Four Barrel


Roaster-owner Jeremy Tooker and Head Trainer Brett Whitman of Fourbarrel Coffee - San Francisco, CA

375 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 252-0800
Hours: Mon-Sat 7am-8pm; Sun 8am-8pm

If we had a rainy San Francisco day to sit around coffee shops, Four Barrel is where you’d find us. The former-motorcycle shop’s charms alone draw us in: garage windows look out onto the Mission, exposed wooden beams and vintage furniture fill the room, and a music nook offers a record player and small record library. But this local roastery is also one of the city’s best spots for a cup of joe. After working to start Ritual Roasters, Owner Jeremy Tooker opened shop in 2008, sourcing the highest quality beans and roasting them traditionally. And he has big plans for the city, including two new venues slated for 2013. Take a walk around back, down tiny Caledonia Alley, and you might find Head Trainer Brett Whitman teaching the art of espresso shots at the shop’s training lab (or working up a batch of his addictive Caledonia Casual Encounters in the Alley for a group of neighborhood fans).

Recommended Dishes:
  • Friendo Blendo Espresso
  • Caledonia Casual Encounters in the Alley: Pour-over Coffee, Soda Water, Simple Syrup, and Orange Zest

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