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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.  [...]

Pavement Coffeehouse

Name: Pavement Coffeehouse (or here) Location: 1096 Boylston Street, Boston, MA Roasters: Barismo, Atomic, and Rotating Guest Rating: 4

It’s time to wrap up this series on Boston coffee with the new kid on the block.

Pavement Coffeehouse sits in Boston’s Back Bay, just a few blocks from Espresso Royale Caffe’s three locations. [...]

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 [...]

Quality Coffee. Off the Grid.

Name: Hi-Rise Bread Company in the Blacksmith House Location: 56 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA Roasters: Barismo and Ritual Rating: 4-

Earlier this week, the New York Times printed this review of Prime Meats in New York City. What is so striking about the article is that it takes exactly the same tack I [...]

Simon’s Coffee Shop

Name: Simon’s Coffee Shop Location: 1736 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA Roasters: Barismo and Terroir Rating: 3

Simon’s Coffee Shop isn’t too far from Diesel or 1369 when it comes to cafe classifications. Inside is a nice version of your standard coffeehouse with worn wooden floors, a pressed tin ceiling, slightly touched up original [...]

Just Another Man Visits Boston

Good things come to those who wait. At least I hope the old adage still holds true. You see, I visited several of Boston’s cafes last summer (and quite a few elsewhere in New England as well), but never ended up writing about them. I’m not sure if it was procrastination or deep-seated indecision, [...]

coffee@home: Barismo Costa Rica

Beans: Costa Rica Helsar De Zarcero Roaster: Barismo Rating: 4-

My father got me some Procrastination cards for Christmas, perfect for puting off thank you notes and nicely serving as a reminder that I never did write about Barismo’s  Costa Rica Helsar de Zarcero, which I purchased and consumed last August. I liked this coffee a lot, [...]

coffee@home: (Barismo) Kenya Kiandu

Bean: Kiandu Lot 8696, Mutheka Co-op, Nyeri, Kenya Roaster: Barismo Rating: 4-

I thought two bags of coffee from Barismo would be about as much as I could consume in the short period of time before some other coffee arrived at my door and so I narrowed my choice to the Linnaean Street Espresso [...]