Category Archives: Bird Rock

Fresh Roasted Success

I wondered if the little cloudburst earlier today would erase the happy chalked message that appeared in front of Bird Rock Coffee Roasters last weekend. But when I braved the drizzle to get my morning caffeine fix, the sign was still … Continue reading

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Disappearing Act

As if Sunday’s quake weren’t enough to remind us of the instability of our world, the San Diego Union’s article yesterday about the ongoing shrinkage of Bird Rock in southern La Jolla provided another jolt. I drove to the end of Bird … Continue reading

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First American Margarita?

Could the first American version of the margarita truly have been served on the current site of La Jolla United Methodist Church? That’s the story recounted on the wall of the newly inaugurated Bird Rock History Museum (located within the Bird Rock … Continue reading

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Cupping

   For people who work in the coffee trade, evaluating the quality of any given bean is a lot more complicated than simply brewing up a pot and taking a sip. To evaluate a given coffee’s flavor and aroma, pros … Continue reading

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Brewing a Sense of Community

As I write this, it’s 3 p.m. on a May-gray Thursday afternoon — the deadest time of the week at Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, by my reckoning — and it still feels like a sociable place to be taking a … Continue reading

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