December News

Happy Holidays!

Join us all December — open every day except Christmas.

Cafe News

Winter is upon us! Finally some feeling of seasonal change. There is always so much to look forward to during this time of year. Cozy sweaters, warm coffee mugs, comforting soups and so much more. Farley’s has a lot to offer the community this time of year. A nice peaceful place to sit with friends, over a hot drink, and delicious food. We will have great retail on our walls too! Hydroflasks, mugs, coffee brewing equipment, and of course, your favorite Farley’s Coffees! We also proudly introduce our new Holiday Blend! Come to the cafe as we will be serving this special blend all December and January.

Holiday Blend!

A cup of coffee on a bitterly cold San Francisco morning can make all the difference. This Holiday Blend was mixed to bring out some of what we associate most with Fall and Winter. Cinnamon, Pear, Chocolate and Spice. Enjoy this cup with a loved one near and may it keep you both warm through the end of the year.

Once I learned that it was possible to roast coffee on a standard cast iron skillet or popcorn popper, I knew I had to give it a try. Many batches later and after several taste tests the product was something to be shared with family and friends! Working with our roaster has helped to deepen the knowledge and understanding of how much work goes into every cup. From the challenge of yielding a good crop to the roaster tasting each batch, I’ve grown to respect the process and will continue to appreciate the mighty coffee bean and all that goes into it’s journey. –Hunter Ridenour, Farley’s SF Barista and Aspiring Roaster

Farley’s East Featured Roaster: Linea Coffee

Andrew Barnett spends a great deal of his time tasting and rating coffees with the best tasters (cuppers) at annual Cup of Excellence tastings and building personal relationships with top growers in Brazil, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Ethiopia.

Master Roaster, Andrew Barnett and his staff carefully roast each batch of coffee beans. “I want to turn people on to the flavors of the world’s finest coffees,” says Barnett. “There are flavors out there in perfectly roasted and prepared coffee that blow people’s minds. Great coffee should be naturally sweet, balanced, complex and elegant, much like the world’s finest wines and chocolates.”

Farley’s East Nonprofit of the Month: 1951 Coffee

Nonprofit Happy Hour: December 13, 8 am – 11 am
1951 Coffee is a non-profit specialty coffee organization seeking to promote the well-being of the refugee community in the San Francisco Bay Area by providing job training and employment to refugees and asylees while educating the surrounding community about refugee life and issues.

In 1951 the United Nations first defined and set forth guidelines for the protection of refugees. These protections were further expanded in the 1967 Protocols giving the UNHCR a global mandate.

1951 Coffee Company was founded in 2015 in the spirit of these conventions to give refugees being resettled in the San Francisco Bay Area assistance in starting their new lives through training and employment in the rapidly expanding coffee industry.

Farley’s East Artist of the Month: Dave Platford

Artist Statement:
“The innovative fusion of nature and technology is my expression of the world today.”

“Datsuzoku” is a principle of Zen aesthetics, signifying an unconventional breakthrough, an escape from the mundane, or transcendence from the ordinary. It is the feeling of surprise, freedom, and amazement, an awakening from which creativity and resourcefulness emerge.

 

Farley’s SF Artist of the Month: Priya Bhatia

I come from Mirzapur, a small town in India and grew up in a farming family. The farm was in a remote, highly forested area — with frequent sightings of panthers and bears — so I literally lived in the lap of nature.

In college, I was blessed to have been trained in the Shanti Niketan style of art, and lived in the great traditions established by the Nobel laureate, Rabindranath Tagore.

Even after marriage I continued to live at close quarters with nature. With my husband and two kids, I traversed the country, and had a full life of homemaking and amateur painting.

We had a short stint in Nigeria where the richness of colors in nature always kept me entranced. My visit to San Francisco, however, changed my love for nature into a passion. I could sit for hours in the parks in the vicinity of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Muir Woods and The Avenue of the Giants, and study the barks of the old Eucalyptus trees and Redwoods. Now, at the age of 70, we have settled in the foothills of the Himalayas, and I find that not only do I love nature, but that nature loves me too. My charcoals and paints say the rest.

Farley’s SF Window Boxes: Susan Hillyard Macro Images

This selection of macro photos, taken by Susan Hillyard, was taken for the 50-50 exhibit at the Sanchez Art Center in Pacifica. Fifty photos in fifty days.

See if you can figure out what each one is. Good luck!

Farley’s Events

Farley’s East

Thursday, December 13: Nonprofit Happy Hour for 1951 Coffee, 8 – 11 am.

Monday, Dec 24: Christmas Eve, closing at 2 pm

Tuesday, Dec 25: Christmas, closed all day

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

Wednesday, December 5: 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.

Thursday, December 6: Live music by James Everett, an R&B, Jazz and pop singer and performer, 7:30-9:00 pm.

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

Saturday, December 8: Live Music by The Batrays, a San Francisco Surf Rock Band paying special tribute to The Blue Stingrays, The Ventures, The Surfaris, The Lively Ones, and all the classic surf rock bands, 7:30-9:00 pm.

Wednesday, December 12: Live music by GT2+1 (GT-squared), playing music of the 20th Century – Beatles, Eagles, Simon & Garfunkel, Clapton, Dylan, Van Morrison-a juicy assortment of tunes, 7:30-9:00 pm.

Thursday, December 13: Live music by Ocean Shore Railroad, performing originals and select covers from the 1960’s to the present, 7:30-9:00 pm.

Friday, December 14: Live music and CD release party for Karaj, a California based singer and songwriter, 7:30-9:00 pm.

Saturday, December 15: Live music by Marc Maynon and CD Onofrio, performing folk music, 7:30-9:00 pm.

Monday, December 17: Cafe Radio Live Holiday show, 5-7 pm! Join us for another recording of the Cafe Radio podcast recorded live in Farley’s Cafe. Interviews, music and more with your hosts Hunter the Gatherer and Will Danse!

Wednesday, December 19: Live music by the ever-popular Soul Delights. Join us for a lively performance, 7:30-9:00 pm.

Thursday, December 20: Coffee painting workshop, 6:00-8:30 pm.

Monday, Dec 24: Christmas Eve, closing at 2 pm

Tuesday, Dec 25: Christmas, closed all day

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