Chromatic Coffee 3rd Anniversary

  I’ve known the folks at Chromatic since before it was Chromatic and grew up with a few of them. They are changing the South Bay coffee game in huge ways. If you haven’t gone to their store to try some of the Gamut or their signature anniversary Unicorn Pony Blend (as rare as the real deal), now is a great…

Crema Coffee Roasting Co

I was beyond disappointed with Crema on so many levels. As a disclaimer at the beginning of this article, please remember that this review is based off of opinion (though it is an experienced one). This is NOT definitive fact, so please visit their store and try for yourself. I do not want to hurt…

Dana Street Roasting Company

It is always exciting to hear about local roasters who maintain small-scale retail stores. In-house roasters are even better. Advertising your own roasting brings a lot of credibility and professionalism to a store. I can’t tell you how many times people have asked, “who is Lulu? Who does your roasting.” I proudly smile, “we do our own roasting.”…

Red Rock Coffee

Red Rock is a cool Four-Barrel affiliated shop in downtown Mountain View. I’ve had some really great Four Barrel espresso at other shops lately, so I was really excited when I heard these guys train up in San Francisco. It’s always fun to see how shops that source high-end coffee put their own spin on the…

Red Berry

My experience and Red Berry was incredibly mixed. Sad to say, they have closed their doors and are moving to a new location in the coming months. To maintain the integrity and mission of this site, I will not alter my critique in anyway. However, because of the incredible professionalism and honesty of the owner…