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Hayes Valley Espresso

Whole Bean Espresso

Our darkest espresso was developed for our first brick-and-mortar, a friend’s garage tucked away in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley. Today we serve Hayes Valley espresso in all of our cafes. Lower-toned and minimally bright, a straight shot has voluptuous tawny crema and formidable viscosity. Milk adds romance to Hayes’ brooding aspects, amplifying chocolate notes and adding a smooth, rounded touch.

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Flavor Profile

Baking Chocolate, Orange Zest, Brown Sugar

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An espresso on a stack of saucers.

Blend Story

Hayes Valley Espresso

The enduring affection for this espresso—the darkest coffee on our menu—has everything to do with how we roast it. Organic coffees from the Americas are taken to the very edge of darkness over slow, low heat. The longer roasting time gives us the control we need to develop pungent flavors and supreme sweetness without compromising body.

Roasting Profile

Small Batch Coffee, Fresh-Roasted Daily to Order

We employ the Japanese notion of Kaizen in our roasting practice. This idea of “good change” or “continuous improvement” drives our team to keep daily records of their tastings, always chasing better, more delicious, more consistent coffees.

We roast small batches on Loring machines around the world, so our coffee tastes not only luminous, but reliably consistent, from Tokyo to New York.

Coffee beans being roasted.