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Hayes Valley Espresso

Organic Whole Bean Espresso

A consistent guest favorite: the foundation of our cafe espresso drinks and a best seller for whole bean coffee. Sip it straight to appreciate the voluptuous tawny crema and impressive viscosity. Add milk to soften its brooding aspects for a sweeter yet assertive drink.

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Flavor Profile

Baking Chocolate, Orange Zest, Brown Sugar

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    100% on a scale from Floral/ Fruity to Dark Chocolate
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An espresso on a stack of saucers.

Blend Story

Hayes Valley Espresso

We developed this espresso for our first brick-and-mortar, a friend’s garage tucked away in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley. Today, it’s a consistent guest favorite: the foundation of our cafe espresso drinks and a best seller for whole bean coffee.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.