A flickr mixer, part II

After all that work in Clarion Alley, we made a pit stop at Four Barrel Coffee. I should’ve tried a cup, but I was too busy trying to take advantage of the lighting and snap some pics. Why do cafes always seem to have the best lighting? (Although my most favorite cafe — best coffee and lighting — still remains Blue Bottle, as you probably tell from my recent post from there.)

One more post after this with a few more final pics from the mixer.

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Four Barrel Coffee
375 Valencia
San Francisco, CA

Blue Bottle Cafe

My favorite coffee place, now. I can’t drink coffee straight, because it just tastes too strong and bitter. So when I ordered the New Orleans iced coffee, I was expecting that its combination of coffee + milk would be too strong without massive amounts of syrup, half and half, or chocolate. And yet it was smooth, mild, and so good. It didn’t need any cream or sugar or anything. This was like a paradigm shift for me.

Anyway, some pics I took on this trip last weekend in the San Francisco Blue Bottle location, including a shot of our friend DC (you’re now a star to my audience of two!):

The pour

Blue Bottle Coffee
66 Mint St
San Francisco, CA