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    Perfect Daily Grind

  • VideoCoffee News Recap, 27 May: Starbucks to leave Russia, Brazil’s 2022/23 production estimated to fall by 2.3 million bags & other stories
    Every Friday, Perfect Daily Grind rounds up the top coffee industry news from the previous week. Here are this week’s stories. Mon, 23 May Starbucks to leave Russia. After the invasion of Ukraine on 24 February, Starbucks halted its operations in Russia. The coffee chain will now suspend all store... Read more »
  • Are specialty coffee brands becoming more and more similar?
    Around the world, specialty coffee consumption is on the rise. The National Coffee Association’s 2022 Spring National Coffee Data Trends Report stated that specialty coffee consumption is at a five-year high in the US. Moreover, in countries with fast-growing economies such as India and China, specialty coffee markets are growing... Read more »
  • What’s the difference between plastic and metal coffee pods?
    Around the world, coffee pod consumption continues to grow at pace. By 2025, the global market is expected to be worth over US $29 billion. The factors driving this growth are convenience, cost, and the rising quality of coffee used in pods.  The increasing popularity of coffee capsules has led many... Read more »
  • Is it possible to get good quality coffee from unripe cherries?
    Growing high-quality coffee is not easy. It requires a lot of dedication from the producer, and there are a huge number of variables that influence the cup quality of the final product.  One of these many variables is cherry ripeness. It’s accepted across the industry that fully ripe cherries produce... Read more »
  • Exploring the relationship between oils in coffee and cholesterol
    Despite the wealth of scientific research documenting the many health benefits of coffee over the past several decades, claims have emerged in recent years about a link between the oils in coffee and cholesterol. While brewed coffee itself is cholesterol-free, recent research has apparently suggested that the oils in coffee... Read more »
  • Coffee News Recap, 20 May: Brazil’s coffee exports hit four-year low, PRF Colombia awards scholarships & other stories
    Every Friday, Perfect Daily Grind rounds up the top coffee industry news from the previous week. Here are this week’s stories.  Mon, 16 May Fairtrade International hosts Golden Cup competition in El Salvador. In partnership with the Latin American and Caribbean Network of Fair Trade Small Producers and Workers (CLAC),... Read more »
  • Are coffee & sports partnerships becoming more popular?
    The benefits of drinking coffee before exercise have been well-documented over the years by many healthcare professionals. But what about the wider relationship between sports and coffee? Around the world, sports teams have partner with a range of brands seeking promotion. It’s believed that the global sports sponsorship industry alone... Read more »
  • How has technology changed in the coffee industry over the last few years?
    The third wave of coffee is synonymous with a focus on the craft of producing, roasting, and brewing great coffee. Generally speaking, third wave coffee consumers are increasingly focused on the technical skills of farmers, roasters, and baristas. However, as the appreciation of the craft of coffee has grown, technology... Read more »
  • How can syntropic farming benefit coffee production?
    In recent years, sustainability has become a more widely discussed topic in the coffee industry. While this is a focus that has stretched across the entire supply chain, there is more interest than ever in sustainable coffee production. When we talk about environmental sustainability in particular, one of the many... Read more »
  • How do you make cold brew coffee at home?
    Cold brew coffee has become a staple in many coffee shops around the world. According to research firm Mintel, the market value of the US cold brew segment grew by 580% between 2011 and 2016.  But it isn’t just popular in coffee shops. We’ve seen many consumers actually prepare their... Read more »
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    I Need Coffee

