Frou-frou coffee is a Pacific Northwest hallmark, and Blue Bottle is a boutique bearer of this dark, addictive liquid. The company roasts its shade-grown, organic beans on vintage 1950s German roasters and brews them within 48-hours—lest the beans’ precious peak-flavor be minimized over intervening days. Blue Bottle operates its own Oakland-based, restored brick-warehouse roastery—an elite-coffee crown-jewel if there ever was one.
Take a repast at Blue Bottle’s Ferry Building location, choosing between its outdoor kiosk or indoor cafe, both of which are tucked among the Embarcadero’s year-round, high-end farmers’ market shops. Your perfectly foamed latte—steamed with ethically-produced, locally-sourced dairy—will complement any of the scrumptious Belgian-style waffles or double-chocolate Recchiuti cookies on selection.