New on tap this month at Coffee Bar, a fantastic Guatemalan coffee from Finca La Pila in Palencia, brought to us by our roaster, Mr. Espresso. This coffee was part of a recent Guatemalan tasting on coffeereview.com where it fared very well, receiving 93 points and second highest coffee rated in the tasting. The coffee will be featured this Winter until it runs out, so check for it on our daily drip menu or take a bag home with you for $12. We hope you enjoy!
This holiday season, help make a difference in the lives of thousands of hungry Bay Area residents by participating in the San Francisco Food Bank Holiday Drive with Coffee Bar. Our goal is to collect 30 pounds of food at our location from now until December 24, 2010. We're also offering a 10% discount on your entire bill for those who donate.
By participating in this year's holiday drive, you will help join a cause that feeds over 200,000 in-need San Francisco and Marin residents.
The Food Bank's biggest needs are rice and past, canned fruits and vegetables, tuna or other canned meats, soups and stews, peanut butter, and cereal. They also request that you not deposit glass items in the collection bins.
We hope you will help us reach our goal for 2010 and make a difference in the lives of many.
Fourteen Hills 17.1 RELEASE PARTY Be entertained! Eat! Drink! Dance! Win fabulous prizes! Thursday, December 16th at 7PM COFFEE BAR 1890 Bryant Street, San Francisco
(entrance at Mariposa and Florida) (415) 551-8100 http://www.coffeebar-usa.com/ This is a FREE event, but you'll want to bring cash to get your copy of the book and to buy lots and lots of raffle tickets.
Readings by: Jason Bayani, Maxine Chernoff, Stephen Elliott, Noah Gershman, Kasper Hauser, Adam Johnson, Myron Michael, and Molly Prentiss
JASON BAYANI is a recent graduate of Saint Mary's MFA program. He is a Kundiman fellow and a highly regarded veteran of the National Poetry Slam scene. He co-founded the Pilipino American poetry collective, Proletariat Bronze and has toured across the country, reading his work. He currently teaches at Saint Mary's.
MAXINE CHERNOFF chairs the Creative Writing Department at SFSU and is editor of New American Writing. She is the author of six collections of fiction and ten books of poetry, most recently The Turning (Apogee Press, 2009). Her co-translation of The Selected Works of Friedrich Hoelderlin won the 2009 PEN America Translation Award. She taught in Prague in the summer of 2010.
STEPHEN ELLIOTT is the author of seven books including The Adderall Diaries. He usually sends an email to The Daily Rumpus list five times a week.
NOAH GERSHMAN's apartment was let to the girl from Cincinnati. Then Gershman crossed the continent of Africa by car.
KASPER HAUSER is a San Francisco-based sketch comedy group comprised of Rob Baedeker, James Reichmuth, John Reichmuth and Dan Klein, co-authors of Obama's Blackberry; Weddings of the Times, and SkyMaul: Happy Crap You Can Buy From A Plane.
ADAM JOHNSON is a former Wallace Stegner Fellow and the Senior Jones Lecturer in Creative Writing at Stanford University. Winner of the Whiting Writers' Award, the Gina Berriault Award, and an NEA Fellowship, he is the author of a short story collection Emporium (2002), and the novel Parasites Like Us (2003), which won the California Book Award. His fiction has appeared in Esquire, Harper's, The Paris Review, Tin House, and Best American Short Stories. The excerpt that appears in Fourteen Hills 17.1 is from his recently completed novel, tentatively titled: The Orphan Master's Son.
MYRON MICHAEL is a recording artist, writing teacher, Cave Canem Fellowship recipient, and proprietor of Rondeau Records. His words appear online and in The Harvard Review, Days I Moved Through Ordinary Sounds (City Lights, 2009), Tea Party, and Nanomajority. He is the author of Scatter Plot (chapbook, forthcoming), and co-author of Hang Man (Move Or Die, 2010).
MOLLY PRENTISS recently received her MFA in Creative Writing at the California College of the Arts and is now a resident writer at Workspace with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. She has been published in La Petit Zine, Miracle Monacle, Plaid Review, The City Reader, and elsewhere. She is a co-director of an arts and writing collective called factorycompany that works to make more room for making. Her writings and drawings can be found at mollyprentiss.blogspot.com.
We’re delighted to welcome author and professional organizer Andrew J. Mellen aka VirgoMan® to Coffee Bar this Saturday, October 23, at 5:00pm.
Please join us for his free skills-building workshop and book signing where you'll learn how to simplify your life, and get and stay organized. The event runs about an hour long and includes an extended Q&A where Andrew provides real life practical solutions to real life ‘stuff’ challenges and situations -- so be sure to bring your questions with you.
You've seen Andrew in O, The Oprah Magazine, GQ, Woman's Day, InStyle; on CW11, HGTV, BetterTV, and the DIY Network; and heard him on Oprah and Friends, Martha Stewart Living Today, the Satellite Sisters, and NPR. He's the author of the acclaimed new book, Unstuff Your Life! (Penguin), and now he's bringing this powerful, effective and foolproof program to us.
He's currently touring to standing-room-only crowds, and this is his only scheduled appearance in San Francisco. You won’t want to miss him!
Here's just some of the things that Andrew covers in the free event:
How to never lose your keys, cell phone or wallet again
How to stop mail, magazine and paper pile-ups for good
How to distinguish ‘trash’ from ‘treasure’ and ‘urgent’ from ‘important’
How to get past your feelings and reclaim your spaces and your life from all that stuff!
You'll also learn:
The three most important rules to getting and staying organized
How to make time for the things you love, not just the things you have to do.
You'll find more information on Andrew and Unstuff Your Life! at his website, www.virgoman.com. And as we mentioned, the workshop includes ample time for Q&A, so don't literally bring your grandmother's china, but do bring your clutter/stuff challenges with you.
Copies of Unstuff Your Life! will be on sale and Andrew will be signing them -- for $17 cash. And of course, our full menu will be available.