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Sightglass Coffee--Kenyan Peaberry

Pei Jul 20, 2010 05:55 PM

Short shoutout to Sightglass Coffee, which I tried for the first time today.

Amazing Kenyan peaberry being served out of a Chemex right now; heavily caramely and smooth, rich, and to my taste low in acid. And the space they're expanding to next door is coming along beautifully. I can't wait to see what it's like done.

Location is:
270 7th Street (just north of Folsom)
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 861-1313

*edit. Apologies for the botched name and location. I totally blanked before posting, thanks for keeping me honest.

Sightglass Coffee
270 7th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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    Rapini Jul 20, 2010 07:37 PM

    I think it's "Sightglass" or "Sight Glass", on the west side, 200 block of Folsom...

    It's a roastery in development, with plans for a tasting room/cafe....right now they have a fine little kiosk in the sallyport of the building, serving good espresso and filter coffee.

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      vulber Jul 21, 2010 12:31 AM

      so does this mean they're finally roasting their own coffee?

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        poser Jul 21, 2010 12:46 AM

        Yes, they are roasting now. As far as Rapini's post. I don't know what place he's talking about, but it ain't Sightglass.

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          Windy Jul 21, 2010 08:13 AM

          What about Rapini's description do you find so objectionable or inaccurate?

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            wolfe Jul 21, 2010 08:20 AM

            Actually it was rapini's post that cleared up the original confusion when Pei referred to the place as Spyglass and I couldn't find it except on the California Board. Small golf joke.

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              Windy Jul 21, 2010 08:25 AM

              Thanks wolfe.

            2. re: Windy
              poser Jul 21, 2010 08:34 AM

              "I think it's "Sightglass" or "Sight Glass", on the west side, 200 block of Folsom..."

              SightGlass is no where near the 200 block of Folsom. Rapini obviously meant the 200 block of 7th. Other than that his description is correct. Just the address.

              1. re: poser
                Rapini Jul 21, 2010 09:14 AM

                Right your are...I did mean 7th Street, north of Folsom...

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          vulber Jul 21, 2010 02:46 PM

          just had the spiced cold-brewed iced coffee today - delicious; cinnamon, cardamom, cloves

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            ML8000 Jul 21, 2010 03:08 PM

            Alrighty...peabody coffee, the sensimilla of the coffee world.

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