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Why I Decided to Address My Coffee Codependency During The Pandemic

“Hi, my names Matt. And I’m a coffee addict.” I began noticing coffee had become more than just a morning ritual earlier this year. Steeping and steaming cup after cup of piping-hot, soil-colored gold in thee wee-hours of the morning had begun to lost its inherent sheen; the whole process, like the things around it, […]

Cold Rain and Hot Chocolate Go Hand-in-Hand with these four San Francisco Coffee Spots

Staying warm is the game and these cafe’s not only serve excellent brews but hot chocolates a grandma’s secret recipe could match. We recommend having it delivered to you or picking it up quick and hightailing it home. We think it goes without saying that we want to see our favorite spaces stay afloat and […]

Not Your Average Corner Cafe: How MudLab is Making Sustainability Accessible For All One Coffee at a Time

What happens when sustainability and coffee collide? Good question. We’ve pondered this as well. That brings us to MudLab, a non-profit and zero-waste, sustainable cafe perched on the edge of Lake Merritt with a “leave it better than you found it” attitude. The inventive duo behind it all—Vanessa Pope and Jill Holloway—are on a mission […]

Muuse Bringing Reusable to the Forefront of Sustainability

Four independent San Francisco coffee shops are the testing ground for the effort, which is ostensibly intended to reduce single-use packaging waste. Muuse, a coffee cup tech start-up, launches their app and reusable cup program around San Francisco. There has been an unspoken nuance of coffee culture for San Francisco and ultimately the Bay Area […]

The Bitter Fight For Decaf Coffee in San Francisco

As someone who is, unapologetically, pushed far away from caffeine—my heart condition doesn’t limit me from trying to quest out the other alternatives. But from where I stand, San Francisco has a vendetta against decaffeination and I’m dumbfounded. So what is my heart condition? Well, little is known about it but the most I can […]

Oat Milk: An Unsuspecting Answer to Climate Change

I can recall with embarrassing clarity the precise moment oat milk became my default preference. It was the first time I had it. Curious enough, my first encounter was not based off of the recommendation of some hipster barista at a coffee roaster, but by the insistence of a coworker who met me at a […]

Oakland Coffee is the Environmentally Friendly Solution to your Beloved K-Cups

It’s pretty evident that our demand for convenience is ruining the environment. The members of Green Day are here to change that. There are enough single use coffee pods sitting in landfills on this planet to wrap around the globe at least ten times. We get up for work, make a quick cup of coffee, […]

Coffee Like You Mean It: Mr. Espresso Celebrates 40 Years of Tradition

People get personal about their coffee. They do, and don’t try to argue otherwise. We know it, we see it, and we hear about it steadily in this city and beyond. The attachment we have with our morning brew is tangible. With the soaring market for coffee, however, its integrity and tradition seems to have […]

Off The Menu: A Community Coffee Space Caffeinates P.O.C in Oakland

Where life can breath a little deeper, the scent of roasted grounds at Hasta Muerte have arrived. Recently opened for business, this space is like no other in Oakland—a new Latinx-owned collective that raised over $35,000 on Kickstarter has made their new lease on life. “We are committed to nurturing community while serving the best […]

How I Became An Accidental Barista And Why I Loved It

Now that I know the difference between soy and rice milk, I’ll never make jokes about the two again. And just like our last “How I Became” story, I fell into this position out of friendship and a curiosity to try. For those who saw me, I was guest barista’ing for my friends over at […]

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