San Diego's Up-and-Coming Coffee Scene

A look at the coolest roasters and shops in San Diego
Staff Writer

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

While it may not be San Francisco or Los Angeles (just yet), the San Diego, Calif., coffee scene is here to stay. 

A new article from UT San Diego features the area's best roasters and coffee shops; many agree that much like the craft beer love that's swept the city, so has third-wave coffee. Said Michael Helms, an apprentice roaster at Caffe Calabria in North Park to UT San Diego, “The reason there is room for so many brewers here is because everyone can put their own spin on something like an IPA. With coffee, you could have a cup of single-origin Ethiopia from every roaster in town and have a completely different experience with each one.” 

Some of the cool roasters and coffee shops mentioned in the article: 

Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, Micro Roaster of the Year by Roast Magazine

Caffe Calabria, in North Park

Revolution Roasters at Cafe Ipe in Leucadia, just 18 months old

Cafe Moto in Barrio Logan; the owner is the stepson of the late Bob Sinclair, founder of San Diego’s original gourmet coffeehouse, Pannikin

Coffee & Tea Collective, named one of the hottest 21 coffee shops by Eater

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