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The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee

Monday, November 18th, 2013
Blue Bottle Coffee

Blue Bottle Coffee

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The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee

I quite enjoyed The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee book.  I must admit one of my main reasons for checking out this book was for the Liege Waffle recipe, which is the waffle served at the San Francisco Ferry Building.  Although, I also happen to love Blue Bottle Coffee, so I figured the book would also impart some excellent coffee information.

The book gives a bit of history and background on the start of Blue Bottle Coffee, from a one-person kiosk at the farmers’ market, to the now present-day café and roasting locations.  Explanation on how beans are obtained and how roasts are developed give a bit more in depth information.  Overviews of various ways to brew coffee provide a great little tutorial, as well as various types of equipment, and a recipe to roast your own beans at home (which I have yet to actually try).

One of the most fascinating parts of the book for me was the coffee culture in Japan, with cafes hidden down alleys serving nel drip coffee and exquisite desserts.  It definitely made me want to book a trip to Japan to try the coffee.

The book concludes with two chapters on recipes — one chapter on breakfast and dessert recipes, and another chapter with recipes from chefs of favorite restaurants.

This is a great book to get in depth information on all things coffee, from bean growing and processing, to roasting, to various extraction methods, to food pairings.

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A Little French Breakfast

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012
A Little French Breakfast     ©Erin Gennow

A Little French Breakfast ©Erin Gennow

Here’s a cute, little print of an original hand-painted watercolor illustration. This illustration showcases a little French breakfast of coffee and a croissant at a cafe table.
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New Orleans Style Iced Coffee

Thursday, July 21st, 2011
New Orlean's Style Iced Coffee

New Orlean's Style Iced Coffee

New Orleans Style Iced Coffee

I found this recipe on the back of a postcard at Blue Bottle Coffee in the San Francisco Ferry Building.  It’s a refreshing, slightly sweet, slightly creamy iced coffee.  The chicory really adds a nice depth of flavor.
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Blue Bottle Coffee at SFMOMA

Monday, April 11th, 2011
Blue Bottle Coffee

Blue Bottle Coffee

Review – Blue Bottle Coffee at SFMOMA

This weekend we went to the SFMOMA (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art) mainly to catch one of the last weeks of How Wine Became Modern Design + Wine 1976 to Now, which was really cool.  Afterward we headed up to the fifth floor rooftop sculpture garden and café, which is a Blue Bottle Coffee café.
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Blue Bottle Coffee

Monday, February 14th, 2011
Blue Bottle Coffee Beans

Blue Bottle Coffee Beans

Review – Blue Bottle Coffee

I switched over to drinking mainly Blue Bottle Coffee about a year ago now.  The coffee is just so smooth.  With two roasters (one on each coast) and 7+ café locations (mainly in San Francisco), Blue Bottle Coffee is steadily increasing the availability of their coffee.  When I purchase beans from one of their cafes it is sold only in whole beans in half-pounds to keep quality and freshness.  Every time I’ve purchased a bag it’s been roasted within 2 days of purchase.
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