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new blue bottle location

annec Jul 4, 2010 01:19 PM

I was dragged to Zachary's on College Ave in Oakland the other day, and noticed a giant Blue Bottle logo in the window of what I believe was the old 22 Shoes store.

I also noticed eating Zachary's on location is marginally better than taking it to go, though it still isn't my taste.

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    zunzie Jul 5, 2010 07:27 AM

    OMG! Tell me this is true, and I can get their iced coffee any time. I'm going by to look today....

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    1. re: zunzie
      poser Jul 5, 2010 09:40 AM

      Just because a place is using BB coffee doesn't mean it is BlueBottle Coffee. There is a big difference. This location is not a Blue Bottle coffee outlet.

      Blue Bottle Cafe
      66 Mint St, San Francisco, CA 94103

      1. re: poser
        Windy Jul 5, 2010 10:04 AM

        There is a difference, however some of the best places to get BB are not BB.

        1. re: Windy
          poser Jul 5, 2010 11:21 AM


          1. re: poser
            Rapini Jul 5, 2010 12:16 PM

            You can get a decent BB at Tacubaya on Fourth Street; but, in fact, the best Blue Bottle coffee comes from their own outlets...I think the quality of a BB drink is very dependent on the barista preparing it, and their own people do it best...

            BTW, my new favorite coffee bart is at the mothership on 3rd & Webster, near Jack London Square.

            1788 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710

            1. re: Rapini
              poser Jul 5, 2010 01:11 PM

              Rapini, I agree completely with your post. There is more to a good espresso or coffee then just the beans. In fact the beans are just 25% of the equation for what it takes to make an excellent drink. All the top roasters in the area (BB,Ritual, 4-barrel, Ecco Caffe, etc) wholesale their beans to other outlets. it is a double edged sword in most cases.

            2. re: poser
              Windy Jul 5, 2010 01:44 PM


              For drip coffee at the market at California and 8th Avenue.

              Piccino Restaurant & Coffee Bar
              1001 Minnesota St, San Francisco, CA 94107

              1. re: Windy
                poser Jul 5, 2010 02:03 PM

                Puccino is good but no way better than BlueBottle. Besides, Puccino of all the non BB outlets has the longest relationship with BlueBottle. The owner of Pucinno after all is the landlord of BB at the hayes Valley location.

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