In the early 2000s, in Oakland, CA a slightly disaffected freelance musician and coffee lunatic, weary of the commercial coffee enterprise and stale, overly roasted beans, decided to open a roaster for people who were clamoring for the actual taste of fresh coffee. He named his business Blue Bottle Coffee and began another chapter in the history of superlative coffee. Now, nearly 15 years later, and thanks to the enthusiastic support of many loyal guests and employees, Blue Bottle Coffee has grown to a small network of cafes, an espresso cart, the occasional pop-up, and a small fleet of roasters. We are still united by the simple purpose of getting great coffee to everyone who asks for it. Improbably and delightfully, there are hundreds of us now. We look forward to seeing you soon.