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1304 Wood Street
Oakland, CA, 94607
United States


We wanted the perfect cup of coffee, so we roasted it. We believe that the future can be humane, sustainable and delicious - so delicious we won't wait for it to arrive. The future is businesses that have a minimal ecological footprint, that are tied constructively to their consumer and producer communities. The future is knowing what is enough and savoring a sweet little spot in a well-balanced world. We serve our customers the future today by providing magnificent, ethically-sourced coffees, medium-roasted and expertly blended for espresso and more that will blow their minds and let their thoughts drift to a future worth working for. It's not science fiction, it's Scarlet City.

Resistance is Futile.

Warp Drive Espresso Blend

All Coffee

We roast all of our beans to a medium roast degree, AKA a Northern Italian roast style. Coffees are roasted to order and packaged - whole bean - in 1lb bags. See our Roasting Philosophy page for more information. Roast days are Tuesdays & Thursdays. Orders placed prior to 7am on roast days will be roasted that day. Locals can also buy our coffee at Berkeley Bowl West.

Warp Drive Espresso Blend

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Warp Drive Espresso Blend


Engage! Whether you're exploring strange new worlds or seeking out new life & new civilizations, the velvety texture, dark chocolate tones and fruity aroma of this blend will boldly go with milk. Espresso aficionados will especially love Warp Drive for its voluptuous, reddish-brown crema. Perfect for espresso, very powerful as drip.

1lb (16oz) whole beans

Barista notes: We crafted our espresso blend not only to taste rich and complex on the palate with voluminous crema that lasts for days, but to perform well under a variety of preparation conditions, allowing baristas of any skill level and equipment to prepare great tasting espresso consistently. We think the experience, discrimination and love we give to this process sets us apart from others, but we know that you'll be the judge of that.

Recommended espresso brewing parameters:

Machine Temp 203F/95C

Triple basket 20-22grams

25-30 second shots, ~1-1.5oz

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