I’d Rather Have Blue Bottle In Front of Me…

Name: Blue Bottle Coffee Company Location: 300 Webster Street, Oakland, CA Roasters: Blue Bottle Coffee Company Rating: 3+

Call me paranoid, but at times I think Blue Bottle has master minded a conspiracy. Just when I finally managed to visit the Oakland roasting facility coffee bar, James Freeman went and opened a new […]

Sips Sans Simon

Update: Simon Sips has closed. Blue Bird Cafe, still using Counter Culture has opened in the same space.

Name: Simon Sips Location: 72 East 1st Street, New York, New York Roaster: Counter Culture Coffee Rating: 3

There’s a reason I tend not to hob-knob with coffee industry folks, and it’s not just because I don’t […]

Itching an Niche That You Didn’t Know You Had

Name: Catahoula Coffee Company and Roastery Location: 12472 San Pablo Avenue, Richmond, CA Roaster: Catahoula Coffee Company Rating: 3-

My folks were in town so my wife and I decided to take advantage of the free baby sitting. We headed out one morning, steering the car toward Point Richmond, where we had a terrific […]

Aviano Coffee

Name: Aviano Coffee Location: 955 Lincoln Street, Suite G, Denver, CO Relocated to 3031 East Second Ave., Denver, CO (8/10/10) Roaster: Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea Rating: 3 (+?)

Travel for work can be intense and rewarding. It can also be exhausting. My way of coping is to try to do at least one fun […]

coffee@home: Purosa PNG (BBCC)

Bean: Purosa Papua New Guinea Roaster: Blue Bottle Coffee Company Rating: 3

I tried Blue Bottle’s Purosa PNG several weeks ago at the Temescal Farmers market when it was their featured drip, and I was really blown away. It really did fit their description of smooth, creamy chocolate with a burst of citrus. It was […]