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Gimme a Coffee Blogging Break

Let’s call a spade a spade.  I’ve been a bad blogger and my own attempts at self-reform have apparently failed miserably.  My lack of writing is not due to a lack of coffee consumption or travel.  I have a sizable backlog of posts, dating back well over a year, which include some pretty high-profile, [...]

Get the DISK, Man

Product: DISK Company: Coava Coffee Roasters

For as long as I’ve had my Aeropress, I’ve searched for alternative filters.  The paper filters designed for the Aeropress have never tasted satisfactory to me, even with a good rinsing beforehand.  I’ve cut up Chemex filters, but that’s a bit too much work on a regular basis.  [...]

I Couldn’t Work a Conehead Reference Into This Title

Product: kone Company: Coava Coffee Roasters

While a long list of phrases could accurately be used to describe specialty coffee for 2010, to me, the past year largely stands out as the peak of the resurgence of pour over brewing. The Hario V60 family, Chemex Brewers, Abid Clever Coffee Dripper and even the Beehouse [...]

Coffee in Picksburgh?

I used to make mixed tapes.  I’m not sure what the kids make these days.  Imixes?  Somehow, that’s just not as meaningful.  So I turned my attention to something that seemed to have a bit more personality.  I started making coffee maps.  Sure, most of them are integrated into the reviews contained in this blog, [...]

San Diego Area Coffee

I’ll be spare with my words since I have little to add to my posts on San Diego area coffee other than that I wish I had managed to get to Zumbar’s and to try out the coffee cart outside of the Clairemont Mesa Kaiser offices – the latter simply because it sounds so fun.  [...]

Bird Rock Coffee Roasters

Name: Bird Rock Coffee Roasters Location: 5627 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla CA Roaster: Bird Rock Coffee Roasters Rating: 4-

As I pointed out in my Caffe Calabria review, San Diego doesn’t seem to have a whole lot to offer in terms of world class cafes.  Caffe Calabria is a good start but [...]

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 [...]

Elixir Espresso Bar

Name: Elixir Espresso Bar Location: 427 C Street #101, San Diego, CA Roaster: Caffe Calabria Coffee Roasting Company Rating: 3-

From Kansas City, we head to sunny San Diego, where I previously reported on coffee from Caffe Calabria.  Elixir is a Calabria wholesale account, conveniently located downtown in a building lobby kiosk with [...]