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Coffee in the Time of Shelter in Place

In October 2011 we started our tradition of visiting a different coffee shop each month.  On March 15, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom called for seniors to to stay at home because of COVID19 and four days later called for all … Continue reading

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Preserving History While Making Great Coffee!

Better Buzz Coffee Roasters 801 University San Diego, CA 92103 619-269-2740                                                    open daily 6:00am-9:00pm It was a rainy Monday morning when we set out for our monthly coffee. Our first choice didn’t have indoor seating so we moved … Continue reading

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Coffee Roaster of 2019*

Mostra Coffee 12045 Carmel Mountain Road #302 San Diego, CA 92128 858-304-0061 Monday – Saturday 6:00AM to 5:00PM Sunday 7:00AM to 5:00PM (Plenty of free parking) This month’s coffee shop marks our 99th coffee outing since our “official” monthly … Continue reading

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Go for the coffee, stay for the wood…

Claro Coffee 5334 Banks St. (off Sherman in the Morena District) San Diego, CA  92110 Go for the coffee, but stay for the wood…the woodwork of Made Lumber Supply, that is. They are occupants of the same space & … Continue reading

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Go and Drink Up the Experience!

The Invigatorium 631 Ninth Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 7AM to 4:30PM Daily I’ll start with “Wow!” In October we start our ninth year investigating a different San Diego coffee shop each month so we’ve seen an abundance … Continue reading

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CBD Coffee

La Marque Cafe 3590 5th Ave. (near Brookes Ave.) San Diego, CA 92103 619-550-5397 La Marque is French for brand. Their mission is to offer multiple brands of coffee such as Intelligentsia, Bird Rock, Café Moto, Lavazza, and more. … Continue reading

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Soft Serve Coffee: Lick Like No One’s Watching

Better Buzz Coffee 822 Grand Ave. San Diego, 92109 Open Daily 5AM to 9PM 858-273-2899 We’ve been to several Better Buzz coffee shops and have enjoyed watching this local business grow, but when we learned another Better Buzz opened … Continue reading

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Coffee Good Enough for a Smuggler

Baba Coffee 2727 State Street, #100 Carlsbad, CA 92009 760-994-0666 Open 6 to 6, 7 days a week This month’s adventure took us north to Carlsbad where we visited Baba, a coffee shop we’ve heard lots of buzz about. … Continue reading

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A Place to Chill

Cool Down Coffee, 750 E. St. (at I-5 exit E St.) Chula Vista, CA 91910 Need a place to cool down after a run or just chill after a stressful day at work? This is the place for you! … Continue reading

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Blue Bottle Has Arrived in San Diego

One Paseo Place 3725 Paseo Place, Unit 1060 San Diego, CA 92130 open 7AM to 7PM Blue Bottle Coffee was started in early 2000s, but they have grown to a network of cafes across the United States and Japan. … Continue reading

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