Each month we work with a different coffee roaster to make sure that the first coffee of your weekend brunch is the best coffee you’ve had all week. In fact, we go to great lengths to choose a bean to be served exclusively at brunch, where we brew the coffee via v60 pour-over—a slow and precise method of brewing that extracts the flavors and aromas of the beans like no other.
Then, we have the kitchen invent a delicious pastry that perfectly suits the brew, and even the bar offers an homage: a coffee cocktail with that month’s bean as base spirit. To top it all off, we gave this elaborate tribute to one lil’ ol’ bean a long, fancy name: Trenchermen Roaster’s Series! It’s a surround-sound coffee experience that’s impossible to find at any other brunch in town.
The mosaic entryway of Sightglass’ coffee shop in San Francisco’s Mission District is the first sign that you’re about the walk into a clean, welcoming, vintage-feeling cafe. But isn’t that kind of de rigueur for San Francisco? What sets this coffee shop apart from every other Bay Area coffee shop? Well, a few things: Family. Tireless work. Small production methods. With those values, this sibling-owned coffee company is able to perfect every batch and adjust their methods accordingly. The result is a constantly improving product.
Sightglass Coffee considers themselves intuitive when it comes to picking and choosing the best “seasonal” product. By maintaining close attention to the detail of every aspect of their process, they are able to provide us the best selection in every cup — even all the way out here in Chicago.
The siblings named their coffee company after their roaster’s viewing window, which shows exactly what is going on behind the scenes. It’s that thinking that also informs their belief in transparency: each cup deserves a story that is easily read by the consumer — from where the bean was grown, processed, roasted — all the way until it’s poured into your mug.
It’s because of all those things that Trenchermen is so excited to partner with Sightglass for May’s Roasters Series! Stay tuned for bean details, pastry particulars, and even a coffee cocktail!