Artist and writer Paul Madonna returns to Ritual with a show of original drawings and large format prints to celebrate the tenth anniversary of his series All Over Coffee.
Paul Madonna writes and draws All Over Coffee, the weekly series published in the San Francisco Chronicle and on theRumpus.net. Paul is the author of two books, All Over Coffee (City Lights 2007), and Everything is its own reward (City Lights 2011), which won the 2011 NCBR Recognition Award for Best Book. Paul's work has been published internationally in numerous books and magazines, exhibited in galleries and museums, including the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco and the Oakland Museum of California, and printed as large scale murals for Tacolicious restaurants and Starbucks. He is the Comics Editor for TheRumpus.net, has taught drawing at the University of San Francisco, and frequently lectures on creative practice. He holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University, and was the first (ever!) Art Intern at MAD Magazine, for which he proudly received no money. Paul travels internationally to draw and write, and currently lives in San Francisco. Find more at: paulmadonna.com
We are thrilled to invite you back to Ritual Valencia, starting Thursday morning at 6 am!
Please come check out what we did. It's pretty but it isn't anything without you.
We are currently featuring a show of original drawings and large format prints by artist and writer Paul Madonna to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of his series All Over Coffee.
We can't wait for you to see the new Ritual!
Eileen & the entire Ritual crew
Ritual on Valencia is looking for Baristas!
We're preparing to reopen Ritual Valencia by mid-August so we're looking for help in our newly remodeled space! We will be looking for new baristas to help enliven our cafe! Our Valencia Street cafe provides a fast paced work environment so the ability to multi-task while maintaining a positive and friendly attitude is very important to us.
We're an eclectic bunch that consists of musicians, artists, crafters and everyone in between, but we all share a passion for coffee. We enjoy fun and creative conversation while we cup some of the finest coffees!
If you like cold-brewed coffee—or good iced coffee drinks—you'll love the elegant Mizudashi Cold Brewer. It’s a cinch to use: Simply place 115 g medium-ground coffee into the mesh filter. Set the mesh filter into the carafe. Add enough cold water through the filter to saturate all the coffee and stir. Add the remaining cold water to the carafe. Secure lid and place in the refrigerator for 12-18 hours. When it's ready, pull the filter out and serve over ice. No need to dilute and clean up is a snap!
We recommend a higher dose of coffee than normal to achieve a brew that will be enjoyable over ice: Around 115 grams of coffee per liter of water has been most enjoyable for us.
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It was ten years ago that we turned 1026 Valencia Street into the Ritual that you know and love. Thanks to the thousands of trips you loyal customers have made to get your morning coffee or settled into one of our comfy couches to cruise OKCupid, Ritual needs a little sprucing up. OK, more than a little. A lot, actually. In the coming weeks you'll see the back of the cafe tucked behind a wall. The coffee bar will remain open. The friendly baristas who know your name and your drink are already getting it started for you.
If you have questions or concerns or brilliant ideas for us, I'd love to hear it. And don't worry, the coffee will still be the best.
P.S. Here's a picture of me serving our very first customer, 7 am May 12th, 2005.