When Andrew Barnett talks about coffee, he talks about the stuff of his dreams. He's an espresso lover of olympic proportions, and he's been a fixture in the coffee scene for decades. His new project, Linea Caffe, is slated to open this week in the Mission, in partnership with Anthony Myint of Missi ... More >>
Nestled among the vintage stores and tie-dye of the Upper Haight is a new food nerd-friendly destination with a unique culinary purpose: to let you taste all of the inventory. Operating initially as an online wholesaler and broker of gourmet and specialty products, Buyer's Best Friend Wholesale an ... More >>
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 >>
In an effort to chart the ever-expanding specialty coffee scene in the Bay Area, we've been engaging a selection of local coffee personalities to pick their brains about why coffee and why now. Today we talk with Andrew Barnett of Ecco Caffe. As a coffee aficionado and a thirty year vet ... More >>
Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media.1. No more food pyramid. After several years and $2 million in research, the USDA released its new nutrition graphic last week to replace the much-maligned food pyramid, and the com ... More >>
If you're going to spend top dollar for your fancy java, there might as well be some perks thrown in (pun intended). Four Barrel Coffee, open for four months on Valencia in the Mission, boasts a huge room with a lofty ceiling featuring beautiful exposed beams. The vast space is adorned with sculptur ... More >>
One-half of the Ruins is in search of a bassist; Portland's Man of the Year plans a nose-hooking.