Blue Bottle Coffee Company is a coffee roaster and retailer headquartered in Oakland, California. It is considered a major player in third wave coffee. The company focuses on single-origin beans which are roasted no more than 48 hours prior to brewing.

They are notable for their dedication to coffee preparation, as expressed in their extensive brewing guides. They make each cup of coffee by hand, which means it’s never stale and really tasty.

Their original location is has no seating except for the small wooden bench outside. The establishment is about 10 by 10 feet and is more of a kiosk than a full store. For owner James Freeman, Blue Bottle is “all about the coffee” and not “wifi or comfy couches.”

The company has since expanded to other area including San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Brooklyn and Japan.


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