It's a big year for high-grade iced coffee. Portland's big-and-getting-bigger Stumptown unleashed bottled "stubbies" of cold-brewed goodness in May. La Colombe followed suit in August with iced coffee encased in elegant containers, and Grady's large bottles of New Orleans Cold Brew showed up seem ... More >>
Photos by W. Blake GrayCoffee is such a personal thing. If I like cappuccino, you like drip coffee black, and Bill Cosby likes a triple-tall nonfat extra-hot no-foam latte (apparently true), we're not going to agree on what the best coffee shop is.
But I'm the guy with the pen keyboard soapb ... More >>
In the '80s coffee was funny ― Maxwell House, Yuban, Chock Full o'Nuts. They thought we were idiots. Perhaps we were: Only the best of us rejected the aluminum-tin allure of General Foods International Coffee. "It tastes like a candy cane dipped in Bosco!" gushed one com ... More >>
Yes, you sip it like tea. I first heard of the idea of a distinction between morning coffee and afternoon coffee a few years ago, when a barista at a Seattle coffee shop was describing the shop's array of beans on offer. The cafe's Central American and Indonesian beans, he told me, were straightf ... More >>
Blue Bottle Coffee Co.Rendering of Blue Bottle's proposed coffee trailer and its site in Dolores Park.Organizers of tonight's community meeting at Dolores Park Church to discuss Rec and Park's vendor plans for Dolores Park are finalizing the final agenda. And while representatives of would-be ... More >>
That's not stage makeup on Ben 'Pupi' Stewart's face...Mugger wants ballet dancer's iPhone. Gets bloody face instead.Ben 'Pupi' Stewart, a 5-foot-7, 140-pound dancer with the San Francisco Ballet, was about to become the next victim of an iPhone theft on BART. Instead, Pupi gave the dude a ballet ... More >>
Kyoto Sushi (1233 Van Ness at Sutter) is easy to miss, located as it is amidst the bustle of a busy traffic corridor. But a creative sushi menu is worth slowing down for. Take the Sunset ($11.95), a California roll topped with partially baked salmon, parmesan cheese, and garlic sa ... More >>
Since selling his world-famous film archive to the Library of Congress, Rick Prelinger's been busy saving 40,000 magazines, newspapers, and government documents from history's dustbin. He wants you to take a look.