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 […]

Get Your Fixe

Name: Cafe Fixe Location: 1642 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA Roasters: Barrington Coffee Roasters and Guest Roaster Rating: 4-

Cafe Fixe deserves more than it’s about to get in this review given their commitment to well-prepared coffee and a decent array of brewing options, but there are times when my brain simply grows weary […]

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: Beloya Section One

Bean: Beloya Section One (Sidamo, Ethiopia) and Lake Tawar Sumatran Roaster: Novo Coffee Rating: 3

When I was at Novo a few weeks back, I picked up three bags (12 oz) of their Lake Tawar Sumatran and one (8oz) of their Beloya Section One. Sadly, not even one bag of Lake Tawar made home, […]

Happy about Grumpy

Name: Cafe Grumpy Location: 224 West 20th Street, Manhattan, NY Roasters: Multiple/Rotating including Novo (espresso) and Grumpy Rating: 4

My botched attempt to cup coffee with the New York Coffee Society put me in a deep-seated funk so I took the opportunity the next day to seek out my coffee namesake, Café Grumpy. Of […]

Novo Coffee

Name: Novo Arvada Coffee Bar and Denver Art Museum Cafe Location: 7745 Wadsworth Blvd # B, Arvada, CO and 1200 Acoma Unit A #101, Denver, CO (inside Mad Greens) Roaster: Novo Coffee Rating: 4

Novo Coffee was the other coffee destination on my latest trip to Denver. In full disclosure, it’s not my first […]

coffee@home: San Jose El Yalu Guatemala

Bean: San Jose El Yalu, Guatemala CoE #3 Cafe: Ritual Coffee Roasters Rating: 4

All I can say is WOW! This is definitely one of the best cups of coffee I’ve had this year and it was brewed with a plastic cone, unbleached coffee filter and blade grinder. I can only imagine what […]