Sprudge Takes The Thermos Overnight Coffee Challenge With Ritual Coffee Roasters

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Working on the front lines of coffee journalism, one gets a fair amount of strange emails from publicists. Do I want to try bouillion-style cubes of coffee? Not really. Do I want to sample some "naturally caffeinated" fruit juice? Might take a pass on that. Do I want the Thermos corporation to, in a fit of truly inspired stunt-istry, overnight me a … [Read more...]

San Francisco: Saint Frank And Ritual To Host Three-Part Coffee Producer Series

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Saint Frank Coffee and Ritual Coffee Roasters are teaming up to present a series of events this week with coffee producers from Costa Rica, Colombia, and El Salvador. Tonight, April 29th, Saint Frank will host exporter Francisco Mena of Exclusive Coffees in Costa Rica along with producers from the Helsar micromill (pictured below with Ritual … [Read more...]

San Francisco: Say Hello To Saint Frank, Coming Soon To Russian Hill

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Kevin "Tex" Bohlin, a longtime Ritual Coffee Roasters barista and United States Barista Championship competitor, has signed the lease on a former nail salon in the Russian Hill neighborhood of San Francisco. His intent is to open "a specialty coffee bar and retailer focusing on relationally sourced coffees for a greater enjoyment of life from seed … [Read more...]

[Video] Official Trailer For “A Film About Coffee” Released

Filmmaker Brandon Loper has been working on a feature film about specialty coffee. We had the chance to meet Mr. Loper at our Cupping California event at SFMoMA in August, where he shot scenes of guests cupping a table of over forty different coffees from California roasters. The trailer for his film features Ritual Coffee Roaster's Eileen Hassi … [Read more...]