February News

Farley’s SF is Turning 30!

Our plans for the big day are coming together. We’re so excited to have a full day of music with many of our friends and artists who have played with us through the years. Many of them have helped us truly create the Community in a Cup environment, as have all of you. We hope we’ll see you on March 17th for the big party.

Love is in the air, or is that just the smell of coffee? Either way, we love it. We are officially a month in to 2019. Resolutions holding strong out there? Some of ours are to be kind to our neighbors, care for the community, and cherish each customer interaction. So far, we feel we are on track!

Farley’s East Featured Roaster: Flywheel Coffee Roasters

Founder/builder/roaster/father of three/husband of one, Aquiles Guerrero was born in a coffee farm in Nicaragua, grew up picking coffee, was a barista by the age of twelve, roaster by eighteen, and attended Capuchino High School, where he met his wife Marissa (no really, you couldn’t make this stuff up if you tried). His coffee experience is deeply rooted, one that began in San Francisco in the late eighties at his family’s coffee shop Martha and Bros. Coffee.Flywheel Coffee Roasters is family owned and operated in San Francisco’s historic Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. We’re located directly in front of Golden Gate Park and right next door to Whole Foods.Combining a lifetime dedication to the craft of coffee with a relentless pursuit of perfection, it is our passion to bring you a cup of excellence.


Farley’s East Nonprofit of the Month: Super Stars

Happy Hour Event: February 21, 8-11 am
Super Stars Literacy is a small non-profit that partners with Title 1 schools in Oakland and who’s goal is to get students reading at grade level by 3rd grade. Our services, which come at no expense to parents, consist of daytime small group literacy intervention as well as three after school classes per school. This is made possible by our amazing AmeriCorps members, fulfilling their year/s of service. While our emphasis lies in literacy, we also emphasize social emotional learning in order to build strong communities among our schools.


Farley’s East Artist of the Month: Imara McMillan

Instagram: @mcm.mara
Imara Jahaan McMillan is a multi faceted artist born to Bay Area and LA natives. She grew up in Oakland, CA where her mother encouraged her to create whatever her heart desired. While growing up in the cultural melting pot of the Bay Area, she was exposed to many art mediums in the various museums, opera houses, symphonies, and galleries she would visit with her grandmother and sister. She was always intrigued by the similarities and differences presented when she looked at art in a gallery versus the murals she gazed upon, tall enough to cover entire buildings in Downtown Oakland. This melding of aesthetics, of the pretty and the ugly, has helped to shape the artist Imara is today.

Imara attended Oakland School for the Arts where she was given the tools to express herself to and with her peers. Her studies there helped her understand what creating art on a grander scale looked and felt like, and she fell in love with her ability to make people feel something, (whether good or bad) through the use of her artistic talents. Following the completion of her high school career, she moved to New York City to study Fashion Design at Parsons School of Design, where she honed her artistic abilities and continued to grow into her womanhood. She has since graduated with her BFA and relocated back to the Bay Area.

Imara — meaning “to stand firm” in Swahili — has come to make art with the intention of making others feel something. She acknowledges that regardless of her intentions, that feeling will vary amongst individuals based on their experiences, and finds beauty in knowing that. Although her art has taken on various faces throughout the years, it has always been a visual representation of her emotions bleeding out on to paper. She tells a story of the unconditional love and heartache that is forever etched into the hands that do her bidding. She has been influenced by artists both contemporary and traditional, but will forever look to the faces of the people she sees everyday as she looks for beauty in the most ordinary of places. As of late, her art has been focused on showcasing the beauty that seeps from the female body.

This current series of art hones in on the exploration of the human body, where Imara attempts to make sense of how we view ourselves versus how we actually look. She plays with the idea of perfection being that which is completely and honestly imperfect, and makes the viewer question their own ideals surrounding what they deem beautiful. As a Black Woman, she feels the responsibility to use her art to push boundaries and make people feel something, even if that feeling is discomfort, and she will continue to do so in places and space both big and small.


Farley’s SF Artist of the Month: Edda Davila

To promote and share awareness of my artistic vision. To illustrate trough my paintings the ideals of love, femininity, sex and beauty to capture minds of my audience.

Instagram: eddamdavila


Farley’s SF Window Boxes: Kim de Haan

A collection of small intricate pencil drawings from an ongoing project called ‘three x three’. The drawings feature flora and fauna registered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. A percentage from all art sales will be donated to the IUCN to support their amazing work.


Farley’s Events

Farley’s East

Thursday, February 21: Happy Hour Event for Super Stars, 8-11 am

Farley’s East is looking for nonprofits and artists to display in the window boxes and the walls. If you’re interested, please email jillian@farleyscoffee.com.

Farley’s SF

Monday, February 4: Live music and CD release party for Captain Casual, 7:30-9:00 pm.

Wednesday, February 6: Live Music by local Potrero Hill resident Daniel Berkman. Berkman is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and innovator of the kora (a 21-stringed harp/lute from West Africa), 7:30-9:00 pm.

Friday, February 8: Stand up comedy with MC Sergio Novoa, 7:30-9:00 pm.

Wednesday, February 13: Live music by the ever-popular Soul Delights. Join us for a lively performance, 7:30-9:00 pm.

Thursday, February 14: Live music by James Everett, an R&B, Jazz and pop singer and performer, 7:30-9:00 pm.

Saturday, February 16: Live music by Marc Maynon and CD Onofrio, performing folk music, 7:30-9:00 pm.

Thursday, February 21: Live music by Kevin Patrick McGee, performing originals and select covers from the 1960’s to the present, 7:30-9:00 pm.

Friday, February 22: Live music by Gemma Bouck, 7:30-9:00 pm.

Saturday, February 23: Live Flamenco dancing by local Potrero Hill resident Damien Alvarez, 7:30-9:00 pm.

Wednesday, February 27: Live music by GT2+1, playing music of the 20th Century — Beatles, Eagles, Simon & Garfunkel, Clapton, Dylan, Van Morrison — a juicy assortment of tunes, featuring the song stylings of Ms Alyssa Cox, 7:30-9:00 pm.

Farley’s SF is looking for nonprofits and artists to display in the window boxes. If you’re interested, please email darby@farleyscoffee.com.