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Erin needed to get online for work, and we sauntered around town looking for wifi. We saw a little cafe, Yo el Rey (YeR), off the main road and what a lovely surprise- not only did they have free internet, but it turned out to be such a peaceful coffee-lover's haven.

Owner and founder J. Kirk Feiereisen opened YeR in Fall 2008. A pristine jewel-box of a cafe, YeR gets a ton of light and paintings line the walls indispersed with whimiscal lines of poetry and quotes written by J. Kirk himself. The space is so funky and artful, I was immediately enamored.
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J. Kirk roasts his own organic, fair-trade coffee in-house in this gorgeous Diedrich 15lb. roaster. Swoon.

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Proudly made right here in the US of A, in Sandpoint, ID.
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Coffee beans go here for roasting. He roasts all his beans to a medium profile.
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The large exhaust pipe goes up through the skylight.
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YeR's manual espresso machine, made by Astoria. See that lever on top? Pull that down to make espresso!
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Here's J. Kirk making my double. All the ceramic cups he uses are made by local artists!





J. Kirk is a roaster, artist and poet, committed to serving Calistoga with socially-minded, delicious coffee. He ships his beans anywhere in the US, order here.
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Until next time, Calistoga!
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YO EL REY ROASTING
1217 Washington St
Calistoga, CA
T: 707.942.1180
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