#ElCafeDe2013 Coffee tip of the week: Planning the Java!

I’ll be returning to the Bay Area in California next week on an extended visit, part business, part personal. Some time in San Francisco will be had. There will be some coffee consumption and coffee shop exploration of course. This leads me to…

Tip #18: …planning the Java!

I’ve been to San Francisco many times, but have only really experienced the coffee scene during the last visit or two. I have been busy reaching out on Twitter and asking friends for recommendations.

Been checking out the trusty Google Maps to find out which places are closest to each other. It doesn’t come any closer than that of Ritual Coffee Roasters and the Blue Bottle Coffee Kiosk in the Hayes Valley neighborhood!

My roaming will include returning to places that I have fallen in love with. Hi Four Barrel Coffee.

Four Barrel Coffee - San Francisco, California coffeehouse

A summarization of where I want my feet to take me:

  • Four Barrel Coffee in the Mission District
  • Blue Bottle Coffee Kiosk in Hayes Valley
  • Blue Bottle Coffee at the Ferry Building Marketplace
  • Ritual Coffee Roasters Coffee Cart in Hayes Valley
  • Sightglass Coffee in SoMa (South of Market).
  • The Mill in Alamo Square
  • farm:table in Nob Hill
  • The Buena Vista Cafe around Fisherman’s Wharf

What it looks like within Google Maps.

Some coffee fun will soon commence. I’m sure there will be some places I don’t make it to and some hidden gems that I’ll run into randomly while exploring. That’s all in the fun of traveling! Planning the Java is giving me goosebumps and it will help to make sure I don’t forget any of the places I want to get to. Hope to see you all out on the open caffeinated road!

Do you like to map out a plan of attack before traveling? Any recommended apps to do so? Any non-chain coffee shops and/or café recommendations in San Francisco and the Bay Area?

4 responses to “#ElCafeDe2013 Coffee tip of the week: Planning the Java!

  1. My husband swears by Bicycle Coffee, a local brand. We usually get them at our local farmers market in the East Bay, but I’m sure they show up in markets in the city.

  2. I’ve walked by Blue Bottle at the Ferry Building many times, but didn’t stop in. It has been haunting me since… Have a great time on your trip, Aaron! I look forward to your coffee posts, SF-style. 😀

    • Thanks Pola! I didn’t grab a coffee when I walked past there last. Need to make up for that this time! 🙂 Hope you have another chance too. To coffee!

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