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Coffee in the Time of Shelter in Place

In October 2011 we started our tradition of visiting a different coffee shop each month.  On March 15, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom called for seniors to to stay at home because of COVID19 and four days later called for all … Continue reading

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Preserving History While Making Great Coffee!

Better Buzz Coffee Roasters 801 University San Diego, CA 92103 619-269-2740 http://www.betterbuzzcoffee.com                                                    open daily 6:00am-9:00pm It was a rainy Monday morning when we set out for our monthly coffee. Our first choice didn’t have indoor seating so we moved … Continue reading

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Coffee Roaster of 2019*

Mostra Coffee 12045 Carmel Mountain Road #302 San Diego, CA 92128 858-304-0061 http://www.mostracoffee.com Monday – Saturday 6:00AM to 5:00PM Sunday 7:00AM to 5:00PM (Plenty of free parking) This month’s coffee shop marks our 99th coffee outing since our “official” monthly … Continue reading

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Go for the coffee, stay for the wood…

Claro Coffee 5334 Banks St. (off Sherman in the Morena District) San Diego, CA  92110 http://www.clarocoffeesd.com Go for the coffee, but stay for the wood…the woodwork of Made Lumber Supply, that is. They are occupants of the same space & … Continue reading

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Go and Drink Up the Experience!

The Invigatorium 631 Ninth Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 7AM to 4:30PM Daily http://www.moderntimesbeer.com https://consortiumholdings.com I’ll start with “Wow!” In October we start our ninth year investigating a different San Diego coffee shop each month so we’ve seen an abundance … Continue reading

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CBD Coffee

La Marque Cafe 3590 5th Ave. (near Brookes Ave.) San Diego, CA 92103 619-550-5397 http://lamarquecafe.com/ La Marque is French for brand. Their mission is to offer multiple brands of coffee such as Intelligentsia, Bird Rock, Café Moto, Lavazza, and more. … Continue reading

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Soft Serve Coffee: Lick Like No One’s Watching

Better Buzz Coffee 822 Grand Ave. San Diego, 92109 Open Daily 5AM to 9PM 858-273-2899 https://betterbuzzcoffee.com We’ve been to several Better Buzz coffee shops and have enjoyed watching this local business grow, but when we learned another Better Buzz opened … Continue reading

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Coffee Good Enough for a Smuggler

Baba Coffee 2727 State Street, #100 Carlsbad, CA 92009 760-994-0666 http://www.babacoffee.com Open 6 to 6, 7 days a week This month’s adventure took us north to Carlsbad where we visited Baba, a coffee shop we’ve heard lots of buzz about. … Continue reading

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A Place to Chill

Cool Down Coffee, 750 E. St. (at I-5 exit E St.) Chula Vista, CA 91910 http://www.cooldowncoffee.com Need a place to cool down after a run or just chill after a stressful day at work? This is the place for you! … Continue reading

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Blue Bottle Has Arrived in San Diego

One Paseo Place 3725 Paseo Place, Unit 1060 San Diego, CA 92130 http://www.bluebottlecoffee.com open 7AM to 7PM Blue Bottle Coffee was started in early 2000s, but they have grown to a network of cafes across the United States and Japan. … Continue reading

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