Zagat Names Bird Rock Coffee Roasters to List of "Hottest Coffee Shops in 15 U.S. Cities"

March 1, 2014

Zagat’s annual “Coffee Week” feature named local San Diego business, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, as one of the “hottest coffee shops in 15 U.S. cities” this week as well as one of the top 10 “perfect cups of coffee in San Diego.” The article say’s that Bird Rock is “a popular spot for locals and visitors and the recipient of many national awards including 2013's top 30 coffee shops by Coffee Review. All coffee drinks are crafted using free-trade beans that are roasted on-site.”
“We are proud to be recognized by Zagat as one of the hottest coffee shops in San Diego,” said Chuck Patton, owner of Bird Rock Coffee Roasters. “Zagat is a well respected guide, and we hope to be featured again next year.” 

Bird Rock’s Monkey Bite Espresso was featured in the article, and was reviewed as having “undertones of dates and blackberries (that) make it memorable. “ The Monkey Bite is a seasonal espresso that is a blend of coffees from Africa, Indonesia, and South America and is available for $1.85 a cup at the café, or customers can enjoy it at home with a bag for $16.75.

Recognized as Roaster of the Year in 2012, a national once-in-a-lifetime award, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters (BRCR) is proud to have put premiere coffee on the map in San Diego.  A regular contributor to the international coffee industry, a consistent winner of multiple awards above the score of 90 from Coffee Review and with a Q-Grader certified roaster on site, The Bird Rock Coffee Roaster staff is sought after throughout the world for their coffee expertise.  Going beyond the perfect latte, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters has the top quality Roaster on site, a pour-over bar featuring the top seasonal varietals, weekly cuppings open to the public for a sneak peak into the newest offerings, and a deep dive into the selection process and all things coffee. Bird Rock Coffee Roasters goes beyond the confines of the fair trade structure and engages in direct trade with farmers, and is proud to serve the best green coffee, prepared with the utmost respect to those who grew it.

Bird Rock Coffee Roasters is located at 5627 La Jolla Blvd. in San Diego's Bird Rock neighborhood, with a second location soon to open in Little Italy. For more information, please visit
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