Oakland + Coffee = A Love Story
on August 13, 2011
You’ve probably heard of our most famous local roaster, Blue Bottle Coffee. Check out these cool videos by Ye Tian and Carl Nasman: Oakland lines up for Blue Bottle Coffee
But have you heard of Alchemy Collective, our newest mobile coffee shop (and first worker-owned coffee cooperative)? Learn more with Nicole Jones’ story: Worker-owned coffee cooperative is brewing up big plans for business
Or how about Actual Cafe, the bike-friendly coffee shop that turns off the wireless for laptop-less weekends? Check out Shilanda Woolridge’s story: Actual Cafe in Golden Gate goes laptop free on the weekends
Or how about Remedy Coffee, where the baked goods are even more famous than the brew? Here’s Dara Kerr’s story: A scone revolution is baking up in Oakland
Have you stumbled upon Sub Rosa Coffee, a shop run by an artist and designed to be a quiet hideaway? S. Howard Bransford checked it out: Low-profile space is the muse for Temescal coffee purveyor
Spend the morning at an Oakland classic with Shannon Service: Mama’s Royal Cafe
Want to know where all those used coffee grounds are going? Some of them are being used to grow mushrooms! Watch Ye Tian’s video story: Oakland company grows mushrooms in recycled coffee grounds
And maybe we’re drinking too much of the stuff? Anrica Deb investigated whether 11 coffee shops on three blocks is testing the limit: College Avenue loads up on coffee
Are there other Oakland coffee shops or roasters we should be writing about? Let us know in the comments!
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