Snoop Dogg Invests In Philz Coffee To Help Spread The “High Pour” Nationwide

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San Francisco's Philz Coffee has raised $15 million dollars in a new round of funding, as reported by TechCrunch. SFist points out that Snoop Dogg is among the group of investors. Also worth noting that Jonah Hill and Jamie Kennedy are on the list. Philz Coffee, a San Francisco company, started in 2003 and is currently run by the founder's son … [Read more...]

Joyride Coffee Distributors Caffeinate The Tech Wave, From NYC To SF

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If coffee is a religion—the almighty bean its God, the crema-topped espresso its daily miracle, and the ever-proliferating specialty cafes of the world its churches, then Joyride Coffee Distributors is a merry band of missionaries, self-appointed with the task of spreading the good word to the heathens of office coffee culture. Started in 2011 … [Read more...]

Meet Our New Bay Area Correspondent, Noah Sanders

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As an update on internal doings at Sprudge, and following the announcement of Hengtee Lim as Sprudge.com's first-ever Tokyo Staff writer, today we've added another scribe to the fold: Noah Sanders will be joining Sprudge.com as our Bay Area staff writer, taking the place of Leif Haven, who's leaving us to pursue a Ph.D. and more creative … [Read more...]

7 Delightful Coffee Treats At San Francisco’s Ferry Building

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When I first set out to write a story chronicling the all of the riches of coffee-related foods in San Francisco's Ferry Building Marketplace, that grand arcade of high-end shops and fine purveyors, I imagined a 5-course meal foraged from a bounty of espresso-bean-encrusted treats, savory and sweet alike. A full-on culinary experience rife with … [Read more...]

Did This SF Cafe Destroy A Mission District Mural For A Walk Up Window?

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Lola Chavez of Mission Local reports that the 24th and Mission BART station area in San Francisco is getting a new cafe with a walk-up window. Chavez writes, "The place will be run by two brothers, according to their father who was at the site recently." One minor problem: the walk up window construction cut through one of the many vibrant … [Read more...]

Palace Of Fine Arts Hosts Good Food Awards Celebration In San Francisco

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Sprudge has covered the Good Food Awards for five years running now. We’ve happily followed them as they’ve grown alongside the food they’ve so fervently supported. We’ve even, for the last two years, been official media partners for the event, a role we see as especially important as quality coffee continues to rise in gastronomic esteem. The 2015 … [Read more...]

In San Francisco, Hearth Coffee Comes Home To The Castro

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The Castro has been considered the “gay neighborhood” of San Francisco since the early 1960s, the Castro still thrums with an energy and excitement built upon proudly queer roots. Today the Castro is crowded but friendly, composed and grown-up but still shot through with a solid streak of San Francisco’s oddball personality. In a city knee deep in … [Read more...]

Snowbird Coffee: “For The Dreamers” In San Francisco’s Inner Sunset

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In a town brimming over with new coffee shops, San Francisco’s Inner Sunset neighborhood has so far not seen much of the new wave. Eugene Kim and his team at Snowbird Coffee plan to change that with their newly opened cafe, in the old Drip'd Coffee Lab space. Snowbird Coffee is a dimly lit, low-ceilinged, cozy cave of a cafe tucked away beneath … [Read more...]

Here Are The 2015 Good Food Awards Coffee Finalists

This afternoon, the 2015 Good Food Awards finalists officially dropped. There were 206 finalists from 46 states across many different categories, from beer to cheese to charcuterie, and of course coffee. You can read more about the Good Food Awards and previous winners in our archive here. Without further ado, here are the twenty-three Good Food … [Read more...]

Build Outs Of Summer: Equator Coffees, San Francisco

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Despite what those scarf-clad leafsayers may think, we've still got a few technical weeks of summer left, and as such, we've still got a few more entries in our 2014 edition of Build Outs of Summer, a globetrotting series of early looks at new specialty coffee bars. The latest comes from San Francisco, a quaint, affordable town with a clean, … [Read more...]

Inside Wrecking Ball Coffee’s New Cow Hollow Cafe

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“We’re leaders in the coffee industry, so we’re pushing boundaries,” Nick Cho told Sprudge, during a visit to the brand new, soon-to-open flagship café for Wrecking Ball Coffee in the Cow Hollow neighborhood of San Francisco. Cho owns Wrecking Ball with his partner Trish Rothgeb, a noted coffee roaster credited with coining the term "Third Wave … [Read more...]

At The Interval In San Francisco: Fresh Coffee, Aged Spirits, And Contemplation of The Future

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This is The Interval. It's a beautiful bar and cafe in San Francisco. It's also a museum, library, and steampunk wonderland dedicated to fostering discussions of big concepts. “You can’t tell people to think long term. We want people to interact with a space and come to it however they want,” says Alexander Rose, Executive Director of the Long … [Read more...]

Sprudge At MAD: SF Chef Chris Cosentino Talks Coffee

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This is the first in a series of articles from Sprudge at the fourth annual MAD Symposium, looking at the growing crossover between food and coffee. MAD Symposium is a communal gathering of some of the world's leading chefs and gastronomy enthusiasts that took place this past weekend in Copenhagen. The worlds of high-end food and coffee are … [Read more...]

One Of The Best Video Stores On Earth Hosts A Ritual Coffee Pop-Up

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Next to the Ritual flagship café on Valencia Street in the Mission is Lost Weekend, one of the last remaining video stores in the city and really, one of the last few really good video rental stores in the country. While Ritual Coffee’s café is undergoing renovations this month, they are popping up a coffee service inside Lost Weekend. Lost … [Read more...]

20 Things That Verily Happened At CoffeeCon San Francisco

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Editors note: In late July we sent our Bay Area staff writer Leif Haven to CoffeeCon in San Francisco. During his time there, he tweeted: I feel like my heart might explode covering @CoffeeConEvent for @sprudge — leif (@leifhaven) July 26, 2014 This is his recap.   20. George Howell talked for two and a half hours. Some highlights … [Read more...]

Umami Mart: Japanese Design in Oakland and San Francisco

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Umami Mart is like an emissary from a parallel universe, where everything is gorgeous and well designed–even the instant ramen. Alongside hard-to-find Japanese foodstuffs, Umami Mart focuses on interesting, attractive kitchenware, barware, glassware, and coffeewares. Japanese products merge with Danish and Californian design, forming an aesthetic … [Read more...]