Ritual Coffee Roasters

1026 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94110

Phone: (415) 641-1024

Official Website

User Votes: 87

It didn't take long for Ritual Coffee Roasters to get accustomed to having a line of cool hipsters wrapped around its Mission store when it opened its door in 2005. Ritual brings the same wine maker approach that Blue Bottle does to coffee making but they have been able to maintain their cool kid appeal. Ritual baristas go through a coffee training camp where they learn to only blend a limited amount of beans every week and cut off orders by noon every Sunday. And while Ritual has also drawn national attention -- from the likes of the Los Angeles Times for its tireless search for the best single origin beans -- it makes an effort to stay organic and serve only in-season beans.

  • bumpanella Ritual has vastly better roasting technique and beans in general by comparison. GO RITUAL Wednesday, Jun 10 at 8:10 AM
  • Steves They have the sourcing, they have the baristas, and they have more transparency than Blue Bottle. Rock it! Tuesday, Jun 9 at 12:05 PM
  • Marcus They might have sass, but what matters is in the cup! RitRo all the way! Tuesday, Jun 9 at 11:54 AM
  • ChrisG Ritual cares about the farmer. Does Blue Bottles? Tuesday, Jun 9 at 11:31 AM
  • Connie C There was a time when I would have voted BB, but not since ritual started using their sweet tooth espresso- plus ritual's baristas are not only talented, they are often times attractive too. Tuesday, Jun 9 at 11:28 AM