Zagat Names Bird Rock Coffee Roasters One of the “Hottest Coffee Shops” in the U.S.

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The Nationally Renowned Restaurant Guide Highlights Bird Rock in Their Annual “Coffee Week” Feature

Zagat’s annual “Coffee Week” feature named San Diego business, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters as one of the “hottest coffee shops in 15 U.S. cities” as well as one of the top 10 “perfect cups of coffee in San Diego.”

The article says that Bird Rock is “a popular spot for locals and visitors and the recipient of many national awards including 2013's top 30 coffee shops by Coffee Review. All coffee drinks are crafted using free-trade beans that are roasted on-site.”

“We are proud to be recognized by Zagat as one of the hottest coffee shops in San Diego,” said Chuck Patton, owner of Bird Rock Coffee Roasters. “Zagat is a well respected guide, and their influence means that we now have the opportunity to share our story, our direct trade practices, and our high quality seasonal and specialty coffee with even more people.”

Bird Rock’s Monkey Bite Espresso was featured in the article, and was reviewed as having “undertones of dates and blackberries (that) make it memorable. “Monkey Bite is a seasonal blend of coffees from Africa, Indonesia, and South America, some of which were directly sourced at origin, and is the espresso used in the café for all espresso drinks. Monkey Bite is also served as a single espresso shot for $1.85 at the café, or customers can enjoy it at home with a bag for $16.75.

About Bird Rock Coffee Roasters
Recognized as Roaster of the Year in 2012, a national once-in-a-lifetime award, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters (BRCR) is proud to have put premiere coffee on the map in San Diego. A regular contributor to the international coffee industry, a consistent winner of multiple awards above the score of 90 from Coffee Review and with a Q-Grader certified roaster on site, The Bird Rock Coffee Roaster staff is sought after throughout the world for their coffee expertise. Going beyond the perfect latte, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters has the top quality Roaster on site, a pour-over bar featuring the top seasonal varietals, weekly cuppings open to the public for a sneak peak into the newest offerings, and a deep dive into the selection process and all things coffee. Bird Rock Coffee Roasters goes beyond the confines of the fair trade structure and engages in direct trade with farmers, and is proud to serve the best green coffee, prepared with the utmost respect to those who grew it. Bird Rock Coffee Roasters is located in La Jolla, CA. For more information, please visit

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