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NEW THERMO CUPS
posted on December 9th 2013 at 14:37 by

We have a fantastic new drinking vesselfor all your to-go needs!

 

 

Created by award-winning design firm AquaOvo, this unique and beautiful glass canteen is double-walled to keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold, all while remaining comfortable to the touch. 

 

And, it's got the Ritual Logo embossed on it for added style points.

 

The Canteen comes in two sizes: svelte 8oz with a bamboo screw-on lid, or hearty 16oz with a metallic lid. Both sizes include a removable stainless steel tea strainer and a silicone splash guard. These environmentally friendly containers are naturally BPA and lead free. Order yours today!

ARTIST SEAN VRANIZAN AND OTHERS OPEN NEW SHOW AT VALENCIA
posted on December 3rd 2013 at 15:17 by
This month we will be showing the work of Sean Vranizan. 
 
Sean is drawn to the letters that make up the signage around him. His photographs abstract his surroundings. His paintings are formed with words of wisdom illustrated by his own unique design. We're excited to have Sean will be transform the space of our main cafe on Valencia by installing a mural of these great letters. And he's also having a few guest stars show along side of him, friends Jeff Cheung, Vivian Fu, and Raphael Villet. If you haven't come by for an opening before, this is the one to join us for!
 
Reception will be December 5th from 6-9. 
 
Sean Vranizan
http://seanvranizan.tumblr.com
 
Jefferey Cheung
http://www.jeffreycheung.com/
 
Vivian Fu 
http://www.vivianfu.com
 
Raphael Villet
http://www.raphaelvillet.com
 
 
 
VALENCIA CORRIDOR HOLIDAY BLOCKPARTY DEC 6
posted on December 2nd 2013 at 14:57 by

Join your Valencia Street neighbors, neighborhood merchants, and friends at this year's holiday block party. If you've been looking for an excuse to cruise the great shops on Valencia Street, now's your chance! Get aquainted with more than 50 businesses on the Valencia Corridor while enjoying drinks, snacks, music, and disounts on all your favorite local thoroughfare.

Plus, Ritual will be giving our a free cup of coffee for each bag of beans you purchase to help you stay cozy and spread the holiday love.


When: Friday December 6th 6pm-10pm
Where: Valencia Street from Market to Cesar Chavez
Most stores will be extending their hours for this event, so arrive early and stay late!

 

Check out the webpage:

http://go_14463.localon.com/

 

Check out the Facebook Event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/599646243433716/?ref=5

BRING RITUAL COFFEE TO YOUR HOLIDAY GATHERING
posted on November 19th 2013 at 13:13 by

Want to out-shine the hot plates at this year's Thanksgiving gathering? Bring a few bags of Ritual coffee and be the belle of the turkey-ball!

These cozy flavors are sure to warm up any table, and our red bags will look beautiful alongside Aunt Ednabelle's Ambrosia Salad. Besides, you always were her favorite.

 

 

To pre-order your coffee and secure your seat at the head of the flavor table, visit one of our cafes or call one of our skilled baristas and ask about their favorite Thanksgiving coffee.

 

For Drip:

 

Los Crestones El Alto, Costa Rica $16/12oz

Flavor notes of meyer lemon, graham cracker, and vanilla. The perfect complement to Grandma Nann's Pumpkin Pie.

 

Hama, Ethiopia $16/12oz

Floral aromas of lilac, lavender, and white grape. A fabulous flavor partner to anything Aunt Ednabelle brings, especially her Ambrosia.

 

Karinga, Kenya $20/12oz

Flavor notes of pink lemonade, yellow peaches, and sparkling lime. Together with Uncle Jerry's Pumpkin Pie, the two of you will be labeled the go-getters of the dinner table.

 

Decaf Los Gigantes, Colombia $17/12oz

Flavor notes of banana bread, cherry preserves, and chocolate pudding. A cozy end to a wonderful day.

 

For Espresso Lovers:

 

Cabin Fever Seasonal Espresso $16/12oz

Flavor notes of meyer lemon, butterscotch, and grapefruit with a creme brulee finish. The perfect pick-me-up for that early morning turkey tamer.

 

Sweet Tooth Espresso Altos del Abejonal, Costa Rica $16/12oz

Flavor notes of peach, honey, and orange cake. Goes great with your cousins cheese and persimmon appetizer.

 

 

 

WHAT WE'D DO WITH $250,000...
posted on November 12th 2013 at 09:29 by

Greetings!

 

If you’re friends with us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter, you might have heard that we’ve thrown our hat into the ring to win a $250,000 grant from Chase and Google.

 

Just what would we do with $250,000? As our longtime regulars know, we used to roast the coffee out of our coffee bar on Valencia. In 2009 we moved the roasting operation to SoMa.  Nearly every day, people ring the doorbell at the Roastery expecting to be able to get a tour and a cup of coffee. Sadly, we have to turn them away, without so much as a shot of espresso.

 

If we were to get this grant, we’d be able to open the Roastery to the public. But instead of just having a café, we’d build a hands-on teaching laboratory. Wouldn’t you love to get behind one of our espresso machines and learn how to pull a shot? We’d offer training and classes. We’d be able to better share the stories of the producers whose coffee we’re roasting.

 

So please take a second and vote for us.  Consider sharing the link on Facebook. It would be an amazing resource in San Francisco, a city now known for its coffee!

 

https://www.missionmainstreetgrants.com/business/detail/108046

 

Thanks for your support!

Eileen & the crew at Ritual

ALMOND MILK NOW AVAILABLE AT RITUAL
posted on September 17th 2013 at 19:06 by

One thing we’ve noticed over the years is that our customers care about milk-alternatives.  Like, a lot.  Ritual has been offering Pacific soy milk as a milk alternative for years, but we’ve also heard a lot of requests for other options. We think it’s great that so many folks love our coffee with milk alternatives other than soy. So after a lot of R&D, we’re happy to announce that Ritual will be offering almond milk from Califia Farms on a trial basis.  

 

Trial basis?  What’s that all about? Well, we’ve received a lot of demand for almond milk, but we also have some soy purists as well. For now, Ritual will be offering both for a few months to see which milk alternative our customers prefer. We want you to have a voice in our decision, so please let us know how you feel. Tell your barista, tweet us (@ritualcoffee), hire someone from Task Rabbit to deliver a hand-written love note...whatever you’re into. We’re interested, for real.


At the end of three months, we’ll make a decision. It’s a good, old-fashioned milk-alternative cage match to the death! Two milk-alternatives enter, one will leave!  You get the idea.

 

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