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Chinatown Coffee and Tea

Name: Chinatown Coffee and Tea Location: 475 H Street Northwest, Washington, D.C. Roasters: Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea and rotating guest coffees Rating: 4-

Good coffee in the Washington D.C. area used to be synonymous with the name Murky Coffee. Sadly, I never did make it to Murky before the IRS closed the Capital [...]

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 [...]

The Roasterie

Name: The Roasterie Cafe Location: 6223 Brookside Blvd., Kansas City, MO Roaster: The Roasterie Rating: 3+

Kansas City is a bit of a coffee enigma. My first round of coffee research in anticipation of heading here turned up several potentially good spots. This initial scan surprised me. After all, the fact that Calvin [...]

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, [...]

coffee@home: Streetlevel Espresso

Beans: Streetlevel Espresso Roaster: Verve Coffee Roasters Rating: 4

I sang my praises of this espresso blend when describing my trip to Verve, where it’s pulled as the house espresso. Interestingly, Verve’s bay area wholesale accounts have tended to favor other other blends, like the Sermon, which are likely a bit more forgiving and [...]

coffee@home: Kean’s Kona

Beans: 100% Kona Roaster: Kean Coffee Rating: 4

Largely unschooled in better quality Kona coffees, I was intrigued to see one on the table at Kean’s new Tustin store, and even more interested to see it selling for $20/12oz bag, a veritable bargain for 100% Konas (at least those that are any good). [...]

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 [...]