I told you that Chris is a coffee nut – here is a word from him, along with a photo of his “little bit of golden heaven.”
From Chris: Every morning at around 5 AM I wake and make myself a little bit of golden brown heaven. For years, I was constantly in the search of the perfect espresso. Unfortunately, they were hard to find even in a coffee-centric town like San Francisco. The search eventually led me to my own machine. It wasn’t cheap, but over the course of the last five years, I am sure it has paid for itself. My weekly coffee bill is $7.50 for a half pound of Blue Bottle beans, either Hayes Valley or 17 Foot Ceiling. Additionally, I also have perfected my espresso granita, one of my favorite WOW desserts. If you long for a little bit of golden heaven, come on out to SF and I’ll fix you up.
The Left Coast Choate
PS – I will give you one tip for the perfect espresso – get a terrific grinder!