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Blue Bottle Coffee

Published June 22nd, 2012

Blue Bottle Coffee's Mint Plaza location has an amazing slow-brew drip setup. Every morning they set up this drip process that takes twenty hours to drip a few litres of cold water through grinds and a filter. The next day, they sell it mixed with ice cubes. Delicious.

The setup is beautiful, with brass fittings and wood holsters. They were kind enough to let me take a few photos. Honestly, I could have stayed there a lot longer, but they had customers to serve, after all.

If you're ever in SOMA, I highly recommend you go check them out. If you love coffee, you won't be disappointed.

20 Hour Drip

Here is where the coffee is collected.

  • June 16th, 2012
  • Canon EOS digital Rebel XSi
  • 50mm / f/3.2 / 1/125 sec

Drip. Drip.

The water is fed down through these droppers, which dispense a single drop of water every 5 seconds or so. It was mesmerizing to watch while I sipped a siphon-brewed cup of coffee.

  • June 16th, 2012
  • Canon EOS digital Rebel XSi
  • 33mm / f/2.8 / 1/400 sec

Elaborate Because It Matters

The whole system depends on gravity and pressure to correctly brew coffee over a twenty hour period. They had the help of a local university to get it right.

  • June 16th, 2012
  • Canon EOS digital Rebel XSi
  • 21mm / f/5 / 1/100 sec

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