Bay Area Coffee: A Stimulating History

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San Francisco was booming in the mid-nineteenth century, and along with adventurers seeking their fortunes came sacks of green coffee beans. The old Yerba Buena Cove swiftly filled with ships, and the city emerged as the third-largest coffee port in the United States. What followed was the rise—and local demise—of the “big three” coffee roasters: Folger’s, Hills Brothers and MJB. Specialized Bay Area roasters like Peerless, Peet’s and Blue Bottle sprang up in their wake, while places such as Tosca’s, Caffé Trieste and the Blue Unicorn blazed the way for modern coffeehouses. Join author Monika Trobits as she traces the historic voyage of the humble coffee bean to the shores of San Francisco Bay.
ISBN: 9781467140614
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: California
Series: American Palate
Images: 70
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Monika Trobits has lived in San Francisco for more than thirty-five years. She is a New Yorker by birth and a San Franciscan by choice. Monika earned a BA in political science/history from San Francisco State University. In addition to her work in the corporate world, she was a docent for historically based organizations and local tour operators for more than twenty-five years. In 2011, Monika established her own tour company, San Francisco Journeys ,and is the author of Antebellum and Civil War San Francisco.
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