Coffee Seasonality: Spring Sourcing
Spring. Flowers are blooming and the days are trending longer and warmer. Farmers market stalls are bursting with color and variety. For coffee lovers, spring is as good as it gets with exciting offerings coming in the next few months.
Sightglass Community: Mother's Day
We know Mother’s Day might still look a little different this year so we wanted to round up ways our partners in the community are celebrating, just in case you can’t make it into one of our cafes to see us.CONTINUE READING
First Batch Edition No. 10 - India, Ratnagiri Estate, Ashok Patre
Perched in the Western Ghats mountains of Southern India, coffee has flourished at Ratnagiri Estate since its start in 1927.CONTINUE READING
What is Espresso?
Espresso is very easy to love. Even if you rarely enjoy espresso on its own, chances are that you’ve tasted and enjoyed a cortado, cappuccino, latte, or mocha at some point. Espresso is a crucial ingredient for baristas because it adds intensity and complexity of flavor, without watering down a beverage. It can be a bit more challenging to perfect than other brew methods, but in the right hands it’s transcendent.CONTINUE READING
Which Coffee is Right for You?
We've put together a coffee field guide to single origins, blends and everything in between.CONTINUE READING
How To: Grind Adjustment
We've broken down the basics of grinding coffee so you can brew the perfect cup at home.CONTINUE READING
Welcome to Sightglass Los Angeles
After ten years as an exclusively San Francisco company, we’re opening the doors of our first Los Angeles flagship in Hollywood’s emerging Sycamore Media District.CONTINUE READING
Cup of Excellence Finalist: Finca Alcatraz
We’ve been buying coffee from Wilfredo since our very first trip to Colombia eight years ago.CONTINUE READING
Slow and Steady
Visiting Finca Salomé is a completely unique experience. For starters, there are kids everywhere. Virgilio and Salomé Reyes have more than 60 grandchildren and great-grandchildren living with them on their farm, and the kids are quick to pile in the...CONTINUE READING
New on Bar: Vanilla Paste Latte!
Frankly, we didn’t know if we were the “vanilla latte” types. Vanilla is the world’s most popular flavor, and a lot of its uses are a little, well… basic. But we don’t do basic at Sightglass. So when we decided...CONTINUE READING
Sweet and Clean: Our New Packaging
Do you remember when you were a kid and you got permission to rearrange your room, and you felt really proud of it, and you showed your parents and said “hey, that’s really nice,” and you thought, “new room, new...CONTINUE READING
Introducing: Sightglass Cold!
Until just a few years ago, coffee was hot. The steam, the nice thick mugs, the cozy vibes — when someone asked “You wanna grab a cup of coffee?,” you just knew it was going to be piping. Then coffee went cold....CONTINUE READING
Secret Knowledge: Roller Skating
“They’ve had skating beef for thirty years.” Learning to roller skate isn’t hard; it’s mostly about learning to push with the bottom of your feet and maintaining your balance. The trickier part is finding your place in a group of...CONTINUE READING
Secret Knowledge: Thriving in a Small Space
Next in our continuing series about the Secret Knowledge held by Sightglass employees is Sam Abbott, a barista at 7th Street and the Ferry Building Farmers Market. Tiny houses, #vanlife — living in small places is hot. Always one step...CONTINUE READING
Secret Knowledge: Tarot
“I’ve always just been interested in divination.” Divination, soothsaying, clairvoyance–all just different words to describe the universal human need to know what the hell is going to happen next. Juan Elias, coffee roaster extraordinaire, also reads tarot cards, one of...CONTINUE READING
Secret Knowledge: Tuvan Throat Singing
“First, you start purring like a lion,” says Chris Harris, a Coffee Educator & Account Manager at Sightglass. The art of Tuvan throat singing involves producing multiple tones simultaneously, including a low bass note like that of a big cat. Chris learned...CONTINUE READING
Do What Comes Natural
If you went over to Mother Nature’s yurt and she served you a cup of coffee, what do you think it would taste like? Probably really jammy and sweet, and a little wild in the very best way. (Her yurt would...CONTINUE READING
Yeah, We Made That
Ok, so that took a little longer than we thought. Back in the heady days of 2014, when we were still young and dangerous, we signed a lease on a former produce market on the corner of Divisadero and Page....CONTINUE READING
Our New Cow Buddies
A few years ago, we noticed that every cappuccino we tasted at our Ferry Building farmers market location had some quality that felt a little bit magic, something we couldn’t quite identify. So we went home and messed with all the...CONTINUE READING