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A New Blue Bottle

January 23rd, 2008

San Francisco coffee freaks rejoice: a new Blue Bottle cafe opened today at 66 Mint Street (near 5th and Market). And they have a $20,000 brewing device called a siphon bar that might even put the Clover to shame, according to an article in today’s New York Times.

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I tried a cup of their C.O.E. Cooperativa Vasquez from Nicaragua. It was the most expensive cup pot of coffee I’ve ever had but it was delicious, and what a spectacle.

More photos.

5 Responses to “A New Blue Bottle”


  1. [...] Blue Bottle Café opened today in San Francisco’s new Mint Plaza, the first full cafe from Blue Bottle Coffee. cheesebikini? points us to a New York Times article about their Japanese siphon bar, a $20,000 brewing device located at the new cafe. With its brass-trimmed halogen heating elements, glass globes and bamboo paddles, the new contraption that is to begin making coffee this week at the Blue Bottle Café here looks like a machine from a Jules Verne novel, a 19th-century vision of the future. [...]

  2. comment number 2 by: ellie

    ooh this looks good… of course, being downtown, it’ll be filled with tourists all the time - alas.


  3. [...] Blue Bottle Café Opens, Features $20K Siphon Bar Coffee Machine The new Blue Bottle Café opened today in San Francisco’s Mint Plaza, the first full cafe from Blue Bottle Coffee. cheesebikini? points us to a New York Times article about their Lucky Cremas Bonmac 105 siphon bar, a $20,000 Japanese brewing device located at the new cafe. With its brass-trimmed halogen heating elements, glass globes and bamboo paddles, the new contraption that is to begin making coffee this week at the Blue Bottle Café here looks like a machine from a Jules Verne novel, a 19th-century vision of the future. The NYT article features a photo gallery that shows the step-by-step process of how coffee is made using the siphon bar. UPDATE 1: Niall Kennedy went to the cafe’s opening this morning and shot a few photos, including some of the Lucky Cremas Bonmac 105 siphon bar. UPDATE 2: Ryan Bailey shot some video of coffee being made with Lucky Cremas Bonmac 105 siphon bar. [...]

  4. comment number 4 by: paul

    How much for a cup of Joe ? I looked up the website, but didn’t see prices there.
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  5. comment number 5 by: sean

    Up to $11.

    To be fair: it’s for a small *pot* of coffee, not a cup. Maybe 2+ cups worth? Still that’s more than I’ve paid per cup anywhere else.

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