San Francisco's favorite chain is hitting the big show, with plans to expand by 50% over the next year, according to TechCrunch.
The line at Philz is always long. No matter if you're going to the one on Shattuck in Berkeley, or closet sized shop in the Castro. And with their wares already available on Virgin America flights, it's kind of no surprise that they're expanding even more.
The last über popular, Bay Area chain to go big, La Boulange, was pretty disappointing for locals. Now we can only catch glimpses of what they once were, with gross, pastry-cased goods at every Starbucks everywhere. So hopefully, Philz will stay Philz. Because Philz is pretty delicious.
Talk about a strong cup of Joe! Italian authorities intercepted 130 grams of cocaine smuggled inside hundreds of hollowed-out coffee beans. The beans arrived from Colombia at Malpensa Airport where customs officers recognized the name of the recipient: Santino D’Antonio. That is the name of the mob boss in the movie John Wick: Chapter 2. […]
Crema is the red-brown foam that sits on top of a freshly made shot of espresso. But what is crema, actually, and how is it formed? Coffee expert James Hoffmann made this video to explain. He says that very early espresso machines did not produce crema. It wasn’t until the mid-twentieth century, when high-pressure espresso […]
Coffee YouTuber James Hoffman reviewed the 9Barista stovetop espresso machine. Here’s a half-section illustration from the 9Barista website so you can see what’s going on. It has two boilers, a heat sink, a coiled heat exchanger, and a spring-loaded valve: It’s available from the 9Barista espresso website for $385.
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It’s easy to be instantly dismissive about most Bluetooth speakers, especially small travel-sized units. Over the past few years, makers of every shape, size, and variety have started pounding out Bluetooth speakers, many barely able to sound much better than your smartphone speaker, let alone provide the bass and volume heft of legitimate portable speakers […]
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