thank you.

March 27, 2020
hi everyone,
we just wanted to write a little note of thanks for all of the support--we are so grateful for all of the ways we have seen our community come together. thank you for the donations to the employee relief fund, thank you for purchasing gift cards and subscriptions and thank you for coming in for coffee. we couldn't do any of this without our dedicated employees and our steadfast customers. thank you with all our hearts.
we are roasting and shipping on our regular schedule and fourbarrel valencia and the mill are open daily from 8-2. we have whole beans, coffee drinks, fresh josey baker bread, some pastries and some pantry items. we're serving take-out style through our front door and we're asking that customers please be mindful of the social distancing 6 ft. rule in line. we appreciate your patience and understanding while we make your lattes.
we'll keep you posted here as things evolve. we're in this together, and so grateful that we are.
love,
four barrel
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Four Barrel Coffee Featured artist Alexander Rohrig embraces the ordinary and faces the familiar.

Four Barrel Coffee Featured artist Alexander Rohrig embraces the ordinary and faces the familiar

We love the colorful, stylized, and sometimes playful paintings of Bay Area artist Alexander Rohrig- so much so that we’ve printed seven of them on the labels of our newest coffees. Alexander was kind enough to speak with us about his art practice, which is based in nearby Pescadero, CA:

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dear friends

June 19, 2019

dear friends,

 

maybe the heavy clouds don't know it's almost summer, but the passionflower in the backyard does, showy and persistent with its soft blossoms. the azaleas know it too, somewhere deep in their roots, and all around, the green plants are pushing up through the dirt with their gentle reminders: renewal, growth, possibility.

 

tal and i have had our heads down for a little more than a year now, working with quiet diligence to stabilize, mend and reimagine four barrel. the fact that we have the opportunity to do this at all is a gift from the... read more...

Four Barrel Coffee Featured Artist Rachel Sager is anything but subtle.

Four Barrel Coffee Featured Artist Rachel Sager is anything but subtle.


California Bay Area painter Rachel Sager created the art for the latest septet of Four Barrel bags. We stole a few minutes from her to discuss the boiling point of blood, the self-indulgence of She-Ra, and coffee.

“I am most definitely creating imagery of natural and 'unnatural' occurrences that aim to create dissonance within the viewer, that might trigger a sort of innate reaction, possibly reminiscent of awe and terror.”

That’s a lot to pack into that little square on a coffee bag, isn’t it?

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