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coffee@home: Temple Coffees

Beans: See Below Roaster: Temple Fine Coffee and Tea Rating: see below

Temple Coffee just celebrated their first year as a roaster. This occasion is a sad one for me since somehow during that time, I never actually managed to get up to Sacramento to try their coffee. Of course, I also somehow [...]

Sacramento’s Merry Old Soul

Name: Old Soul Company Location: 1716 L Street, Rear Alley and 812 21st (21st and H) Street, Sacramento, CA Rating: 3 (a 3+ for the espresso)

It’s comforting to know that California lawmakers and folks heading up to Tahoe can count on our State capital for good coffee. There’s Temple, which, by all [...]

coffee@home: Ecco Caffe Espressos

Beans: Northern Italian Reserve Espresso, Organic SWP Decaffeinated Sumatra Gayo Mountain Roaster: Ecco Caffe Rating: 4-, 3+

During my recent visit to Chocolate Fish Coffee, I picked up two bags of Ecco Caffe coffee – the two blends I tried while visiting. I always enjoy calibrating  my home espresso against a well-prepared rendition by [...]

The Flight of the Chocolate Fish

Name: Chocolate Fish Coffee Location: 3rd and Q, Sacramento, CA Rating: 4

A few weeks ago, I wrote a review of Mojo Bicycle Cafe. This week found me at Chocolate Fish. I wish I could say that this recent spate of visits to Ecco Caffe-serving institutions was part of a master plan to create [...]