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Taste Coffee House

Name: Taste Coffee House Location: 311 Walnut Street, Newtonville, MA Roasters: Terroir and various guest coffees Rating: 3+

Taste Coffee House fully embraces its coffeehouse moniker. Inside you’ll find a casual atmosphere, chalkboard menus, sandwiches and salads, (beer and wine) and a firmly loyal, local crowd. Taste lacks the slick sense of interior [...]

Caffe Luxxe

Name: Caffe Luxxe Location: 925 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA Roaster: Blue Bottle Coffee Company (drip) and Unknown (espresso) Rating: 3

After heading out of Intelligentsia’s Venice Coffee Bar I couldn’t help but take a peek at the Equator Cafe inside Equator Books, which hosts an impressive coffee setup serving coffee from non-other than [...]

Kaffe 1668

Name: Kaffe 1668 Location: 275 Greenwich Street, New York, New York Roasters: Intelligentsia, Ecco Caffe, Plowshares Rating: 4

Due to their use of Intelligentsia and owning a Clover, Kaffe 1668 was one of the spots I was most excited about visiting during my (increasingly less) recent New York coffee tour. It didn’t disappoint either, [...]

Ninth…Er…Tenth Street Espresso

Name: Ninth Street Espresso Location: 341 East 10th Street (between A & B), New York, NY (3 Manhattan Locations) Rating: 3+

I still remember my first visit a few years ago to the original Ninth Street Espresso at Ninth and C. It was my first ever exceptional cup of New York coffee and my [...]

Off to Oslo…

Name: Oslo Coffee Company Location: 133 Roebling Street, Brooklyn, NY Rating: 3 3-

It was 4:30 on a Sunday afternoon, getting dark and cold outside. Me? I had been sitting in my father-in-law’s car for nearly two hours, my daughter sleeping peacefully in the back. I was ready to get out. I had [...]