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coffee@home: Ritual Karimikui

Beans: Kenya Karimikui Roaster: Ritual Coffee Roasters Rating: 4-

A couple of weeks ago, I attended a cupping event for Home Barista members. As luck would have it, five of my seven top picks (out of 22 world class coffees) were not available in this country. Thankfully, at least one of these seven [...]

A Cupping Extravaganza

What I’m not attempting to do

It’s not entirely clear where the right place is to begin when discussing the coffee cupping event I attended last Saturday. I’d like not to spend time discussing the pros and cons of coffee cupping as either a brew method, tasting technique or public relations tool. I’d also not [...]

Quality Coffee. Off the Grid.

Name: Hi-Rise Bread Company in the Blacksmith House Location: 56 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA Roasters: Barismo and Ritual Rating: 4-

Earlier this week, the New York Times printed this review of Prime Meats in New York City. What is so striking about the article is that it takes exactly the same tack I [...]

Modern Coffee Looks to the Future

Name: Modern Coffee Location: 411 13th Street, Oakland, CA Roasters: Multiple roasters, including Ecco Caffe, Four Barrel, and Verve Rating: 4

This post is sorely overdue. I say this because I frequent Modern Coffee and have frequently recommended it to friends. I say this because the coffee is good. I say this because [...]

Go Coffee Go

Many of you may have already heard of Go Coffee Go. For those of you who haven’t, it’s a shopping site that allows you to purchase coffees from multiple roasters in one place. What initially attracted me to the site was that fact that so many good roasters were selling coffee there, but I [...]

A Clover on a Coffee Cart to Cure Your Ills

Name: Remedy Coffee Location: 4316 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA Roasters: Ritual Coffee Roasters Rating: 3+

As you may have been following on this blog and elsewhere, quality coffee is finally beginning to roll into the East Bay. Funny enough, it seems to be arriving with baggage included. I’m not making some subtle dig [...]

Spring For This Coffee

Name: Spring For Coffee Location: 548 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA Roaster: rotating menu, including: Equator, Four Barrel, Intelligentsia and Ritual Rating: 3+

Spring for Coffee is a 300 square foot coffee bar kiosk is located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, which if you haven’t heard, is no longer the desolate [...]

Man Seeking Coffee 2.0

Trick or…Coffee?

Halloween activities most typically involve costumes, collecting candy or cavorting in the Castro (or the location du jour), but I, unintentionally, managed to associate Halloween with the anniversary of this blog. That’s right. I started writing Man Seeking Coffee two years ago on October 31, 2007. So I’ll start this post by [...]