January News

Welcome to 2018!

Many of us are happy to start a new year and put last year behind us. We hope you can all find something to be appreciative for last year and do what you can to make 2018 even better! At Farley’s, we are looking forward to continue brightening everyone’s day with an exquisite cup of coffee, tasty treats and delicious food. We will continue working to contribute to the community and offer interesting events and opportunities for people to be engaged. If you would like to see any events or have any other ideas on making Farley’s a better place, send your thoughts our way. Always happy to hear from you, our loyal newsletter subscribers!

Happy New Year!

Coffee at Farley’s keeps getting better!

Hopefully you’ve tried a couple of our Single Origin offerings.
What is Single Origin Coffee exactly?
It’s simply coffee, with one origin.

The origin could be the region that the coffee was grown, or the farm at which the coffee was grown. These coffees highlight specific flavor notes directly related to the region.

When we taste coffees, we taste Single Origins, specifically, so we can get to know that coffee profile best. From there, we can build flavor by roasting lighter, or darker, and mixing different regions of coffee to create a specific flavor.

Our current Single Origin offerings and their flavor profiles are:

  • Guatemala, Huehuetenango: chocolate and citrus, full creamy body, with bright acidity.
  • Brazil: Minas Gerais: vanilla and almond, full body with mild acidity.
  • Ethiopia, Yirgacheffe: citrus and caramel, floral, textured mouthfeel with tangy acidity.
  • Ethiopia Sidamo: citrus and stonefruit, caramel and cocoa, moderate body, with lively acidity.

You can pick these up, along with our House Blend, everyday at Farley’s SF, and Farley’s East in Oakland!

*Farley’s East! January featured roaster: Rhetoric Coffee. Roasted in Oakland! Come check out our featured roaster, we offer retail bags, and pour overs of their delicious offerings!

Farley’s East Artist of the Month: Claire Fishler

Claire Fishler is an oil painter and software manager in San Francisco. Her collaged works explore piecing yourself together from identity constructs not originally your own; the spiral series explores the notion of pivoting to find balance. The girls are mixed media (oil paint, giclee, magazine paper) and the spiral series are limited edition prints from oil paintings.

Farley’s SF Artist of the Month: Karolina Zapolska

enjoy the process of hunting for that moment and waiting for the gift that only film can bring.

Bio: I was born in Poland and educated in Poland & Denmark. My interest in photography began at the age of 11 when I found my parents’ old camera in their basement. Through experimentation I taught myself how to take pictures, judge exposure and make prints. Although my first job was at a photo studio, I didn’t study photography but instead studied music, business studies and performance art. I love challenges that broaden my experience. This is why I moved from Denmark to the United States in 2013. I’m currently based in San Francisco. Today I work as a professional photographer bringing together my music experience, backgrounds in business communications, marketing and performance design into my photographic works. I still love taking pictures with analog cameras. I simply enjoy the feel and look of film and I love the camera click sound! My favorite films are Kodak Portra and Ilford Delta 100 PRO. I have both; 35mm film’s and a medium format cameras but my favourite is Mamiya 7 with 80mm lens.


Farley’s East Non-Profit of the Month: PALS East Bay

PALS East Bay is a nonprofit animal welfare organization committed to: helping East Bay pet owners who have fallen on hard times keep their pets, including monthly free wellness clinics and spay/neuter support; maintaining a Rainbow Bridge Fund to help dogs at their end of their life find ‘fospice’ (foster hospice) homes; and provide support and coordination to help rescue East Bay dogs and cats.

Farley’s SF Window Boxes: Rob Jackson

Farley’s East Events

Thursday, January 11: Non-profit Happy Hour for PALS East Bay, 5-9 pm.

Thursday, January 18InsideStorytimeEXPOSURE will feature readings from Vanessa Hua (Deceit and Other Possibilities), Chiyuma Elliott (California Winter League), Ross Simonini (The Book of Formation), Neil Uzzell, and Tatyana Sundeyeva-Orozco, 7-9 pm.

Farley’s SF Events

Thursday, January 4: Live Music by Bum Wagler & The Tune Wranglers. Playing original tunes in the Honky Tonk country vein, 7:30-9:00 pm!

Monday, January 15: Live Music by EJ Mathews band. They play blues music and were voted, breakout artist of the year for 2017 by Living Blues magazine, 7:30-9:00 pm!

Tuesday, January 16: 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!

Wednesday, January 17: Live Music by the ever-popular Soul Delights. Join us for a lively performance, 7:30-9:00 pm!

Wednesday, January 24: Potrero Hill Book Club, reading and welcome to all, The Remains of a Day” by Kazuo Ishiguro, 7:00 pm.

Sunday, January 28: Farley’s Cafe Radio Live, 4-5:30 pm.

Farley’s SF is in looking for artists, non-profits, collectors, or any type of display you’d like to share in the window boxes in 2018. If you’re interested, please emaildarby@farleyscoffee.com.