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Celebrating the art and science of coffee


Dogs of Blue Bottle: A Retrospective

Feb. 14, 2016

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


The World of Barista Competitions

Dec. 18, 2015 - Story by Michael Phillips

At Blue Bottle, we’re currently in the midst of our In-House Barista Competitions, and the excitement has been building region to region.


Stepping Away From Wholesale

Jun. 22, 2015 - Story by Blue Bottle Staff

In order to craft increasingly delicious coffee, we sometimes have to make difficult, even impractical, decisions.


Celebrating 11 Years of Farmers Markets

May. 4, 2015 - Story by Blue Bottle Staff

A Bittersweet Commemoration


Introducing Cupping Room Sessions: Luluc

Mar. 3, 2015 - Story by Blue Bottle Staff

A team effort with our friends from Sub Pop Records


The Perfect Solution

Feb. 26, 2015 - Story by Blue Bottle Staff

Ready-to-brew coffee that's so fresh, you'll swear you ground it yourself.


Happy Tenth Anniversary at the Kiosk!

Jan. 23, 2015 - Story by Blue Bottle Staff

Ten years on, our Hayes Valley Kiosk means more to us than ever.


We Have a Winner!

Jan. 12, 2015 - Story by Blue Bottle Staff

Our Ethiopia Sidama Homacho Waeno was selected as a 2015 Good Food Awards winner.


Tiptoeing Toward Scales

May. 21, 2014 - Story by Tony Konecny

Weighing your options for precision in the kitchen


Ketiara Calling

May. 14, 2014 - Story by ryan brown

Ryan talks to Blue Bottle coffee buyer Stephen Vick about his trip to the Ketiara Cooperative and the challenges and opportunities of Sumatra.


Brewing Perfection

May. 5, 2014 - Story by Tony Konecny

Is there transcendence to be found in the endless tinkering that characterizes contemporary coffee culture, or are we chasing the wrong things?

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