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In the Land of Lattes, the Espresso isn’t Bad

Name: Latteland (CC Plaza/47th and Zona Rosa) Location: 318 West 47th Street, Kansas City, MO and 7251 NW 86th Place, Kansas City, MO Roaster: Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Company Rating: 3/3-

Latteland is a local Kansas City Coffee chain without the trappings of your usual chain coffee.  At least, that’s my quick assessment based [...]

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. [...]

Sipity Do Dah

Name: Sip Cafe Location: Zero Post Office Square, Boston, MA Roasters: Terroir and Rotating Guest Roaster Rating: 4-

One place I’d suggest you go for coffee in Boston is Sip, a greenhouse-like structure, situated downtown, at the southern end of Post Office Square Park. If you’re like I was, you may be suspicious. [...]

Diesel and 1369

Name: Diesel Cafe Location: 257 Elm Street, Somerville, MA Roaster: Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea Rating: 3-

Name: 1369 Coffee House Location: 757 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA Roaster: Barrington Coffee Roasters (espresso) and Kahve Koffee (filter) Rating: 3-

Diesel and 1369 represent a certain slice of Boston’s coffee scene. As one Boston coffee person put [...]

coffee@home: Intelligentsia Los Inmortales and El Machete

Beans: Los Inmortales El Salvador and El Machete, Panama Roaster: Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea Rating: 3+ and 4-

At the risk of sounding like a total Intelligentsia shill – having recently touted both Culture and Third Rail – I’ll go ahead and give my plug for these two fine coffee from Intelligentsia. Of course, [...]

coffee@home: Finca Matalapa, La Libertad (CoE)

Beans: CoE Matalapa, La Libertad, El Salvador Roaster: Ritual Coffee Roasters Rating: 3

There were three reasons why I had high hopes for this coffee.

First, this coffee placed 10th in the 2008 El Salvador Cup of Excellence competition with a score of 88. Nothing mind-bogglingly amazing, but no slouch of a coffee either. [...]

Coffee at Slow Food Nation, Part 3

Name: Slow Food Nation Taste Pavilion Location: Easternmost Pier, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA

My first impression of the Taste Pavilion weren’t particularly glowing. It seems that “taking it slow” meant lots of standing in line. The entry line followed the northern boundary of the Fort before taking a sharp 90 degree turn [...]

Busy Ritual is a Bee in My Bonnet

In case you haven’t noticed, Ritual has been a busy, busy coffee company in the past few months. Here’s a bit of what’s been going on.

Ritual’s new website is online. Amongst other things, it includes some great videos on cupping, brewing and other tips and tricks for appreciating good coffee. Staff have revamped the [...]