Blue Bottle Coffee

Hayes Valley Espresso

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About this Coffee

We developed our darkest espresso for the launch of our first brick-and-mortar in our friend Loring’s garage in Hayes Valley. Years later, it remains the standard espresso blend in all of our cafes. Lower-toned and minimally bright, Hayes Valley Espresso pulls a straight shot with a voluptuous tawny crema and a somewhat dangerous-looking viscosity. Milk, in any quantity, adds romance to the coffee’s brooding aspects, bringing out the inherent chocolate and adding a smooth, rounded touch.

All of our blends (both the individual components and the blend itself) are tested weekly by our professional tasters to ensure quality and deliciousness.
For our whole bean coffee, we’re devoted to our freshness goal: shipping out coffee within 48 hours of roasting. (It’s usually even less.)
Cupping spoons and a practiced palate are the key instruments of our Quality Control team, who taste, evaluate, and refine our coffees every day.
Certified Organic by CCOF
All shipping emissions offset with investments in projects to reduce greenhouse gases.