The French Press

The French Press Goleta – 250 Storke Rd, Goleta, CA 93117 Great local haunt with single origin espresso and drip. The French Press came highly recommended for my trip to Santa Barbara. One thing I very much appreciated was the free sample of Ethiopian single origin they had on drip, which was a delightfully complex […]

Caffe Calabria

Caffe Calabria North Park – 3933 30th StSan Diego, CA 92104 As close to Italian as you’ll get. Caffe Calabria wants to capture the cafe culture of Italy, one of my favorite parts of my visit there in 2017. I loved that people would order their espresso, slam it at the standing bar, and be […]


Hawthorn North Park – 3019 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116 Cat & Cloud’s “The Answer” with fancy toast. You can’t go wrong. Cat & Cloud, a roaster and chain of cafes out of Santa Cruz, is one of my favorite coffee experiences. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Hawthorn brewed Cat & Cloud. […]

Holsem Coffee

Holsem Coffee North Park – 2911 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104 The rich and syrupy Holsem Blend is expertly roasted and perfectly pulled. Holsem is a gorgeous fixture on University Avenue in North Park. A fantastic neon sign adorns the storefront, and the interior sports a pourover bar and a gorgeous La Marzocco. It’s […]

The WestBean

The WestBean Bankers Hill – 2550 Fifth Ave #75, San Diego, CA 92103 Solid blend and innovative drink ideas. WestBean Coffee Roasters is a local chain of coffee shops featuring house roasts. The blend used for the espresso reminded me of Italy, and I appreciated the cold brew/lemonade drink on offer.

Coava Coffee

Coava Coffee Downtown – 400 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101 Two of the best espressos I’ve ever had. Coava is a West Coast staple for great coffee. They only serve single origin espresso “ristretto,” which is a slightly smaller but more intense shot. It’s a great way to experience single origin espresso, and I’d […]

Better Buzz

Better Buzz Hillcrest – 801 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103 A gorgeous meeting place with solid single origin options. Better Buzz is a San Diego-area staple. The cafe in Hillcrest features two beautiful La Marzocco machines, with one bar seemingly dedicated to their single origin offerings, which are roasted in-house. It’s a friendly vibe […]

Making content creation better with Gutenberg

I think it’s safe to say that Gutenberg has been a fairly controversial product. There has been plenty of friction and anxiety surrounding one of the biggest fundamental changes to WordPress, and as the release nears, those worries are starting to surface. Regardless of the technology, I think everyone understands the core need for something […]

The Nuance of a Preflight Accessibility Audit for Gutenberg

I’ve explained my concerns and ideas for this a few times over Slack and Twitter, and now I’m taking to my blog to jot down some of my release plan concerns for Gutenberg as we approach the mid-November 2018 launch of WordPress 5.0. First, I’m pleased that there is an intent by the elected accessibility […]