"Emperor's Cup" Autumn Seasonal Espresso
We pay homage to the self-appointed “Protector of Mexico” credited for the preposterous vision of building a bridge to link Oakland and San Francisco via Yerba Buena Island — in 1872.
The wealthy businessman lost millions but not his standing or imagination. He used his reputation, creativity, and gumption to stand up for immigrants — and he did it with style. Emperor Norton represents something we cherish about San Francisco: a unique convergence of tolerance, social justice, and bohemia.
“Some say he’d gone mad, others say he’d gone wise.”
– Historian Speed Levitch
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