Sunday, December 20, 2015

Coffee City USA

Move over Seattle, Portland, San Francisco . . .

The coffee scene has literally exploded in Sacramento and we're not just talking Starbucks and Peets.

A remarkable phenomena has been occurring in the urban core with home-grown coffee crafters led by Temple, Old Soul, Insight and Chocolate Fish creating a coffee culture second to none.  These local coffee purveyors have supplanted Sacramento's original Big Four (Huntington, Hopkins, Crocker and Stanford) to become the city's new Big Four creating new history with the coffee bean.

Being a java junkie, I have been watching in amazement and delight at the third wave of the coffee movement crashing on the shores of the capital city.

It is not just the sheer number of new coffeehouses that continues to populate the urban core but the high quality of the brew itself.  The local coffee crafters of the new Big Four continue to score in the mid to high 90's in Coffee Review, recognized as the national arbiter of quality brew-making with annual taste tests.

When time allows, I have been photographing and documenting the growth of the Sacramento coffeehouse scene.  Although not totally inclusive, here are some of my favorites.

To view the album, click on "Coffee City USA" below the photo:

From Coffee City USA