Of course we love it, but check out what Zagat is saying about La Libertad:
The Drink: La Libertad V-60 pour-over at Ritual Coffee Roasters at Proxy
The Price: $4
Why it’s amazing: There’s nothing static on this cult roasters arsenal, including it’s famous “Sweet Tooth” offering, that showcases a different single-original espresso each month, found at all it’s locations. But Emily Dobies, manager of Ritual’s shipping container-turned-espresso bar at Hayes Valley’s Proxy project, is particularly jazzed about the return of La Libertad, an organic blend from Equador that’s a blend of 18 small producers in the small village of the same name. The coffee is best described as bright and floral, with flavors of chrysanthemum, dried apricot and McIntosh apple.
Perfect Pairing: Black Jet Baking Company's apple galette accentuates the coffee’s inherent apple undertones.
Know Before You Go: La Libertad is available at all the Ritual branches, but the presentation is the prettiest at the shop in Hayes Valley, where it is served in a ceramic carafe and cup and arrives on a wooden tray. Just be sure to bring a jacket; the Hayes Valley branch is entirely alfresco.
Our baristas Chris Casassa and Jesse Gonzalez competed in the Big Western Regional Barista Competition last weekend and made us proud! A big thanks to everyone who made the trip to support us and to our baristas for bringing their fantastic skills to the event.
Chris is moving on to The National Barista Competition in Seattle on April 24th, so stay tuned for more Ritual news!
Are you ready for the Big Western Barista Competition? WE ARE! Check us out in L.A Feb 21-23.
Or check out the Live Stream:
It has been almost nine years since Ritual opened on Valencia Street. We’ve spent the better part of a decade serving the most amazing coffees we can find, in a space that has come to feel like home. The time has come to improve upon what we have created. Very soon, our Valencia Street location will go under construction to become an even better version of what we are now.
Don’t worry! We’ll still be at 1026 Valencia during the remodel serving fantastic coffee and espresso. We’ll also have all sorts of special fun things going on during this transition period, so be sure to come by for some coffee and check it out!
Have you been to Kenya? Bolivia? Ethiopia? Our buyer Steve Ford is in Ethiopia this week meeting coffee producers, farmers, and finding us some incredible coffees. Check out his photos and stories on our Instagram:
Sunset Magazine featured out coffee club in their December issue and we couldn't agree more!
Our coffee club subscriptions make a great gift for coffee lovers near and far. Check out our seasonal offerings today and give the gift of great coffee.
Here's a link to the feature: