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coffee@home: Four Barrel Coffees

Beans: See Below Roaster: Four Barrel Coffee Rating: see below

It’s been quite a while – far too long – since I’ve actually reviewed Four Barrel at Four Barrel, but I have been tasting their coffees quite regularly both at Modern Coffee, Subrosa and the occasional cupping event. Fortunately for me, the mountain […]

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 […]

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: Evocation Coffees

Beans: Spitfire Espresso and Guatemala Trapachitos Roaster: Evocation Coffee Roasters Rating: 4- and 3

A not so secret perk of running a blog is that a lot of people like to send you stuff. The often unexamined aspect of this perk is that much of the stuff that people want to send you […]

Barismo

Name: Barismo Location: 169 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA Roaster: Barismo Rating: 4-

No coffee tour of Boston would be complete without a stop by Barismo. Other than Terroir, which doesn’t have a coffee bar of its own, it’s hard to think of a local roaster that’s done as much for Boston area coffee […]

coffee@home: Paradise Romance Blend

Beans: Romance Blend Roaster: Paradise Coffee Roasters Rating: 4

I would hazard a guess that Paradise Coffee Roasters, based in Ramsey, Minnesota was founded by some individuals desperate to get away from a long Minnesotan winter. The Jimmy Buffetesque packaging isn’t one I’d necessarily gravitate towards, especially when the coffee is called Romance, […]

coffee@home: Kickapoo Colombia

Beans: Colombia Fondo Paez Cooperative Roaster: Kickapoo Coffee Rating: 4-

As I have in the past, I have Coffee Review to thank for a good coffee tip. I first discovered Kickapoo coffee when researching Counter Culture’s La Golondrina two years ago.  At that time, Ken David’s gave Kickapoo’s Colombia a whopping 95 points. […]

coffee@home: Caffe Calabria

Beans: Calabria Espresso Blend and Guatemala Roaster: Caffe Calabria Coffee Roasting Company Rating: 3+ and 2+

I picked up these two coffees in the back-of-the-store bean purchasing center of Cafe Calabria. The Calabria Espresso blend seemed a no-brainer.  I liked my shot in the cafe and wanted to see how it might fare […]