Philz Up in San Mateo
A good cup of coffee can make your whole day, and getting your local caffeine fix just got even more convenient. The increasingly popular Philz Coffee has made its way to downtown San Mateo in its new home on B Street.
It all started in 2003, from the humble and passionate roots of Phil Jaber. Phil first began experimenting with different beans from around the world with the goal in mind of making really great tasting blends. Phil wanted each blend to be flavorful, complex, rich, smooth and low in acidity. After about 25 years of experimentation and testing, Phil has created more than 30 unique blends that achieve all of this. After perfecting his blends, Phil wanted to make sure each cup was made in a way that brought out all the flavors of the coffee. He wanted a brewing method that would involve his other passion, people and community. Phil believes coffee is personal and social, and he wanted to make sure the coffee making process embodied this and made each cup taste really great. After a long time of testing and research, Phil decided to craft his own coffee station, which would allow him to make each cup individually. This method is similar to a pour-over process but with a twist. From then on, each cup was made one cup at a time, allowing for specificity and diversity in taste for the individual person and brew. – PhilzCoffee.com
Maybe it’s the precision of the pouring method that makes it so appealing to tech workers: an exactingly timed drip technique complete with specialized hardware. Or perhaps it’s the exotic blends, crafted over years, through prodigious R&D. Many say it’s the kick of caffeine combined with a swirl of unapologetically sweet cream. Whatever the reason, Philz Coffee enjoys a cult-like popularity, particularly among the tech set.
The new coffee lovers’ locale in San Mateo near the downtown Caltrain station is the San Francisco-based company’s 17th and largest location yet, with more than 3,000-square-foot. Philz is known as one of the best coffee shops in the US.
“I think our customers have been sort of asking for a location in San Mateo. Because we’ve been in San Francisco and then our next location is in Palo Alto,” Philz Coffee District Manager Rob George told The Daily Journal. “I think downtown San Mateo is just an amazing, thriving, growing downtown, it’s just a really cool downtown.”
The company known for its one cup at a time motto is located at 113 S B St. with shop hours of 6am to 8pm on Sunday through Thursday and 6am to 8:30pm Friday and Saturday. If you haven’t already, today is the day to mosey on down and welcome our new neighbor to San Mateo!
Vanessa O is thrilled that the location is “a hop, skip, and a jump away from the Caltrain station!”
Insider Tip: Yelper, Edwin R says: “Finally Philz is in my hood! Love the huge, long spacing with plenty of seating area with a leather sofa and high back chairs to plop myself, and enjoy sipping my Ether fix! Service is Philztastic and quick. If you like dark roast, I recommend trying their Ether. Their Tesora is another favorite of mine. It is rich and nutty taste but smooth…”
Walkscore.com rates Bay Meadows high on the list for walkable locations to live on the San Francisco Peninsula and for good reason! Bay Meadows has a high Walkscore because it is steps from shopping, groceries, parks, Caltrain, a farmer’s market and a few short miles from downtown San Mateo with its bourgeoning restaurant scene. Check out our Mosey suggestions for more places to explore on foot!