There’s a new coffee roaster open to SoMa, Eater reports, called SEXTANT COFFEE ROASTERS. Kinani Ahmed—who also owns Jebena Coffee and hookah bar Nile Cafe—is the owner, and he has a roaster in the back of the shop where he’ll do all the roasting. For now, he’s only using Ethiopian beans, though Brazilian ones might make an appearance in the future. There is also a back patio, and pastries are coming soon. In the meantime, it’s all about espresso and drip coffee. Hours are daily 8am-4pm, though expanded hours are coming soon. 1415 Folsom St. at 10th St., 415-355-1415.
RAINBOW GROCERY is adding a new outdoor café to their exterior, according to The Bold Italic. It’s moving into the corner of their lot, to the right of the garden area, at 13th Street and Folsom. They’ve been working with Stumptown on the coffee, right down to which machine to use, and are planning to offer a variety of small-batch, organic, and ethically produced beans, as well as tea from their bulk section. The opening is set for July. 1745 Folsom St. at 13th St., 415-863-0620.
The interior at Sextant. Photo from Facebook.