Highwire started Highwire Coffee Roasters in 2011 with the intention of building a company where people who are passionate about coffee and want a career in coffee will find a professional home. We are about making delicious coffee first and foremost, but how we get there is what makes it worth doing.
Third Culture Bakery are a Berkeley-based company specializing in East meets West baked goods. Their specialty is mochi muffin, outside has a firm muffin-esque crust that gives way to a perfect squishy mochi interior. It’s soft and dense yet pillowy and just slightly sweet. Initially I thought it was kind of odd, and then I realized it’s absolutely delicious.
All of the breads that we call sourdough or levain are leavened with naturally-occurring wild yeast starters rather than bakers yeast. Our white sourdough baguettes, batards, and rounds, are probably the closest that we come to what people think of as San Francisco Sourdough. Pictured to the left are sour baguettes, sour deli rolls, a batard, round, twinkle (or sour petit), and a sour loaf.