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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.  [...]

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 [...]

Beyond Calvin Trillin’s Kansas City

Click here to go to the Kansas City area coffee map.

My relationship with Kansas City cuisine, like so many people not from Kansas City, is tremendously indebted to Calvin Trillin’s Tummy Trilogy.  But while that bound edition’s three component parts are tremendously funny, heart-warming and generally brilliant pieces of literature, not to mention a [...]

On and Off Broadway

Name: Broadway Cafe and Broadway Roasting Company Location: 4106 Broadway and 4012 Washington Street, Kansas City, MO Roasters: Broadway Roasting Company Rating: 3+

While coffee hasn’t quite achieved the feuded-over status of say, barbecue, when it comes to Kansas City cuisine, denizens of this city do have at least two decent sized [...]

Coffee in Kentuckiana

Name: Sunergos Coffee Location: 2122 South Preston Street, Louisville, KY Roasters: Sunergos Coffee Rating: 3+

I didn’t have a lot of hope for finding good coffee when I visited Louisville a few weeks back. I was there for a wedding and something of a family reunion so my coffee shop sleuthing hours were [...]

coffee@home: Apollo Espresso

Beans: Apollo Espresso Roaster: Counter Culture Coffee Rating: 4-

A prominent gap in this blog’s coffee coverage is the absence of reviews for Counter Culture Coffee’s two signature espresso blends: the brighter, zestier Aficionado and the darker, sweeter Toscano. I’ve written about each from time to time during east coast cafe visits (since [...]

coffee@home: Ritual Karimikui

Beans: Kenya Karimikui Roaster: Ritual Coffee Roasters Rating: 4-

A couple of weeks ago, I attended a cupping event for Home Barista members. As luck would have it, five of my seven top picks (out of 22 world class coffees) were not available in this country. Thankfully, at least one of these seven [...]