Blue Bottle Coffee

blue bottle coffee stand

I have been so addicted to Blue Bottle Coffee lately. Every time I go to the Farmer’s Market at the Ferry Building, I have to get a cup of their chocolately smooth drip coffee. Blue Bottle Coffee tastes like no other coffee because the beans are freshly roasted in small batches. The beans are dark roasted, yet the coffee doesn’t have a burnt taste like other dark roasted coffees.

blue bottle drip

If you get drip coffee, the coffee is manually dripped (above) through a porcelain coffee filter. Freshly ground coffee is placed in a paper filter within the porcelain coffee filter. Hot water is poured on the coffee grounds, letting the coffee drip through.

I have also tried their rich and smooth mocha. I’m guessing they use Scharffen Berger Cocoa Powder because the cocoa has a soft, subtle taste. And Scharffen Berger is located inside the Ferry Building.

The drip coffee is amazing. If you go to the Saturday Farmer’s Market at the Ferry Building, be prepared to wait for at least 10 minutes for your Blue Bottle Coffee. If you go on a weekday, the wait is much shorter.

They have 2 Blue Bottle Coffee carts located outside of the Ferry Building on Saturdays. Blue Bottle recently opened a storefront inside the Ferry Building as well.

At $4.50 for the cafe mocha, I decided to buy my own bag of Blue Bottle espresso beans which are only $7 – $7.50 for half a pound. I like to brew my own mocha at home. The person at Blue Bottle Coffee recommended their sinfully rich, Hayes Valley espresso for brewing on my stovetop moka pot. I have been using the Forever Espresso Maker and love it! It’s really easy to brew your own espresso without a complicated espresso machine.

I also use the Nespresso Aeroccino to perfectly and easily froth my milk. For mocha, I add Green and Black’s organic cocoa powder. I spent last month perfecting my Blue Bottle mocha… so delicious and rewarding! I will share the recipe in a future post.

Blue Bottle Coffee
Ferry Building Marketplace
One Ferry Building
San Francisco, California 94111

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2 Responses to Blue Bottle Coffee

  1. Justin Mar says:

    Great post Fanny! I love Blue Bottle as well!

    Instead of waiting in the long lines….this is what I do!

    Blue Bottle sells their very own porcelain drip with their logo for the same price of $16. Porcelain retains heat better than a $2 plastic drip. I buy their varieties of coffee beans from their kiosks or from their roasting facililty in Oakland (since I live in the east bay) for $7-$8 for a 1/2 pound bag. I had to invest in a really good conical burr grinder since they don’t grind the beans for you. I don’t advise using $20 spinning blade grinder. The really “covert” way is to sneak into your local grocery store and use their grinder. :)

    Voila! Blue Bottle drip coffee in your home for a fraction of the cost! Denpending on how strong you like your coffee, one 1/2 pound bag of coffee can last me a week before the beans bad.

  2. Fanny says:

    I like your covert way of grinding. LOL. I bought a grinder for $15. I don’t have a burr grinder but the coffee still tastes good. You can get grinders for cheap at Ross or Marshall’s.

    Yes, Blue Bottle coffee at home is the way to go. No lines. Supreme coffee when you want it. I want a porcelain drip too. Sigh! But I’m into mocha at the moment.

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