Blue Bottle Coffee Co.'s newest shop—no doubt one of many more planned in the era of venture-capital-infused cappuccinos—brings a coffee experience to New York City that it (and most anywhere else in this country) hasn't often seen before.
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While once the word latte only meant one thing—the traditional drink made with espresso and steamed milk—the category has expanded quite a bit. But we're OK with this transformation—as long as there are as many delicious incarnations as there are misguided eggnog-pumpkin-soy sugar bombs. Here are five delicious lattes we've enjoyed in San Francisco.
The playing field of cool brewed coffee has widened considerably since the days when espresso over ice was the only option. From industrial plastic tubs to mesmerizing chemistry-set corkscrew drippers, cold brew is in full summer effect. Whether you're toting a cup of melting ice cubes to the park, or bringing home a handsome bottle to nurse all week long, you want your coffee cold? Baby, you've got options.