Four Barrel, San Francisco, CA
For the longest time, I have only had the Four Barrel coffee at Tartine Bakery but never at the store. This all changed when we attended the seven year birthday party at Four Barrel HQ. Let me start by saying that 4B knows how to party. $1 for any coffee, free cake and ice, cream, a petting zoo, free arcade games, need I go on?
We arrived in the late morning and were lucky to snag a table before the festivities began. I did a taste test of the drip coffee in my 33 cups of coffee journal while we watched the roasting crew hard at work. As we finished our coffee the cake and ice cream was served. Coconut lemon cake from Tartine bakery and Earl Gray Plum ice cream from Humphry Slocombe. The festivities grew intense as the photobooth finished setting up and the food was served. We decided to forfeit our seats and continue onward to our hiking for the day. That was when I saw it. The 4B slow bar, for pour over coffee’s from the special reserve. This is what I had been looking for. I ordered my favorite region (Ethiopia) and sat back for the 5 minute wait. It was well worth it. This cup far surpassed the drip coffee I had earlier in the morning. I was in heaven as I spent only $3 on three very good cups of coffee. As I like to say, nothing goes with coffee like more coffee!
We started to leave when we were stopped by these adorable guys, the tortoise and the hare. Or the bunny and the turtle, if we are being accurate (and adorable). Three bunnies were nestled in the corner and I couldn’t resist. I squatted down by them and this adorable speckled gray one started to run all around my feet. I picked up my new friend and he didn’t squirm or anything. He just wrinkled his little whiskers and ears while we took a few photos. I set him down and he continued to run around me. I could have spent all day with my bunny friends but we had mountains to climb and waterfalls to photograph so we reluctantly left the party. One thing is certain, next time Four Barrel has a party, I will be first in line. Hope you enjoyed this post and until next time, Hoppy Adventuring! (Teehee!)