Release date: May 8, 2009
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is pleased to announce the opening of the Rooftop Garden Blue Bottle Coffee Bar. The Rooftop Garden will not only serve as a dynamic space for showcasing SFMOMA's ever-expanding collection of modern and contemporary sculpture, but it will also provide visitors with a place for reflection, relaxation, interaction, and now, refreshment. The Rooftop Garden Blue Bottle Coffee Bar will open on May 14, 2009.
The Rooftop Garden, which is partially covered but primarily open air, adds 14,400 square feet to the museum. On its western side, the space shares a panoramic glass wall with the museum's fifth-floor galleries, which overlook the art in the garden. Access to the Rooftop Garden is via an enclosed glass-and-steel bridge.
The Rooftop Garden Blue Bottle Coffee Bar will serve espresso, macchiato, cappuccino, caffè latte, caffè mocha, and affogatto made using an ornate espresso maker from Amsterdam and served in custom-designed cups by Heath Ceramics. The Coffee Bar will also serve New Orleans–style iced coffee, hot chocolate, tea, apple juice, lemonade, and bottled water. The Coffee Bar will also feature products from other local vendors, including milk from Clover Organic Farms, chocolate from Rechuitti chocolate, and Humphry Slocombe ice cream.
The Rooftop Garden Blue Bottle Coffee Bar will be open daily (except Wednesdays) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and open late on Thursdays until 8 p.m. in the summer. During the museum's winter hours (Labor day through Memorial Day), the bar will open at 11 a.m.
About Blue Bottle Coffee Co.
Blue Bottle Coffee Co. takes a hands-on approach to every step of artisan micro-roasting to discover and preserve the true nature of excellent coffee. They use only the finest certified organic coffees, and when available, coffees that are farmed traditionally without pesticides. After roasting, coffee beans exhale carbon dioxide for several hours. Instead of keeping the Blue Bottle beans in bins, they are mixed in blends and bagged within four hours to harness carbon dioxide and keep oxygen (and oxidation) out of the bags. Blue Bottle never pre-blends their coffees, thus assuring the ideal roast profile for each bean. All varietals are roasted individually and then mixed into the blends, producing an award-winning cup of coffee.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Founded in 1935 as the first West Coast museum devoted to modern and contemporary art, SFMOMA is currently undergoing a major expansion project that will significantly enhance gallery, education, and public spaces, enabling the museum to better showcase more of its expanded permanent collection. While the museum is temporarily closed for construction, through 2016, SFMOMA is “on the go” with an extensive array of off-site programming across the Bay Area, including collaborative and traveling museum exhibitions, major outdoor projects and commissioned installations, and new education initiatives.
Visit sfmoma.org or call 415.357.4000 for more information.