Bird Rock Coffee Roasters
Corner of Kettner and Juniper, in the Little Italy neighborhood of San Diego
Since 2006, this local roaster has been serious about brewing excellent coffee from responsibly sourced, sustainable, direct-trade beans. Its dedication has resulted in several high-profile awards, including being selected as Roast Magazine’s Micro Coffee Roaster of the Year in 2012. The original location in Bird Rock holds sentimental value for many of the city’s coffee connoisseurs (and has comfortable seating and a chill ocean view) but the newer locations throughout San Diego have their unique charms too.