Everyone is talking about ramen, and there’s a ramen shop in almost every East Bay neighborhood. But what about all the other delicious Asian soups out there with the same soul-warming potential? Here are ten soups (at eight venues) you might not have thought of.
A Japanese tea-ceremony staple for centuries, antioxiant- and umami-rich matcha is spurring a new wave of geekdom.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s the holy grail of the coffee world: a grinder that optimizes flavor from every bean. An Idaho couple has spent years perfecting a hand-cranked machine that’s as good as much pricier models.
The California university is already famous for its wine and beer programs. Coffee seemed like a natural next step. It’s new Coffee Center aims to break down the science behind the perfect cup of Joe.