Best Coffee San Francisco 2006 - Ritual Coffee Roasters
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.