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Barismo

Name: Barismo Location: 169 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA Roaster: Barismo Rating: 4-

No coffee tour of Boston would be complete without a stop by Barismo. Other than Terroir, which doesn’t have a coffee bar of its own, it’s hard to think of a local roaster that’s done as much for Boston area coffee […]

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 […]

Sipity Do Dah

Name: Sip Cafe Location: Zero Post Office Square, Boston, MA Roasters: Terroir and Rotating Guest Roaster Rating: 4-

One place I’d suggest you go for coffee in Boston is Sip, a greenhouse-like structure, situated downtown, at the southern end of Post Office Square Park. If you’re like I was, you may be suspicious. […]

Crema Cafe (psst, the one in Cambridge)

Name: Crema Cafe Roaster: Terroir Coffee Location: 27 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA Rating: 3+

Try not to confuse Crema Cafe in Cambridge with Crema Bakery in Portland, Coffee and Crema in South Carolina, or Crema Coffee Bar in Oakland (the cafe that used to occupy Modern Coffee‘s current location). This Crema, situated on Harvard Square, is […]

Simon’s Coffee Shop

Name: Simon’s Coffee Shop Location: 1736 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA Roasters: Barismo and Terroir Rating: 3

Simon’s Coffee Shop isn’t too far from Diesel or 1369 when it comes to cafe classifications. Inside is a nice version of your standard coffeehouse with worn wooden floors, a pressed tin ceiling, slightly touched up original […]

Just Another Man Visits Boston

Good things come to those who wait. At least I hope the old adage still holds true. You see, I visited several of Boston’s cafes last summer (and quite a few elsewhere in New England as well), but never ended up writing about them. I’m not sure if it was procrastination or deep-seated indecision, […]

coffee@home: Linnaean St. Espresso

Bean: Linnaen St. Espresso Roaster: Barismo Rating: 3+

Barismo, blog and coffee roaster, is one of the only two importers I’ve found for the Hario “Skerton” hand mill (the other is Brown Coffee Company). I’ve written about this hand grinder before with some excitement and anticipation, but it has been back-ordered since December. When […]

Holiday Shopping Procrastinators Unite!

With just 5 days until the start of Chanukah and 9 days until Christmas, my house has nary a present in sight. I believe that I can now wear my procrastinators club badge in full display as I rapidly wrack my brain for gift ideas and put off any  purchases until the actual last minute. […]