Best Coffee San Francisco 2006 - Ritual Coffee Roasters
San Francisco, CA 94110
The Pacific Northwest does have some of the best coffee in the country (aside from the dirt dripped out of Starbucks), but that's no reason to drink 7-Eleven lattes here. Ritual Coffee Roasters uses beans from Stumptown of Portland, Ore., in its blends, making for a creamy, thick espresso that'll pick you up like a shot of adrenaline. The Mission District caffeine hub also takes care to present its drinks as works of art, each cappuccino displaying a distinct leaf pattern in its foam. Sure, word spread about this place long ago, and Ritual has lived up to its name for more than a few customers, but the taste of its beverages makes it tough to go anywhere less discriminating.