Monday, April 5, 2010

Blue Bottle Coffee Co.

An Oakland based coffee roaster, delivering only the freshest coffee less than 48 hours out of the roaster to ensure peak flavor. Using only top quality organic, pesticide-free, shade grown coffee beans from around the world, and brewed with extreme care, Blue Bottle Coffee is hailed as “The Ultimate Cup of Coffee by Bay Area enthusiasts.

At Maison d’Etre you can purchase half-pound bags of whole coffee beans, all best brewed by drip or French press. Orders are placed every Tuesday and Saturday, delivered within one day, to ensure the freshest blends. Environmentally responsible production & packaging includes compostable/recyclable coffee bags

Blue Bottle Coffee Co., inspired by and named after the first coffee shop in Central Europe, The Blue Bottle and its humble beginnings. (History as found on

In the late 1600s, the Turkish army swept across much of Eastern and Central Europe, arriving at Vienna in 1683. Besieged and desperate the Viennese needed an emissary who could pass through Turkish lines to get a message to the nearby Polish troops. Franz George Kolshitsky, who spoke Turkish and Arabic, took on the assignment disguised in a Turkish uniform. After many perilous close calls, Kolshitsky completed his valiant deed, returning to give the Viennese the news of the Poles' imminent rescue of their city. Kolshitsky was handsomely rewarded by the mayor of Vienna for his role in repelling Turkish soldiers, with which he purchased the Turkish coffee left from the invaders and opened the historic Blue Bottle coffee shop.