During a little South Bay mini vacation we stopped by some coffee places. barefoot coffee roasters in santa clara. Is their sign in comic sans? (for the record, I’m ok with comic sans. Looking at this pictures also reminds me of this hilarious t-shirt.) I also appreciate the Freedom Burrito and House of Bagels next door, but for different reasons.
Anyways, here’s the espresso. I had their rule of thirds blend, described by barefoot as
“a bright, complex espresso. Aromas of apricot and pineapple upside down cake. Butterscotch and brown sugar in the body, with a lemon bar-like acidity and a clean finish.”
I don’t think I tasted all of that – I don’t think I ever taste all of that. but I did taste a light to medium bodied, quite bright espresso. I liked it. Jesse got a pourover of the $8 Hawaiian Ka’u Typica. Really smooth taste.
We also stopped by former Mobil gas station Roy’s Station in San Jose’s Japantown at the recommendation of a friend. I had an espresso with beans from Verve coffee roasters. It was fine, though not quite amazing. Shots pulled on what looks like a La Marzocco FB/80.
I’ll add these places to the coffee map. Finally, some south bay representation!