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Village Coffee

Name: Village Coffee (No web page) Location: 10415 San Diego Mission Road, San Diego, CA Roaster: Village Coffee Rating: 2+

Village Coffee is the kind of operation you’d probably never stumble into.  It sits at one end of a relatively nondescript strip mall near Qualcomm Stadium on a small road just off the [...]

coffee@home: Scarlet City Coffees

Beans: Scarlet City Coffees Roaster: Scarlet City Coffee Roasters Rating: see below

I first encountered Scarlet City Coffee Roasters  in what amounted to something of a pop-up appearance for Blackbird Cafe when they set up shop for all of two weekends at the Grand Lake Farmer’s Market. After I tasted their espresso there [...]

coffee@home: Doi Chaang

Beans: See Below Roaster: Doi Chaang Coffee Company Ratings: see below

Southeast Asian countries are a force to be reckoned with in the coffee producing world. Baggy, musty or not, Sumatra coffees play a major role in most blends and serve as the poster child for darker roasted, earthier coffees. Papua New Guinea coffees [...]

If it’s good enough for George Clooney…

Name: Nespresso Boutique Location: 761 Madison Avenue, New York, NY Roasters: Nespresso Rating: 2+

The bane of any espressophile’s existence are those highly popular, cute little capsules of pre-ground coffee known as pods, which completely remove all elements of craft from the espresso-making experience. The argument goes, that you might was well robotize [...]

Ortine

Name: Ortine Location: 622 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, New York Rating: 2+

It’s becoming more and more difficult to get to new coffee shops in New York, but not because there aren’t any from which to chose. It’s because one becomes quickly overwhelmed by choice. The small stretch of Washington Avenue in Brooklyn between Atlantic and [...]

Mo’Joe Indy

Name: Mo’Joe Coffeehouse Location: 222 W. Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN Rating: 2+

The apostrophe laden variation of this Indianapolis cafe shouldn’t be confused with San Francisco’s Mojo Bicycle Cafe (who has switched from Ecco Caffe to a combination of Ritual coffee and De La Paz espresso – a reversal of minimalist Haus) or the countless other cafe’s using [...]

Creation Cafe

Name: Creation Cafe Location: Buggs Temple, 337 West 11th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Rating: 2

I always like to brush up on my coffee research when heading to a new city – or at least one I haven’t been to in a while. I was, therefore happy to stumble upon the Indy Indie coffee map. [...]

Back Home Again

Name: Camden Food co. and Copper Moon Coffee Company Location: Indianapolis International Airport, Indianapolis, IN Rating: 2-

Flying into Indianapolis, recently, felt a bit like the Prodigal Son returning home. I haven’t been back for a few years now that my parents are no longer there, and my time away hasn’t exactly been spent [...]