SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – Mission-based coffee roaster Linea is delighted to announce an expansion into Potrero Hill with a 5,000-square-foot roastery café slated to open June 1.
Linea’s new Mariposa Street location will feature a café with indoor seating for up to 60 as well as additional sidewalk seating, and will allow expansion of the company’s roasting operations, currently housed in Oakland, to San Francisco. Linea Potrero Hill will offer the same award-winning coffees as its 18th Street location, along with pastries from Dogpatch baker, Neighbor Bakehouse, whole leaf teas from Song Tea and matcha from Mizuba, and organic milk and alternative milk options from Straus Family Creamery and Oatly.
The artisan roaster’s new location occupies a dream roasting space most recently operated by Intelligentsia Coffee, and comes already outfitted with a vintage German Probat UG-22 coffee roaster. The facility—used formerly as a private coffee lab—will retain its use as an educational space for wholesale customers and coffee enthusiasts, but will be updated to provide a public space for café patrons and retail sales,
and will include new additions such as a barista-ergonomic La Marzocco KB-90 espresso machine.
Linea is the most recent project from esteemed coffee roaster Andrew Barnett (formerly of Ecco Caffè and Intelligentsia). Its first location opened in 2013 on 18th Street, just steps from Mission Street. The boutique roaster focuses on exceptional, sweetness-forward coffees and has been named one of Food & Wine Magazine’s Best 11 Indie Coffee Shops in America, San Francisco Magazine’s Best Espresso and a Thrillist Best New Coffee Roaster.
“It’s always been my dream to roast coffee in San Francisco, and to have a place where we could create an experience where our guests can see and smell beautiful coffees being roasted, and appreciate the finished product all at the same time,” says Barnett.
To bring his vision to life in Potrero Hill is especially meaningful. “I love the area,” says Barnett, a former resident of the neighborhood. “I’m excited to serve the people of Potrero Hill. It’s a vibrant mix of young urban artists and professionals, alongside folks who’ve nurtured this unique community for many years.”
For more information, contact Andrew Barnett at firstname.lastname@example.org.