A $15 cup of coffee generates buzz in the Bay Area

Marin County’s Equator Coffee & Teas is generating a buzz with a $15 cup of coffee. And it is selling out. The coffee is called Finca Sophia from Panama. “Finca Sophia is a coffee farm owned by our very own Helen Russell and Brooke McDonnell (the owners of Equator Coffee & Teas), along with Willem […]

Coffee’s third wave: First Folgers, then Peet’s, now Temple and others

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA INGENUITY HAS helped give rise to America’s coffee culture, now a booming $30-billion-a-year industry. More than 60 percent of Americans say they drink coffee, totaling 400 million cups per day. Coffeehouses and cafes now surpass fast-food restaurants in their growth. The first wave of coffee began in the Gold Rush-era when Folgers Coffee […]

Finding the perfect cup of coffee in Grass Valley, Nevada City and Truckee-Tahoe

SPECIALTY COFFEE ROASTERS, RETAILERS and coffeehouses are booming in the foothills and Sierra, enhancing our culinary scene, creating new community gathering places and bolstering the region’s economy. Coffeehouses in Grass Valley and Nevada City sell award-winning “third wave” Temple Coffee from Sacramento. On the ski slopes of Northstar at the Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe, Café […]