Blue Bottle Profile in the Wall Street Journal

Posted on February 2, 2012 by

Mr. Freeman, a native of Northern California who began Blue Bottle after he “washed out” of playing the clarinet in local symphonies, began serving his first cups of slow coffee at a local farmers’ market in 2002, relying on a small batch roaster for his beans. Blue Bottle’s name is an homage to Jerzy Franciszek Kulczycki, who became a hero in Vienna in the 17th century for his role in fending off an invasion by the Ottoman Empire. He used the money he was given for helping save Vienna to open a coffee shop whose name roughly translates to “House to the Blue Bottle.”

Nice piece about nice people.

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