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Coffee Klatch: A Gathering Of Recent Coffee News

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All the news that's fit to brew from six new and upcoming spots around the city.

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[By: Ellen Fort]

Giddyup, caffeine junkies, because there is about to be an onslaught of new places to get your buzz on. While San Francisco is not hurting for places to grab a great cup of coffee, there is always room for more (or so say the multiple businesses opening and expanding in the next few months). Here is your exhaustive look at the slew of new bean shops around town.

HAYES VALLEY— Soon you'll have a whole new way to snag a bag of the freshest beans alongside your cup of coffee. Berkeley-based coffee roastery Artís has confirmed plans to open a second location in bustling Hayes Valley, in the former Reliquary location. While you'll still be able to grab a cup of coffee to go, one of the main differentiators at Artís is the focus on live-roasting small batches of coffee. Choose your level of roast (light, medium, dark) and you're on your way to a delicious, socially responsible bag of beans. One percent of all sales at Artís are dedicated to funding projects to enrich the many coffee growing regions and people involved through education and entrepreneurship. 537 Octavia Street

LOWER HAIGHT— Despite the recent renovation of their Valencia Street location, Ritual Coffee is not slowing down anytime soon. Owner Eileen Rinaldi confirms that Ritual will open a stand alone location at the corner of Central and Haight. While the new shop won't be open until next summer, it's safe to say that this Ritual won't be mimicking the super-sleek austerity of the Valenica location. Rinaldi says that the look of the new space will match the ‘hood and older style of the building it will inhabit. Look for an opening sometime in summer of 2015. 1300 Haight Street

LOWER HAIGHT— The recently shuttered Cuco's taqueria space has already been snapped up. According to Hoodline, Emmanuel Coffee is coming to Haight and Fillmore, an area with several decent coffee options already on deck. Not much is known about the business at this point, although we can safely assume they'll be serving coffee. We'll keep you updated. 488 Haight Street

MISSION— For the fans of things that skew cute ‘n tiny, recently opened Tiny Warrior is a welcome (and unique) addition to the melange of coffee shops opening around town. Drinkers can choose from five signature iced coffees, then turn the volume up to eleven with house made syrups. All are shaken, cocktail-style, with the option to add mint or chocolate ice cubes to your drink. If you just need your caffeine without the frills, more basic drinks (pour-over, plain iced coffee) are also available. 18th Street between Mission and Capp

MISSION— Last week marked the opening of Rainbow Grocery's own coffee and tea cafe, located in the Native Plant Garden, near the front of the store. The cafe will be serving Stumptown Coffee, espresso and a variety of teas, as well as pastries from Starter Bakery. Now sluggish shoppers can easily grab a latte to sip while shopping for bee pollen and kale. 1745 Folsom Street

INNER SUNSETSnowbird Coffee has quietly opened in the space of a fallen coffee comrade, Drip'd Coffee Lab. They will offer their own roasts, in addition to a rotation of different roasters to try. Currently offering Ruby Roasters from Wisconsin, as well as wifi. 1352 Irving Avenue

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