Sightglass Coffee: A Review

This blog post was inspired after my boyfriend and I decided to start brewing our own coffee at home(via french press) instead of grabbing a cup from our local cafe everyday! Not only has it saved us a ton of money, but there is NOTHING more satisfying than pressing down the french press and seeing your coffee come to life. We drink coffee literally every morning, and even though we still haven’t perfected our coffee-grounds-to-hot-water ratio for our french press, it is still a super fun way to try out different blends!

Sightglass Coffee

Sightglass Banner Dark Roast

Sightglass Banner Dark coffee is our first coffee review! Hence the less-than-perfect background of our picture! Sightglass coffee is produced locally in San Francisco and is served at some of our favorite local coffee shops. We picked this blend up at the cafe where we normally buy Sightglass by the cup!

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We thought it would be cool to each give our own two cents to this blend because our palettes are different! We do however, both like our coffee the same way. Either black, or with a splash of soy milk! We also decided to (after much research here) break down the coffee blend into four different categories:

  • Acidity
  • Aroma
  • Body
  • Taste

Note: Our opinions/reviews about coffee blends are completely our own – we are nowhere near coffee experts! Check out this blend and try it for yourself!

His Thoughts:


Admittedly, I know very little (read: nothing) about evaluating a brew’s acidity. Sightglass’s Banner Dark brew was a little sweet and a little tart. Apparently, that’s a good thing according to aficionados.


Smells like coffee. I noticed hints of chocolate. 10/10 would smell again.


A bit dense, a bit heavy. *Rick Ross grunt*. I’d prefer a smoother brew.


Much like its smell, notes of chocolate are present in this brew’s flavor. According to Sightglass, this roast also includes notes of vanilla and brown sugar.

Score: 3.5 out of 5.0

Her Thoughts:


This may be my acid reflux talking but there’s like a 50/50 chance that this coffee blend is a little too tart for my liking. It’s delicious when I added a little milk, but I don’t think I could drink it black like I normally would!


Smells amazing – we use it in the french press and it leaves the kitchen smelling amazing!


Not sure what this means exactly, but it seems very light and semi-watery(user error probz)!


This is very bitter and tart when consumed black, however, once you add a little milk, it neutralizes it a bit, and makes it super tasty.

Score: 3.75 out of 5.0

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TL;DR: Sightglass coffee is delicious when brewed at a coffee shop! I think with a little practice with our French Press, we could get it to be much more delicious! Definitely give it a try!


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