Bliss Coffee opens roasting facility in Palo Alto | Peninsula Foodist | Elena Kadvany | Almanac Online |

Local Blogs

Peninsula Foodist

By Elena Kadvany

E-mail Elena Kadvany

About this blog: Get the latest food news with the biweekly Peninsula Foodist newsletter.
I am a perpetually hungry twenty-something journalist, born and raised in Menlo Park and currently workin...  (More)

View all posts from Elena Kadvany

Bliss Coffee opens roasting facility in Palo Alto

Uploaded: Aug 7, 2017
After several years of serving coffee from Bay Area companies like Four Barrel and Verve, the owner of a Redwood City cafe has decided to make a go at roasting his own coffee.

The owner and two employees from Bliss Coffee on Broadway Street recently opened a roasting facility together on San Antonio Road in Palo Alto under the new name Red Giant Coffee Roasters. Jimmy Huang, who started Bliss Coffee, said the three wanted to bring specialty coffee roasting to the Peninsula.

"Specialty coffee is usually roasted in San Francisco, the East Bay or South Bay," he said. "We decided, 'Hey, why don't we give that a shot?'"

Red Giant's co-founders are Erik Jennings, head roaster, and Anna Kachelries, head of operation and designer.

They're currently sourcing beans from several specialty grade importers but down the line, hope to do the sourcing themselves and build relationships with coffee farmers. Huang said they're not going for any particular roast or flavor profile, but instead work to bring out each bean varietal's "inherent flavors."

You can currently purchase Red Giant's coffee at Bliss (which will continue to serve Four Barrel, Verve, Heart Roasters and Chromatic) and online. Huang said they hope to expand to other local specialty coffee shops and farmers markets in the future.
We need your support now more than ever. Can we count on you?

Comments

 +   2 people like this
Posted by Where?, a resident of Downtown North,
on Aug 7, 2017 at 7:32 pm

Where on San Antonio road?


 +   30 people like this
Posted by Reader, a resident of another community,
on Aug 7, 2017 at 9:28 pm

A judicious query using an Internet search engine leads me to believe that the roasting facility is on the 800 block of San Antonio Road; there is no retail operation at this location.

This would be the block between Leghorn Street (Hengehold Trucks) and East Charleston Road (where two gas stations reside, Arco and Union 76).

Feel free to use Internet search engines to find the street number if you should be inclined.


Follow this blogger.
Sign up to be notified of new posts by this blogger.

Email:

SUBMIT
Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Get fact-based reporting on the COVID-19 crisis sent to your inbox daily.

Menlo Park almost lost its beloved Cafe Borrone to the shutdown. Then the community stepped in to save it.
By Elena Kadvany | 11 comments | 12,171 views

Everything’s relative in life, and yesterday will not be tomorrow
By Diana Diamond | 16 comments | 2,487 views

Premarital and Couples: Taking Breaks (Fallow Time)
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,584 views

We are testing geoengineering, and that is a good thing
By Sherry Listgarten | 8 comments | 1,556 views

A Book Connecting the Generations
By Cheryl Bac | 1 comment | 1,330 views

 

Celebrate Your Graduate!

Preserve this special moment in time. Honor and recognize your graduate’s achievements in a special designated ad.

Learn More