Sightglass just keeps on growing: in spring of 2016, they will be opening a new coffee bar on the SFMOMA’s third floor, just next to the John and Lisa Pritzker Center for Photography. (Blue Bottle was the previous SFMOMA partner.)
Across the Bay in Emeryville, Counter Culture Coffee has opened their first roastery outside of their North Carolina HQ, which means the West Coast is going to be getting some extremely fresh and more eco-friendly locally roasted coffee (you can find their coffee at Coffee Cultures, Stanza, and Modern Coffee). While there isn’t a coffee bar where you can hang out, there are a couple of ways you can check out the facility. There are free tastings every Friday morning called Tastings@Ten that are open to the public (followed by a tour), plus coffee education classes and hands-on training (like “Milk Mechanics”) for both pros and coffee home fanatics through their Counter Intelligence program. 1329 64th Street, Emeryville.
The new Counter Culture Coffee center in Emeryville. Photo: © Christy Baugh courtesy Counter Culture Coffee.