We have an odd but convivial coffee kiosk in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley. We opened the kiosk in our friend Loring’s garage in January 2005. Linden Street at the time was a dead-end alleyway that smelled like pee, so there was a certain amount of head-scratching that winter. Now, thanks to our customers and a cadre of highly professional baristas, the alleyway is one of the unlikely urban pleasures in San Francisco. We have a small menu of espresso drinks, drip coffee, our New Orleans iced coffee, and treats from the Blue Bottle Kitchen.