Cold Brew Bottle

Make your own cold brew at home with Blue Bottle’s handy, foolproof Cold Brew Bottle—all you need is ground coffee beans, water and time. Made in collaboration with Japanese company Hario, the bottle is crafted from dishwasher-safe components made from glass, silicone rubber, polypropylene and polyester and has a built-in filter. Simply add ground coffee to the filter, fill the bottle with fresh water and …

Blue Bottle, Bushwick

A study in quality control at the Bay Area coffee roaster's new Brooklyn facility

With 35 locations across California, New York and Tokyo, and with nine more hitting the East Coast this year, some coffee fanatics might wonder if Oakland, CA-based Blue Bottle isn’t becoming Starbucks for the hipster generation. As we learned on a recent visit to their new cafe and roasting facility in Bushwick, Brooklyn, scaling up doesn’t mean Blue Bottle’s standards have gone mainstream. In fact, …

CH Omakase 2016: Blue Bottle Perfectly Ground Coffee

Our precisely ground, hermetically sealed, limited release collaboration

We did not suppress our surprise when Blue Bottle Coffee announced the release of Perfectly Ground—a late 2016 debut of precisely ground, hermetically sealed coffee packages. It was an unexpected move from a brand known for immediacy, vibrance and freshness—and it was only possible thanks to developments in professional-grade grinding and packaging. After sampling the coffee envelopes—and constructing our own pour-overs on the fly—we fell …