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17ft Ceiling Espresso
Effulgent, caramelly, enveloping, nutty
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Roasts and ships on Monday, July 31st

Roasts and ships on Monday, July 31st

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About This Coffee

We developed this espresso blend for our cafe on Mint Plaza in downtown San Francisco. This is a pleasant, consistent espresso—enjoyable without being demanding—plump with unremarkable complexity. What is remarkable, however, is the sweet simplicity owing to the fact that we reverse-engineered a blue-collar Italian espresso blend (yes… robusta!) and substituted higher-end organic coffees. Our goal was a robust, crema-heavy, unpretentious coffee. If the Hayes Valley espresso can be like consuming a volume of In Search of Lost Time in liquid form, then the 17ft ceiling is like flipping through the New Yorker—edifying without being taxing. The baristas at the cafe updose massively, set the PID two or three degrees hotter than the Hayes Valley espresso (typically 202 F on the GB5), and pull leisurely, avuncular 35 second shots, often skipping the first few drops. Served with a water back, of course.


Brazil, Ethiopia, Guatemala, India

  • All of our blends (both the individual components and the blend itself) are tested weekly by our professional tasters to ensure quality and deliciousness.
  • For our whole bean coffee, 24 hours is the maximum time that could possibly pass between roasting our coffee in Oakland and shipping it to you. (It's usually even less.)
  • Cupping spoons and a practiced palate are the key instruments of our Quality Control team, who taste, evaluate, and refine our coffees every day.
  • Certified Organic by CCOF
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