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Number 4 Brewin’

Slap! Back of the unguarded net every time. Over and Over. Repeating my favorite Boston Bruin’s number, “Number Four….Bobby Orr….he shoots, he scores!”. As a young kid growing up in Boston, he was everyone’s hero. I think it was at this point that I became somewhat obsessed with all things numerical. And now, Bica is [...]

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Song From the Heart

The more things change, the more they remain the same. Not sure who said that, but it’s apropos at Bica at the moment. Our commitment to provide the highest quality coffee within a homey environment has never wavered. It’s this focused commitment that guides us through tricky times and has us prepared to pounce when [...]

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Moby Duck

The holiday season has come and gone, but memories linger on. Something about the aromas that emanate from Bica help stoke the merriment engine. The BicaTeam was on fire, happy to have such a loyal group of regulars who lap up the various coffees on the menu. One stand out has been Four Barrel’s “Andino [...]

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Beans and Beards

I don’t know if it’s because Taylor’s finally back from her Pacific Crest Trail Trek, or if it’s because the Sox dominated in October, or if it’s just that coffee roasters are just getting better and better, but the conversation has deepened around the coffee. No longer are we just referring to coffee’s origin as [...]

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Three and Free

Hard to believe, but Bica’s Third Anniversary is quickly approaching. On Monday, 19AUG13, we will celebrate with our great customers in our traditional fashion: Free Coffee All Day! The menu will be extensive, featuring the following roasters and coffees: Ritual, from San Francisco, CA: Costa Rica El Angel Four Barrel, from San Francisco, CA: Ethiopia [...]

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Whiffs of Change

Change is always in the air in the Springtime and this year is no different. Birds doing their thing. Fruit trees blossoming. The biggest change at Bica has been the introduction of a new espresso partner, Handsome Coffee. Handsome offers two distinctly different espresso blends, the Dandy and the Dapper and Bica has rotated through [...]

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Roe v. Milt

The coffee rotation on the BicaBrewBar is pretty well understood, by the team and by Bica’s customers. But we have been a bit shy on rotating espresso. We have relied heavily on De La Paz to rotate their own espresso blends and we’ve benefited greatly from the blends that they’ve produced. However, we’re getting more [...]

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Ray-Day Lewis…Nevermore

Bica is all about hand crafted coffee, tea, and food. We pride ourselves with every cup of coffee that we’ve made: personally-grown beans, small-processed beans, well-considered bought green beans, perfectly roasted beans, and finally, ground and brewed beans with authenticity to make a lovely cup of coffee. As a retailer, we can only goof it [...]

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Only Golden Arrows

Winds are blowing here in Oaktown. Leaves whirl outside of Bica, where it’s bone dry and cold. Rain is promised in the next couple of days. Still, College Ave is alive with shoppers during the days and merry makers in the evenings. It’s that time of year. Bica herself is a great combination of destination [...]

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Going Local

As I sit here watching the Giants parade and celebration wind down, I’m thinking back not only on what an amazing baseball season it was, but also about the plethora of amazing foods, drinks, music, teams, coffees there are that are local to the Bay Area. Granted, I’m blessed to be living in an area [...]

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