San Francisco Bay Area Coffee Enthusiasts


San Francisco Bay Area Coffee Enthusiasts

For local specialty coffee enthusiasts in San Francisco, the East Bay, the South Bay, the North Bay and anywhere around the bay. Shop owners, baristas, enthusiasts, suppliers all welcome.

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Latest Activity: Sep 28, 2017

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a coffee shop not to work at or support

Started by Laurence. Last reply by Laurence Apr 21, 2009. 1 Reply

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Comment by illy Caffe San Francisco on October 19, 2016 at 7:27am

Hello everyone! I am new to this group and wanted to introduce myself. My name is Michelle and I work in the HR department at illy Caffe San Francisco. We have 5 locations in the financial district as well as 2 more Caffes opening on Montgomery St within the next month. Stop in and try our unique and delicious Italian coffee!

FYI- We are now hiring experienced Baristas, cooks, shift supervisors and store managers...If you are looking for a job or know anyone. Please contact me! 

Comment by Matias Zeledon on August 1, 2011 at 12:45pm

I would like to invite you to our Coffee Course, from Seed to Green in Dota/Costa Rica. 


The course is 7 days long, from Sunday to Saturday, and is totally hands on, you pick and mill your own coffee.


If you wish to read more about this opportunity, please click on the following link (NO visitor emails are collected):


I am always online to answer any questions you might have.




Comment by christopher myers on July 16, 2010 at 7:30pm
Hello Yay Area coffee enthusiasts. I'll try to keep this short. We're starting a worker owned cafe in South Berkeley, and we're pretty far along in our plans. We've got about 7 members and are looking for 2 or 3 more. We're called Alchemy Collective.

Us, in brief: Verve coffee, homemade syrups, chocolate sauce, and chai, interesting specialty drink menu (alchemists right?), good simple food menu, profit sharing, split manager tasks, cultural events (building a good size stage), brews on tap, barista training by Chris Baca (Yes, we're kind of going to be the best.)

want more info? Just ask. My internet is always open. so if you or someone you know wants to be an owner/barista at a revolutionary cafe, you know who to talk to. Or if you want to hook us up with any useful contacts in the area, by all means. Cheers.
Comment by Joseph Plaugher on June 14, 2009 at 12:25am
Arianna, I think Ritual Coffee Roasters in SF is good. I have yet to try them, but I hear they are good.
Comment by Nicki Cole on August 21, 2008 at 1:44pm
Hello San Francisco. My name is Nicki, and I'm conducting research at University of California, Santa Barbara. I'm studying ethical capitalism and coffee, and would like to talk with those of you who consider your business or your purchasing habits to be socially responsible, regardless of whether you are strict about it, or do it occasionally, or with certain products. Please drop me a line if you are interested in these topics.

Comment by Holly Josey on July 12, 2008 at 10:14am
Can you recommend some great coffee shops to visit while in San Francisco and Carmel? I will be there on business this coming week and would like to pop in for a visit. Thanks for any suggestions.
Comment by Tony Serrano on April 2, 2008 at 10:48pm
I was very enthused this last weekend at the WRBC. Having an event so worthy in the Bay was long overdue. Cheers!
Comment by Kerry Laird on March 22, 2008 at 9:51pm
Hi All,
Hope you will all be able to join us at next weekend's Western Regional Barista Competiton. We've got 16 roasters serving their best at the 4th Machine all weekend...check it out at

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