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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: Yin and Yang

Beans: Kenya Muburi Kirinyaga and Guatemala Finca Semillero Roaster: Ritual Roasters & Stumptown (via Four Barrel Coffee) Rating: 4 & 4-

This post isn’t a Ritual vs. Stumptown taste test even though it does compare one coffee from each of these two roasters. What I’m hoping to illustrate with this comparison are the […]

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@home: Into the Blue Again

Beans: Misty Valley Ethiopian Yergacheffe and Peru Apram Roaster: Blue Bottle Coffee Company Rating: 3 and 3-

We all have our coffee first loves, but with coffee, you don’t have to make a lifelong commitment to a roaster and there’s really no stigma against cheating. You may get upset from time to time with […]