! A Decent Espresso On The International Space Station

Finally! A Decent Espresso On The International Space Station

| June 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

An Italian aerospace firm, in conjunction with coffee company Lavazza and the Italian space agency, have jointly developed a system for producing zero-G espresso.

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Coloso Coffee: A Colossal Caffeinated Experience in a Tiny Uptown Oakland Space

Coloso Coffee: A Colossal Caffeinated Experience in a Tiny Uptown Oakland Space

| June 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

New establishments keep popping up in Oakland’s Uptown neighborhood, and Coloso Coffee is another recent addition that’s just joined the diverse coffee scene. Coloso, which translates to “colossal” in Spanish, is a cheeky reference to the shop’s petite 370-square-foot space.

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Double Trouble for Coffee: Drought and Disease Send Prices Up

Double Trouble for Coffee: Drought and Disease Send Prices Up

| May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Coffee prices have spiked this year because of drought in Brazil and a disease that’s crippling coffee production in parts of Central America. Coffee traders says prices could rise to $3 a pound.

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Bay Area Bites’ Downtown San Francisco Restaurant Guide for Visitors

Bay Area Bites’ Downtown San Francisco Restaurant Guide for Visitors

| May 9, 2014 | 2 Comments

Looking for places to take out-of-town guests or want to know where to eat in San Francisco when you visit? Use our guide to downtown to find classic places or tasty, lesser-known treats.

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Newcomer Kilovolt Coffee Lights Up West Oakland

Newcomer Kilovolt Coffee Lights Up West Oakland

| May 5, 2014 | 1 Comment

Food and drink establishments are slowly popping up in West Oakland, and Kilovolt Coffee is the latest welcome addition to the neighborhood.

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Cruising for Caffeine: 4th Annual Coffee Ride

Cruising for Caffeine: 4th Annual Coffee Ride

| April 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

When the calendar rolls around to April, it means it’s time for me and my cycling co-conspirator, Pamela Palma, to lead another caffeine-fueled ride! We’ve alternated in the past between San Francisco and the East Bay, and this year it was the latter’s turn to host our adventure.

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