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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). [...]

Kean for Coffee in Tustin

Name: Tustin Coffee House Location: 16381 Newport Avenue, Suite 14, Tustin, CA 92780 Roaster: Kéan Coffee Rating: 4

I visited Kean Coffee’s original Newport Beach location over a year ago. While I liked what they had to offer and was even astounded by their coffee in the store, I had some lingering doubts about their espresso [...]

coffee@home: Dos Dancing Goats

Beans: Guatemala Antigua Finca El Valle and Sumatra Lake Tawar Roaster: Batdorf and Bronson Rating: 3+ and 3

A short time ago, I wrote a luke-warm review of Batdorf and Bronson’s Dancing Goats espresso blend as served to me at Napoli Coffee in Albuquerque, New Mexico. My feeling at the time, was that the [...]

COffee in the OC: Part 1

Name: Newport Beach Coffee House Location: 2043 Westcliff Drive, Newport Beach, CA Roaster: Kéan Coffee Rating: 4

I keep forgetting that Orange County – my destination over the holidays – isn’t really a part of the greater LA Metropolitan area. I also keep forgetting that even within LA, distances between “neighborhoods” constitute what most [...]