Coffee Culture, Counties, Drink It, North Bay, Regions, Sonoma County

Yo El Rey Coffee

Off a side street in this spa-seeking tourist destination town sits Yo el Rey Roasting company.  Boasting itself as Napa Valley's best cup of coffee.  I can attest that pour overs here are solid.     Yo el Rey Roasting 1217 Washington Street,...

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Coffee Culture, Counties, Drink It, Outer Bay, Regions, Reviews

Temple Coffee Roasters

Man bun - check. Quicky glasses - check Intimidatingly named coffee beans - check Welcoming baristas - double-check In a room paved with over 500,000 pennies, Temple Coffee is a millennial mecca inside a section of Midtown Sacramento that screams...

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Coffee Culture, Counties, Drink It, North Bay, Regions, Sonoma County

Flying Goat Coffee

This week's cup takes us to a city where Charles M. Schultz is iconic.  His Peanuts characters are on almost every street corner of this Santa Rosa's quaint downtown area.  At the end of the famed 4th Street, we...

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Coffee Culture, Counties, Drink It, Regions, San Francisco, San Francisco County

Javva The Hutt

This week's cup takes me to a place that's near and dear to my heart and a mere 50 steps from my desk.  Its not really a cafe, rather its a coffee walk-up.  It powers the minds (and hearts)...

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Eat It, Recipes

Baguette French Toast

Inspired by a meal that I once had  at Curbside Cafe in San Francisco, I woke up one Sunday morning craving baguette french toast. Instead of driving all the way to The City, I conveniently had most of the...

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March 16, 2015

KCBS Foodie Chap With Chef Bruno Tison & Winemaker Scott McLeod

The KCBS Foodie Chap, Liam Mayclem met w/ Chef Tison & McLeod at Fairmont Mission Inn recently for a Foodie Chap chat...
August 3, 2012

Food Truck Fridays: ‘Naked Chorizo’

This week, Marcus D. takes you to San Francisco’s latest food truck hang out, SOMA StrEAT Food Park on 11th and Division Streets.


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December 31, 2015

52 Cup Challenge

52 weeks in a year and 52 independent coffee shops I've personally selected to visit and enjoy throughout 2016. ...
January 3, 2016

Napa Valley Roasting Company

The Beginning. Located on the corner of 1st and Main Street in Downtown Napa sits the Napa Valley Roasting Company. My coffee shop journey starts here. Hubs, a friend and I just finished lunch...
January 3, 2016

Barking Dog Roasters

The Dog's menu features a variety of iced and hot espresso drinks as well as a spectrum of smoothie options.  I'm curious to try their clever dripper, might be a clever name for their pour over coffee.
January 14, 2016

States Coffee and Mercantile

Today’s cup of coffee brings us to the sleepy town of Martinez, California. According to the weathercasters the Bay Area is experiencing El Nino storm front #3. The rain has transformed this bay front town into Portland, Oregon where we take shelter in States Coffee and Mercantile. ...
January 25, 2016

Sightglass Coffee

According to Wikipedia, "A techie is a a person considered an expert in or enthusiastic about technology, especially computing." In more recent years a "techie" has become synonymous with more sinister names that like gentrification, that keep eating away at the landscape a at what makes San Francisco its own unique vacation destination.  But what is it about techies that native San Franciscans loathe so much? ...

About Rochelle

I’m a San Francisco Bay Area native with a 2016 challenge. I’m challenging myself to traverse around California and visit 52 independent coffee shops and roasters to seek out what makes their brick and mortar special and unique within their communities. Read more...