7x7 is currently accepting nominations for a reader to judge an upcoming blind tasting of the city's best coffees. The winner will join a panel of esteemed judges, including one of the city's top chefs, a coffee expert, and a sommelier.
Do you know someone who polishes their Slayer every morning (at home) and can make a lion out of foam? The person that considers mixing milk and sugar into coffee as gauche as attaching a trailer hitch to a Ferrari? The type that can tell a Latin American from an African just by scent? The gal who has opinions on pour-over versus press pot, and V60 versus Chemex? The guy who knows you're not always talking about the Tenderloin when you say "first crack"?
7x7 is looking for someone who dreams of carnitas, snubs the steamer, finds themselves at El Farolito for a super carne asada at 10 am and back again at 4 in the morning, knows everyone by name at Cancun and thinks SoCal burritos are for losers. We're looking for someone that uses the word slab, has special foil unpeeling techniques and has created personal Excel file ranking their favorite burritos in the city. We want someone who thinks they can name a burrito with their eyes closed.
The chosen burrito expert will be called upon to be on a panel of five esteemed judges—including two of SF's best chefs—for a 7x7 burrito-off and photo shoot, which will run in our February food issue.