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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@home: Roasterie Kenya

Beans: Kenya Rung’eto AA Roaster: The Roasterie Rating: 3

I took this coffee home from The Roasterie cafe thinking that the brightness of a Kenya might work better than some of the other coffees I tried at the cafe. Brewed several ways, including French Press, Chemex and with both gold and paper filters in [...]

coffee@home: Novo’s Washed Amaro

Beans: Ethiopia Amaro Gayo Washed Roaster: Novo Coffee Rating: 4-

The second coffee I ordered from Go Coffee Go was this Washed Ethiopia Amaro Gayo from Novo Coffee in Denver, whose Arvada and Denver Art Museum cafes (not to be confused with the kiosks inside the DAM) I last visited over two years ago. [...]

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, [...]

Local Art. Schmokel Art.

Name: Blue Bottle SFMOMA Roaster: Blue Bottle Coffee Company Location: Sculpture Garden, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA Rating: 4-

Many cafes take a great deal of pride in supporting local art. Sometimes the art is good, but often times it’s not. While the correlation isn’t perfect, I think its safe to say that the quality [...]

Don’t Avoid the Third Rail

Name: Third Rail Coffee Location: 240 Sullivan Street (between Bleeker and West 3rd), New York, New York Rating: 4

Third Rail Coffee is one of the many new spots slinging quality coffee in the greater New York Area these days. Following a hearty recommendation of this cafe from a couple of people, I swung [...]

A Million Things to Say About LAMILL

Name: LAMILL Location: 1636 Silverlake Blvd., Los Angeles, CA Rating: 3+

LAMILL is not your ordinary cafe. It’s a full service restaurant that happens to focus intensely on and roast its own coffee. I’d loosely classify it as a cousin of Blue Bottle’s Cafe or perhaps the new Intelligentsia Venice when you consider range [...]

Holiday Shopping Procrastinators Unite!

With just 5 days until the start of Chanukah and 9 days until Christmas, my house has nary a present in sight. I believe that I can now wear my procrastinators club badge in full display as I rapidly wrack my brain for gift ideas and put off any  purchases until the actual last minute. [...]