Archives

(Quasi) Live Updates from SCAA 2010

I tend to like to save twitter for more pithy items and this blog for more substantive ones. While I do plan on using both to report back on my trip to SCAA 2010, I wanted to add another tool to the arsenal. You can link over to mscspecialevent.wordpress.com, where I’ll attempt to create a [...]

The Man Seeking Coffee LA Coffee Map

As a reader of this blog, it’s very likely that you are now either on your way or soon will be to gawk, schmooze, blog, present, compete or otherwise partake in the extravaganza known as the 2010 Specialty Coffee Association of America’s exposition. For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, this annual [...]

coffee@home: Belle Espresso

Beans: Belle Espresso Roaster: Klatch Roasters Rating: 4-

I ordered two different coffees from Go Coffee Go on the same day. The first to arrive, in just 2 days, was my order of Belle Espresso from Klatch Roasters. A pretty good turn around time, although not entirely surprising given that Klatch is located in [...]

Caffe Luxxe

Name: Caffe Luxxe Location: 925 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA Roaster: Blue Bottle Coffee Company (drip) and Unknown (espresso) Rating: 3

After heading out of Intelligentsia’s Venice Coffee Bar I couldn’t help but take a peek at the Equator Cafe inside Equator Books, which hosts an impressive coffee setup serving coffee from non-other than [...]

Venice: A Coffee Bar? Not a Coffee Bar?

Name: Venice Coffee Bar Location: 1331 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice, CA Roaster: Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea Rating: 4

I first experienced Intelligentsia’s Venice Coffee Bar back in May 2009. That visit – the grand opening party – was monumental in that it was the first glimpse that most folks were getting of this much [...]

Spring For This Coffee

Name: Spring For Coffee Location: 548 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA Roaster: rotating menu, including: Equator, Four Barrel, Intelligentsia and Ritual Rating: 3+

Spring for Coffee is a 300 square foot coffee bar kiosk is located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, which if you haven’t heard, is no longer the desolate [...]

Man Seeking Coffee 2.0

Trick or…Coffee?

Halloween activities most typically involve costumes, collecting candy or cavorting in the Castro (or the location du jour), but I, unintentionally, managed to associate Halloween with the anniversary of this blog. That’s right. I started writing Man Seeking Coffee two years ago on October 31, 2007. So I’ll start this post by [...]

coffee@home: Intelligentsia Los Inmortales and El Machete

Beans: Los Inmortales El Salvador and El Machete, Panama Roaster: Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea Rating: 3+ and 4-

At the risk of sounding like a total Intelligentsia shill – having recently touted both Culture and Third Rail – I’ll go ahead and give my plug for these two fine coffee from Intelligentsia. Of course, [...]