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Saturday, January 15, 2022


What attracted online daily magazine's coffee guru (the honorable Holden DeMayo, esq.) was the fact this operation in East Bay (San Francisco region) roasts its coffee on the premises. 

OK, a lot of folks in the trade do that but Pacific Bay Coffee also offers seasonal beans. For example, Jamaica Blue Mountain from the Clydesdale Estates (not cheap) but available now. And it includes big blue as a 12oz pour over for $10. 

This modern design shop is closed on weekends, which doesn’t do much for the tourist trade, but to each their own operating hours. But it has parking out front, which is a plus in traffic-clogged Bay Area suburbs. 

Cold Coffee Tower

Pacific Bay specializes in syphon pot coffee, Kyoto-style 24-hour cold brew iced coffee in a glass coffee tower (above) and Japanese-style pour-over. Lots of teas, too. Golden Bean North America Roaster’s Competition names Pacific Bay one of the top 30 roasters in North America. 

Where: 1495 Newell Avenue, Walnut Creek, CA Hours: M-F 6:30 am to 2:30 pm Closed Sat. & Sun. 

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