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New Year, New Adventures

On a long year full of things that have never been.

As Rainer Maria Rilke wrote over a century ago, “And now let us believe in a long year that is given to us, new, untouched, full of things that have never been, full of work that has never been done, full of tasks, claims, and demands."

As with every new year, we Blue Bottlers are looking ahead not just with hope, but with ambition. Aspiring to better ourselves, our communities, and our coffee rituals, we see 2019 as an opportunity and a promise for better (we also see our own responsibility in making those promises come true). 

As Rilke said of that long year: "And let us see that we learn to take it without letting fall too much of what it has to bestow upon those who demand of it necessary, serious, and great things.” 

Happy 2019 to our guests and friends. May your new year be a delicious one. 

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By Blue Bottle Staff

Published Dec. 31, 2018

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