roastaroma wrote:The Blue Bottle Cafe here in San Francisco is the only one I'm aware of so far (theirs is a La San Marco 2-group). Let's put our heads together -- it'll be good for all of us when we travel around.
As I understand it, a lot of places won't let you put in a lever
machine anymore- code regulations because they can present
a physical danger (spring loaded lever snapping up). Precedent,
if I remember correctly, was a woman in Colorado who broke her jaw.
But perhaps that's just chatter. I dunno.
I am curious as to how James got permission. Maybe
because he already had an automatic machine as his
main machine, and the San Marco is a backup?
Sadly, I can't think of a single cafe with a lever machine,
at least off the top of my head.
Edit: I believe Blue Bottle runs a lever machine (Astoria maybe?)
at the Temescal Farmer's Market on Sundays. It's on Claremont
in Oakland, near Telegraph, in the DMV parking lot.
I am adding that since this will be something of a reference and
I want the reader to have SOMETHING in the East Bay.