Best espresso drinks in the Bay Area…

…and the US.

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I had this wonderful beverage at Barefoot Coffee Roasters in Santa Clara. These guys are fanatics about great coffee. I’ve been going to them for over a year now. Strangely, I found out about them from someone in Texas from an online coffee forum. I currently get all my espresso from them for pulling shots at home.

I also wanted to congratulate them for being named as one of the top coffee roasters in the country by Food and Wine magazine. Also on the list is another favorite of mine, Intelligentsia Coffee from Chicago.

If you’ve never had a perfect cappuccino or latte, you must stop in. Remember to drink it there since drinking the beverage from a hot mug is important. And please, try it without all the sugar. Putting all that sugar in a beverage this perfect is like making a wine spritzer out of a Chassagne Montrachet. If you must, add sugar in moderation as to not mask the wonderful natural caramel flavors often found in their espresso roasts.

If you’re in the Bay Area, these guys are worth the trip. Enjoy!

5237 Stevens Creek Blvd
Santa Clara, CA 95051
(at Lawrence Expressway off of higway 280)

Phone: 408-248-4500
Fax: 408-248-4570

Hours: Monday through Thursday, from 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Friday and Saturday, from 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday, from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm




  • E. Goh Apr 28, 2006, 5:02 pm

    Thanks 🙂

    Lucky you, Seattle has amazing espresso drinks everywhere. I hear great things about http://www.espressovivace.com . Check them out next time you are in Seattle.

  • Luz Apr 28, 2006, 4:57 pm

    WOW, makes me want to go there! I was in Seattle for both of Ottmar’s concerts and we did enjoy some great coffee there as well in the city. Nice web site!