Espresso within the East Bay’s Tri-Valley is highlighted within the ‘Caffeine Path’

Name it the anti-wine path: In Contra Costa County, there’s a community of espresso and tea retailers meant to get you bright-eyed and bushy-tailed referred to as the Tri-Valley Caffeine Path.

A minimum of so says Go to Tri-Valley, a Pleasanton-based group that’s advertising and marketing this path as a vacation spot for buzz-seekers. “Rise and grind, caffeine-lovers!” they are saying on their web site. “The Tri-Valley Caffeine Path is a novel assortment of cafés, espresso homes and tea rooms within the Tri-Valley, every with their very own particular set of peps and perks. Sip on craft espresso creations, candy boba tea and steamy artisanal teas as you discover essentially the most artistic caffeine connoisseurs of the Tri-Valley.”

The path contains 17 companies in an space from Danville to Dublin, Pleasanton and Livermore. Remarkably, there’s just one Starbucks on there, and it’s a flowery Starbucks Reserve. The main focus is on neighborhood retailers and cafes and even full-on kitchens like Sideboard. There are many milk-tea locations and even a kava joint, Steam Home Espresso & Kava Bar, that pours mind-expanding elixirs and kombucha on faucet.

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