Blue Bottle Coffee Co.
What Stumptown Coffee is to Portland, Bluebottle Coffee is to the Bay Area. The Bluebottle Coffee Co. is a local coffee bean roastery that deals in organic coffee beans from around the world. They roast fresh from Oakland in small batches and only sell beans to customers that have been roasted in the past 48 hours or less (talk about fresh). While Stumptown has a number of coffee houses, Bluebottle almost exclusively sticks to roasting. They have a number of different blends with names like Chiapas, Three Africans, Jasmine Estate, Giant Steps, all which are described on their website in deliciously mind-numbing sensory details. As someone who used to describe coffee as burnt water, I gladly wait in line to get my fix.