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Occasional bits of deliciousness from your friends at Blue Bottle.

How to Brew: AeroPress Edition

Apr. 19, 2016

You can stick with the basics and get a lot of mileage out of your AeroPress, but you can also experiment with tools and techniques for countless variations on your morning cup. Here are three ideas.

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​We’re Open at Coachella

Apr. 15, 2016

Did we ever think we would set up shop in the desert for some 200,000 guests? No, not even close.

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Blue Bottle Goes to the U.S. Coffee Championships

Apr. 14, 2016 - Story by Michael Phillips

Many shots were pulled, pitchers steamed, and miles traveled by our intrepid Blue Bottle baristas on their journey to the U.S. Coffee Championships.

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Solo Travel and the Foods We Love

Apr. 4, 2016

Hedy Macferran, Director of Culinary at Blue Bottle Coffee, shares her travel philosophy, the food she loves, and why she thinks everyone should take time to travel alone.

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Is Our Work in Coffee Ever Finished?

Mar. 31, 2016

A day ends at the stroke of midnight, but for many of us who labor over creative pursuits, it’s hard to say exactly when a project is finished.

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​Spring Compendium: Issue 01

Mar. 22, 2016 - Story by James Freeman

Proust, Trident gum, and finding solace in a “dumb” phone

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Our Journey to Road-Trip Ready Cold Brew

Mar. 14, 2016

Sometimes, we need to go down roads no one else will. And if you can do it with an iced coffee in hand, even better.

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5 Mistakes You Made Brewing Your Coffee This Morning

Mar. 11, 2016 - Story by Michael Phillips

Mornings are tough. There are no two ways about it.

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We're Opening in Culver City

Mar. 7, 2016

​Our newest cafe lives (somewhat improbably) at the crossroads of LA’s nostalgic automotive history and the contemporary LA metro. But, as Joan Didion said: “You have to pick the places you don’t walk away from.”

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To a 10-Year-Old Boy, the Future Is Cast in Steel

Feb. 23, 2016 - Story by James Freeman

To a boy hungry for the future, that car was everything—mystery, complexity, elegance, rarity, and urbanity. The car, even in pictures, reeked of promise for the coming years.

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Dogs of Blue Bottle: A Retrospective

Feb. 14, 2016

It all started with sweet Ivy, James’s pup and the very first #dogofbluebottle.

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How about Some Food with Your Coffee?

Feb. 10, 2016

We’re proud of our current offerings of small bites and easygoing breakfasts. Yet, we haven’t offered a seasonal menu that gives guests a complete culinary experience. Until now.

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Happy New Year from Blue Bottle

Jan. 5, 2016 - Story by Blue Bottle Staff

As we bade farewell to 2015, we asked a few Blue Bottlers to send us a list of the music that’s helping them usher in the New Year.

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Postcards from Guatemala

Dec. 28, 2015 - Story by Blue Bottle Staff

Raised just thirty miles from one another, the coffee of Santa Sofia and the cacao of Finca Chimelb have now found each other at last.

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An Impromptu Visit with Aida Batlle, Coffee Phenom

Dec. 23, 2015 - Story by Blue Bottle Staff

World-famous coffee producer Aida Batlle stops by for a visit at our W.C. Morse cafe in Oakland.

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