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Interviews with experts.


An Inside Look at Barista Competitions

Aug. 16, 2018 - Story by Blue Bottle Staff

Mallory Roth on the merits of calibration, curiosity, and community


What Happens to Our Old Coffee Grounds?

Apr. 20, 2018 - Story by Blue Bottle Staff

This Earth Day, we're sharing the love.


Coffee & Conversation

Feb. 28, 2018 - Story by Blue Bottle Staff

Marcelo Pereira helps farmers all over the world connect to the specialty market.


Coffee & Conversation: Mokhtar Alkhanshali

Jan. 30, 2018 - Story by Blue Bottle Staff

Port of Mokha's founder talks coffee, Yemen, and generosity


Every Coffee Needs a Beautiful Cup

Dec. 6, 2017 - Story by Blue Bottle Staff

In the studio with Yumiko Iihoshi


Designing Our World Trade Center Cafe

Sep. 15, 2017 - Story by Blue Bottle Staff

A place of memory and refuge


Flowers of Blue Bottle

May. 26, 2017 - Story by Blue Bottle Staff

The florists who make our cafes beautiful


Celebrating Two Years in Tokyo

May. 22, 2017 - Story by Blue Bottle Staff

Blue Bottle finds a place in Japan's famed coffee culture


Do You Need a Scale to Make Coffee?

Feb. 27, 2017 - Story by Blue Bottle Staff

QC Specialist Kelly Sanchez says—for a consistently better cup of coffee—the answer is yes


Brewing with AeroPress: Pro-Tips from Kelly Sanchez

Dec. 30, 2016 - Story by Blue Bottle Staff

One thing we learned? AeroPress and Perfectly Ground make a great team.


One Day with Our Green Coffee Coordinator

Aug. 29, 2016 - Story by Blue Bottle Staff

It's part of our mission at Blue Bottle Coffee to cup every sample we receive. It’s the job of Carly Getz, our Green Coffee Coordinator, to help us make sure we do.


At Home with Joe Pugliese and Claressinka Anderson

Jul. 18, 2016 - Story by Blue Bottle Staff

A curator and a photographer, at home with Blue Bottle Coffee in Santa Monica.


At Home with Carissa Potter & Leah Rosenberg

May. 9, 2016

On a sunny Tuesday morning, printmaker Carissa Potter and painter-baker Leah Rosenberg get together in Carissa’s Oakland kitchen and studio to discuss their creative collaboration This, That, & Hours in the Sun.


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.


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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