This past summer I spent a morning in San Francisco coffee shop hopping. The coffee train took me to 7th Street in the SoMa neighborhood and Sightglass Coffee. Who’s that guy with the camera in the windows reflection? 🙂
Upon entering I immediately noticed the wide open spaces. Sightglass is independent, non-chain and family owned. I was at what is soon to be known as their original location. They will soon open a cafe and roastery along 20th Street in the Mission. 🙂
The coffee of choice was the Kiawamururu, Kenya Pour Over. I chatted and shared some laughs with the barista while my coffee was hand crafted and came to life.
I passed by the cream & sugar stand long enough to grab a pic…
…and found a spot first by the coffee roaster. The seating was unique and non-uniform throughout.
I enjoy drinking the coffee straight. It had a candy-like sweetness and syrupy feel. Checkout all the bags of coffee beans in the background ready to be roasted. The coffee beans process is watched and followed closely all the way down to the farm level to make sure me and all the other coffee fanatics are getting a unique and beautiful cup of coffee.
I proceeded to enjoy the coffee deliciousness from the upstairs balcony as well.
There I am again shooting a picture of myself, though this time with the Sightglass Coffee pour over in hand! The shot is from in front of the unique bathroom sink and mirror which sits outside the unisex bathrooms on each side.
It was a great first experience at Sightglass Coffee with great coffee, service, conversation and atmosphere. I look forward to returning to the SoMa neighborhood again soon and also getting to the Mission.
What coffee shops in San Francisco would you recommend checking out?