Did you know that a bite from a Grizzly Bear is strong enough to crush a bowling ball?! Or that the California Grizzly is one of the few bears that doesn't have to hibernate?
We learned all this nifty info, and more, whilst researching our next seasonal espresso!
And so, in the spirit of big bears, state flowers, and our pursuit for the golden cup, we present our newest seasonal espresso blend: Ursa Major.
Dip your cup into this overwhelmingly summer-like espresso. A combination of complex floral aromas, berry & citrus acidity, and brown sugar sweetness, this espresso features three distinct coffees that come together in a way that reminds us of a fresh fruit pie cooling on the windowsill. Get it before the bears do!
Read the full story here: http://www.ritualroasters.com/store/seasonal-espresso/
Coming soon to all Ritual locations!
It seems like cold-brewed coffee is all the rage these days. And why not? The sun is out, and we're all looking for a summer refresher that also puts some pep in the step.
The absolute best cold brews that we've tried were made with this humble Japanese appurtenanace - The Mizudashi Cold Brew Coffee Pot. It takes all the mess and fuss out of the cold brewing process, and sits comfortably in the fridge, always at the ready. The super-special fine mesh screen is the secret weapon on this tempered glass beauty, and requires nothing else. Add coffee, add water, brew overnight, repeat all summer.
You can pick one up in any of our stores, or get one online here: http://www.ritualroasters.com/store/coldbrew/
Oh, and be sure to take a gander at our foolproof brew guide made especially for the Mizudashi! http://www.ritualroasters.com/brew-guide/
Check out this great article (with photographs) by Katrina Ohstrom,
spotlighting Ritual Coffee and our impact on the third-wave coffee movement!
We are proud to now offer Aeropress brewed single-origin coffees at our Valencia Street cafe!
That's right folks, come on down to 1026 Valencia,
Mondays to Thursdays, and enjoy expertly made
Aeropress offerings that will knock your socks off.
Currently Brewing: Hacienda Carmona from Guatemala!
All this week, leading up to the incredible Maker Faire event in San Mateo, we will be taking a trip down memory lane with our beloved Sputnik.
This will be the coffee service trailer's last public appearance as the offical mobile outpost of Ritual Coffee Roasters. :(
Stop by Maker Faire to grab some excellent coffee, play with robots, and pay your respects.
Sputnik has given all he could over the last decade, and we want to send him off with a fitting tribute.
We'll have special limited-edition tee shirts, featuring a tribute to Sputnik, available at Maker Faire (while they last!)
Check back every day this week for historic Sputnik photos and stories,
leading up to the de-commissioning party happening all weekend! Get your tickets ASAP http://makerfaire.com/