Signature drinks and roasts: Linea espresso
This Mission coffee bar served waffles and salads before it ever served coffee, which tells you something about the all-encompassing experience Ecco Caffe founder Andrew Barnett was trying to create when he opened Linea in 2013. Eventually Barnett, who has judged both the Cup of Excellence and World Barista Championship, capitulated to the drip coffee crowd, bringing in micro batches from Brazil, Ethiopia, Guatemala, and El Salvador, as well as an ever-controversial decaf blend.
“Old-school espresso and AeroPress options, nice coffees, and great waffles.” -- Christopher Griffin
“I recently learned more about the Italian inspiration from speaking with Andrew Barnett and have come to appreciate the balanced espresso blend that goes well with or without milk.” -- Pamela Ocampo
“I worked with Andrew Barnett for a little while, and my love for espresso took on a new form while I was around him. He not only dreams of the stuff, he really lives for it.” -- Tom Baker