The Coffee Social Contract

Name: Hobbs Coffee Location: 1 Park Avenue, Swarthmore, PA Roaster: Chestnut Hill Coffee Company Rating: 3

Small college towns are a difficult place for aspiring cafe owners. Faculty and staff offer an affluent base with high standards, but make up a small percentage of the overall population.  Townsfolk are typically too busy commuting or […]

Sprucing up Philly Coffee

Name: Spruce Street Espresso Location: 1101 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA Roaster: Counter Culture Coffee Rating: 4-

By the time I finally made it back to Philadelphia in January, it had been nearly two years since I had tasted what this city had to offer in the way of coffee.  When I visited previously, […]

The Philadelphia Coffee Story: Chestnut Hill Coffee Company

Name: Chestnut Hill Coffee Company Location: 8620 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA Roaster: Chestnut Hill Coffee Company Rating: 3

My first morning of Philly coffee sleuthing got off to a slow start. I rendezvoused with my friend D. in the IKEA parking lot. Having just moved to the area, his family still needed a few […]