Coffee

12 May 2020

From The Bay to Palestine & Back, How Grand Coffee Became a Mission Staple

East Bay to Palestine, Palestine to San Francisco: How Nabeel Silmi built a coffee staple in the San Francisco Mission.

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03 Apr 2020

If you Love The Center of SF, It Could Use Your Help

A message from The Center in the Lower Haight, SF Via – The Center SF Family: Dearest Community Members, I hope this message finds you well and safe in this very strange time. First of all, from the bottom of our hearts — Thank you for being part of our

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30 Jan 2020

Zazie Sold to Its Employees, What a Great Restaurant Story

OFF MENU IS SPONSORED BY BENDER’S BECAUSE THEY ARE BADASS. DROP BY AND MAKE SOME BAD DECISIONS WITH SOME GOOD PEOPLE! In a year full of restaurant closures in San Francisco, it’s nice to hear about a beloved Cole Valley bistro making its employees, owners. Zazie, Cole Valley’s fine french foodery has been

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12 Mar 2019

SF’s New Vietnamese Coffee Pop-Up, Kasama Cà Phê

Have you ever tried high-quality, Southeast Asian-grown coffee?  We’re all familiar with the Bay Area’s abundance of third wave coffee roasters and cafes, but it’s time to get to know a new coffee pop-up, Kasama Cà Phê.  Kasama Cà Phê is a cafe concept that’s all about sharing Southeast Asian

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11 Oct 2018

The Advantages of Being a Barista VS. a Bartender

I miss being a barista. There are times when I’m standing in line at my local coffee shop and I feel that dull pang of jealousy while I watch the busy bees behind the espresso bar slam pitchers and gallons of milk around with purpose and gusto, trading jokes and stiletto-sharp snark that only they can hear over the whoosh and screech of the steam wands

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11 Oct 2018

What in the World is Kava & Where You Can Find it

Kava is a drink made from grinding up the lateral roots and stump of the Piper Methysticum plant, or the “Mystical Pepper” as it’s colloquially known in places like Fiji and Samoa. And now it’s in SF and Berkeley

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27 Sep 2018

Exploring the Innovative & Intriguing Oakland Coffee Scene

The Oakland Coffee scene is booming these days, there over 2,300 coffee shops and over coffee 17 roasters in the city now, and the scene is super diverse and interesting too.  So much so that Visit Oakland started interviewing the city’s coffee roasters and baristas to shed light on all the

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09 Apr 2018

Hey, Cookie Now Has an Actual Cafe!

OFF MENU IS SPONSORED BY BENDER’S BECAUSE THEY ARE BADASS. DROP BY AND MAKE SOME BAD DECISIONS WITH SOME GOOD PEOPLE! You’ve been there before. It’s a nice sunny day, you’re sitting on a blanket in Dolores Park, a little stoned, a little drunk, having a groovy ol’ time. All of a sudden

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