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Jul 20, 2010 05:55 PM

Sightglass Coffee--Kenyan Peaberry

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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    1. 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.

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

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        1. re: vulber

          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.

          1. re: poser

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

            1. re: Windy

              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.

              1. re: Windy

                "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

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

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

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