Here’s the 2012 version of Ritual Coffee’s Sputnik trailer from Eat Real Festival 2012.
From Eat Real Festival 2011:
also from Eat Real Festival 2011:
and Jenni at Eat Real Festival 2010:
and Eileen at Maker Faire 2010:
and Eileen at Eat Real Festival 2009:
September 27th, 2012
This is Part 6 of a series of photo posts from Oakland’s Eat Real Festival, September 23-25, 2011 at Jack London Square. (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5). These photos are various ones that I took while walking around the festival on Saturday, the 24th.
Ebbett’s Good to Go – Order and pick-up windows and a t-shirt.
Condiments from Belcampo
Belcampo served a koreatown kimchi hot dog and beef tallow fries.
Here’s an overhead view of the marketplace and the DIY Make It stage.
Fried fish taco from The Taco Guys – “Taco de Maui – batter-fried sustainable ono (wahoo), shredded gem lettuce, pickled radishes, sriracha mayo and cilantro”
Lamb (!!) taco from The Taco Guys – “braised red hill farms leg of lamb, grilled jalapenos, burmese spices, pickled cucumbers with sesame, thai basil, local sheep’s yogurt sauce”
the ever photogenic ritual roasters trailer, sputnik
a la marzocco and a demitasse
a cafe mocha with a heart-shaped rosetta from ritual.
jack london square at dusk. It was still fairly crowded despite the fact that the festival was closing down for the evening.
Jim ‘n Nick’s truck always has something clever on its rear
Jim ‘n Nick’s: meat in the oven
Big Cat & The Hipnotics were playing the blues.
September 27th, 2011
here’s my subjective ranking of the best espresso/coffee in the san francisco bay area, complete with a google map.
key: more crema = better. empty cup = not so good. Sorry about the funky anti-aliasing.
drinkable but not pleasant:
- farley’s (san francisco/oakland/emervyille, farley’s blend from sunshine? in san leandro) Recently had a not good one from the 65th st emeryville location. doh.
- peerless (oakland, peerless)
- woody’s cafe (oakland, ?)
- crepevine (oakland/berkeley, ?)
- riva (berkeley, ?)
- starbucks (starbucks)
- peets (peets)
- uncommon grounds cafe (berkeley, uncommon grounds)
- none yet. Maybe I have a high tolerance?
credit for working the google maps/wordpress hack: http://digwp.com/2010/01/google-maps-shortcode/ if you want to try this, don’t forget to add the &embed at the end of your link.
October 23rd, 2010
here’s the coffee counter from the ritual trailer (‘sputnik’) at this year’s maker faire:
ritual trailer counter at maker faire, may 2010
here it was last year at the eat real festival in oakland:
ritual truck counter at eat real festival, august 2009
we got a flight of espresso. $7 got you a shot of each of these costa rican coffees:
- five candles seasonal blend
- el alto, grace calderon jimenez
- los chachones, arturo chacon
the five candles was my favorite. I’m not big on tasting notes, but it tasted buttery.
I wasn’t very diligent with the pictures, so I present here 2/3 of a flight:
ritual coffee espresso flight at maker faire: five candles seasonal blend
ritual coffee espresso flight at maker faire: el alto, grace calderon jimenez single origin shot
and of course the bike cart (photos here as well) was there:
ritual coffee at maker faire: the ritual bike cart
May 24th, 2010
a friend sent me this new york times post about kickstand, who have a mobile, bike-transported iced coffee and single-serve drip setup.
I’ve only seen the ritual bike in the bay area:
Ritual coffee bike cart
This guy was selling iced coffee at sunday streets in the mission last july.
ritual coffee bike cart at eat real in oakland
and these two were selling ritual coffee at oakland’s wonderful eat real festival last august.
May 20th, 2010