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Four Barrel Café

Location: San Francisco
Best-seller: Rotating single-origin coffee

Four Barrel Café owner Jeremy Tooker travels around the world to find the best beans for his brews. With more than 14 years in the coffee industry, his expertise is the backbone of Four Barrel Café.

While Four Barrel is located in the ultra-hip Mission District of San Francisco, Tooker considers himself more “hippie” than “hipster.” The café offers no wireless Internet access or outlets for computers, encouraging interaction between customers and staff.

Four Barrel has plans to open another store in the Panhandle/Alamo Square area, as well as continuing to fine-tune its customer service. “But really,” Tooker says, “I can only hope to maintain the level of success that we’ve already achieved.”

Photo: Eric Wolfinger