I have to admit I'm not a sci-fi fan, but I'm excited about this place opening. Not because I see myself as becoming such a regular, but through this story, I was introduced to Scarlet City's amazing beans, and the cool women behind them. Not only that, but I was told that coffee roasting is such a male-dominated business, that this roaster in particular was once told to her face that she wouldn't be hired since she was a woman. Wow...all the more reason to support them!
Alix is a personal chef and freelance writer in the SF Bay Area. You can keep up with her writing and cooking here.