Archives

Coffee in Kentuckiana

Name: Sunergos Coffee Location: 2122 South Preston Street, Louisville, KY Roasters: Sunergos Coffee Rating: 3+

I didn’t have a lot of hope for finding good coffee when I visited Louisville a few weeks back. I was there for a wedding and something of a family reunion so my coffee shop sleuthing hours were […]

A Cupping Extravaganza

What I’m not attempting to do

It’s not entirely clear where the right place is to begin when discussing the coffee cupping event I attended last Saturday. I’d like not to spend time discussing the pros and cons of coffee cupping as either a brew method, tasting technique or public relations tool. I’d also not […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Clover on a Coffee Cart to Cure Your Ills

Name: Remedy Coffee Location: 4316 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA Roasters: Ritual Coffee Roasters Rating: 3+

As you may have been following on this blog and elsewhere, quality coffee is finally beginning to roll into the East Bay. Funny enough, it seems to be arriving with baggage included. I’m not making some subtle dig […]

Spring For This Coffee

Name: Spring For Coffee Location: 548 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA Roaster: rotating menu, including: Equator, Four Barrel, Intelligentsia and Ritual Rating: 3+

Spring for Coffee is a 300 square foot coffee bar kiosk is located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, which if you haven’t heard, is no longer the desolate […]

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, […]

A Miracle in the Desert?

Name: Milagro Coffee y Espresso Location: 1733 East University Avenue, Las Cruces, NM Rating: 3-

After flying into El Paso, TX and heading an hour north to Las Cruces, I didn’t have the time or energy to head another 3 hours east in search of the godshot that espressomap suggests may be found at […]