At Ritual, the baristas approach coffee as a sommelier does wine. The 15-year-old coffee company has made a reputation for its coffee-buff beans and highly specific tasting notes. Ritual has five San Francisco cafes, as well as one in Napa; the newest one graces the Haight. Beans are sourced from Kenya, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, and Guatemala, and up to five pour over flavors are offered daily (plus cold brew and espresso drinks). On the ever-rotating menu, coffee lend tout tasting notes of caramel apple, Rocky Road ice cream, and citrus, another blend might offer comparisons to chocolate orange, honeydew, and sweet mint. Coffee lovers can test their palates at regular cuppings and public tastings.