Can It, Cold

January 14, 2019

cans on blackIt's brewed hot, then immediately cooled and coolly captured. In a can. We hinted at our secret system back in 2017.

Now it's here.  

If you live in the Bay Area, maybe you’ve already tasted Four Barrel Cold Coffee from a keg. So we won’t bother with the sales pitch… except to emphasize that this is not cold brew.

So it's not cold brew, but it is cold coffee. And unlike other canned flash brews, these are single-source cans, emphasizing and crediting the co-ops and... read more...

Four Barrel Coffee featured artist Alice J Blaschke doesn't need to see things that don't exist.

Oregon artist Alice Jane Blaschke (née Marshall) illustrated the latest trio of Four Barrel bags. So we wrote to her on her web site… and she wrote back! Here’s what she said about art, nature, goodness, and coffee:

“I am forever practicing how to draw real things in nature as anatomically accurate as possible so the drawings can be an homage to the mind-blowing natural world. There's no need to make anything up.”

What about a giant, truck-sized orange spider that is also... read more...

A flag flies in the roastery

November 26, 2018
A flag flies in the roastery

Maybe you’ve noticed there’s a new flag hanging in the café / roastery. A nice history of the flag itself appears... HERE.


We’re flying it to show support and welcome to all our patrons, friends, colleagues, partners, neighbors, and family. However you identify yourself, you are welcome here.
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Speaking of the cafes... Do you know any baristas? We’ll bet you do. As we continue to open up avenues for leadership and collaboration, this is the perfect time to welcome a new colleague or two.

To apply for a job, please email... read more...

Good Morning, Beautiful Coffee People. Monday, October 22 happens to be the last day to register to vote in California for next month’s election. To ensure that you’re registered at your current address in mere seconds, visit Rock the Vote HERE.

Monday, October 22 also happens to be our colleague appreciation day. The Mill, along with the Valencia Street café/roastery and the Four Barrel Portola neighborhood outpost, will close at 2pm on Monday, Oct. 22.

We’re going to take an afternoon off in Golden Gate Park to appreciate each other and our city.... read more...