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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: 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 [...]

Taste Coffee House

Name: Taste Coffee House Location: 311 Walnut Street, Newtonville, MA Roasters: Terroir and various guest coffees Rating: 3+

Taste Coffee House fully embraces its coffeehouse moniker. Inside you’ll find a casual atmosphere, chalkboard menus, sandwiches and salads, (beer and wine) and a firmly loyal, local crowd. Taste lacks the slick sense of interior [...]

I’d Rather Have Blue Bottle In Front of Me…

Name: Blue Bottle Coffee Company Location: 300 Webster Street, Oakland, CA Roasters: Blue Bottle Coffee Company Rating: 3+

Call me paranoid, but at times I think Blue Bottle has master minded a conspiracy. Just when I finally managed to visit the Oakland roasting facility coffee bar, James Freeman went and opened a new [...]

Here Comes Local 123

Name: Local 123 Location: 2049 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA Roaster: Multiple, including: Coava, Flying Goat Coffee, Verve Rating: 4

(Update: 10/19/10 – See comments)

I have to admit that the arrival of Local 123 took me something by surprise. It’s not that I hadn’t been eagerly waiting for a cafe of this [...]

From Farm:Table to Irving Farm

Name: Irving Farm Coffee Company Location: 56 7th Avenue, New York, NY (2 other locations at 71 Irving Place and in Millerton, NY) Rating: 3-

I had elaborate coffee touring plans laid out for my recent trip to New York which included visits to many of the new cafes opening like wildfire [...]

coffee@home: Two of Oren’s Daily Roasts

Beans: Ethiopia Sidamo #3 and Brazil Cerrado Daterra Roaster: Oren’s Daily Roast Rating: 3- and 3+

My recent trip to New York was mostly business only. I had time to grab a quick cup of house blend from the Joe Kiosk in Grand Central right before rushing for the train. I also had [...]

coffee@home: Return to Roasters Club

What the heck is Roasters Club?

Roaster’s Club is a little like Heraclitus‘ river since you never get the same shipment twice. That’s the beauty of this coffee subscription service that I first reviewed last October. Unlike the coffee subscription services provided by most roasters, which offer different coffees by the same roaster, Roaster’s [...]