When you think of craft brews in San Diego the first thing that comes to mind is beer, of course, but the craft-coffee-roasting scene all over the county is really starting to percolate. Here are eight that should not be missed:
This May, the former owner of Roast Coach Coffee Bar opened Holsem Coffee, one of the newest spots in town to get your caffeine fix. This place is all about quality, sparing no expense to source the highest-grade beans from all over the globe. This small-batch roaster offers seven roasts daily like Yirgacheffe, Sidamo, and its own Holsem Blend. All of you beer people will love that they have a 15-tap system that pours a selection of cold brew on nitro.
Also, a nod to the pour-over shaken coffee drinks at Roast Coach, Holsem serves 18 non-alcoholic blended, shaken, and mixed "coffee parlour cocktails" like banana bread (cold brew, banana milk, cinnamon, honey) and lavender (dark chocolate, lavender confetti, milk). These are made from all-natural, house-made nut milks, malts, fruit purées, and syrups created with evaporated cane sugar.