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Perks plentiful in West Coast s coffee capital

Mar 10, 2019 - The San Francisco Chronicle

According to my own unscientific research, if you're reading this column, you're probably drinking a cup of coffee. Words and coffee go together, so here are some words about coffee.

We will make the case that the Bay Area is the coffee capital of the West. Not Seattle, that rainy upstart to the north, or Los Angeles, that sunny megacity to the south.

The first cup of restaurant coffee in the West was served in San Francisco in 1846; the first commercially roasted coffee was produced...