Coffee Date is a new column that features discussions of beverages stemming from leaves and beans. Whether you brew your own or need a hip barista pouring it in front of you, we’ve got you covered for brands to try at home, coffee shops with some personality, and what you should try or avoid from your regular coffee chains.
Green Day’s Mike Dirnt doesn’t hide his passion for food. This became obvious when he bought and opened Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe in Oakland. When he teamed up with Oakland Coffee Works, it should have been no surprise. Somewhat similar to Green Day’s recent Revolution Radio, the Gardenista Blend from Oakland Coffee is a pretty solid, reliable formula.