  • Life is Coffee Comics #39
    Coffee Talk Try to Cheer Us Up © 2022 Life is Coffee The post Life is Coffee Comics #39 appeared first on I Need Coffee.... Read more »
  • 20 Amazing Facts about Coffee
    I can’t remember the last time I started my day without my daily cup of coffee. I stumble out of bed every morning and drag my body to my coffee maker, brew myself a cup, and then, only then do...... Read more »
  • 5 Ways to Make Your Coffee Habit More Sustainable
    If you are looking for ideas on how to be more sustainable about your daily coffee habit, read on for five ideas. #1 Use a thermal coffee carafe Many drip coffee makers have warming plates designed...... Read more »
  • Life is Coffee Comics #38
    Guardian Angel Anxiety © 2022 Life is Coffee The post Life is Coffee Comics #38 appeared first on I Need Coffee.... Read more »
  • Buying Your First Home Coffee Roaster
    I started home roasting coffee in June 1998. Since then I’ve used a number of different roasters and methods. I’ll be the first to confess that I haven’t kept up on all the...... Read more »
  • How to Make Coffee Cookies in the Shape of Coffee Beans
    Coffee is a very versatile ingredient and it is also an ideal choice for cooking delicious desserts. Since it is one of the most common breakfast ingredients all over the world, I’m going to...... Read more »
  • Make Your Own Frappuccinos at Home and Save Money
    Would you like to save a few bucks off your beloved Starbucks Frappuccino®? Here is a step-by-step guide to different ways you can make yours at home. We are going to demonstrate how to make three...... Read more »
  • Life is Coffee Comics #37
    Is it You? Imagine You’re on a Beach © 2021 Life is Coffee The post Life is Coffee Comics #37 appeared first on I Need Coffee.... Read more »
  • The History of Instant Coffee
    We all have seen and possibly used instant coffee sometime in our life, but have you ever wondered where this dark, mysterious, water-soluble powder gained its popularity? Some might snub their noses...... Read more »
  • How to Make Pour-Over Coffee With the Gabi Drip Master
    When I first received the Gabi Drip Master coffee brewer (aka the Master A), I had no idea how to make coffee with it. I’ve used many other pour-over coffee brewers, but this one was unique....... Read more »
  • A Clever Way To Make Iced Coffee
    We have several tutorials on INeedCoffee that walk through the steps on how to make cold brew coffee. But until now we haven’t written a guide for making iced coffee. The terms cold brew coffee...... Read more »
  • A Month Without Coffee
    This article was originally posted on November 15, 2012. I did it. I went an entire month without coffee. No coffee and no decaf either. I didn’t even consume coffee ice cream. And somehow I...... Read more »
  • Life is Coffee Comics #36
    Cursed Coffee Menage a Trois © 2021 Life is Coffee The post Life is Coffee Comics #36 appeared first on I Need Coffee.... Read more »
  • The Truth About How Major Religions View Coffee
    The Father, The Son, and The Holy Bean Black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel, sweet as love. -Charles Maurice de Talleyrand, French Diplomat Have you ever taken a sip of your favorite...... Read more »
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    Coffee Review

  • Brazil Naturals: Tradition and Innovation
      When I first opened a specialty café in Berkeley, California 40 years ago, a Brazil always appeared among the standard whole-bean coffee offerings in the 10 or so glass-fronted bins that held our whole-bean coffees. All of the popular and glamorous coffee origins of the time were there: Guatemala... Read more »
  • Darker-Roasted Coffees: Not Just Old-School Anymore
        Every few years, we at Coffee Review like to survey the dark roast landscape. Dark-roasted coffee is a daily staple for some coffee drinkers and anathema to others. But there appears to be a sweet spot that appeals to a wide range of coffee-drinking styles that’s not too... Read more »
  • Interview: Kenneth Davids Discusses His New Book, 21st Century Coffee: A Guide
      “When my first book about coffee came out in the 1970s,” Coffee Review editor Kenneth Davids says, “people I met at parties used to wonder how I managed to find enough to write about coffee to fill a whole book on the subject.” Given the explosion of coffee innovation... Read more »
  • Reflections on the Art of Coffee Blending: Daily Drinkers With Personality
    The idea of the coffee blend is a long and winding road. Blends give roasters an opportunity to create a coffee that evokes specific sensory properties, and blends are often designed to give consumers a consistent experience over time (much like a Champagne house approaches the non-vintage brut). But before... Read more »
  • The World and the Cupping Table: 25 Years of Change at Coffee Review
      Coffee Review has been reviewing coffees and reporting in depth on the world of specialty coffee since 1997, making this our 25th year of slurping, spitting and writing. Over those 25 years, we have published reviews of thousands of coffees, tasted tens of thousands more, and produced more than... Read more »
  • An In-Depth Look at the Top 30 Coffees of 2021
    Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2021 represents our ninth annual ranking of the most exciting coffees we tested over the course of the year. This annual effort supports our mission of helping consumers identify and purchase superior quality coffees and, in the process, helping drive demand and increase... Read more »
  • Shop the Top 30 Coffees of 2021
    Coffee Review‘s mission is to help consumers identify and purchase superior quality coffees and, in the process, help drive demand and increase prices to reward farmers and roasters who invest time, passion, and capital in producing high quality coffee beans. Many of our readers seek out highly rated coffees for their own... Read more »
  • Top 30 Countdown Begins November 26
    Coffee Review’s countdown of the Top 30 Coffees of 2021 begins on Friday, November 26 and ends with the announcement of the Top 5 coffees of 2021 on Wednesday, December 1.  In the meantime, you can view the Top 30 coffees from past years using the links below. Since 2013,... Read more »
  • Our Love Affair with Geisha — It’s Not Just a Panama Thing Anymore
    The Geisha variety of Arabica is the most expensive green coffee in the world. Year after year, this sought-after variety — known for (in the hands of a good roaster) its florality, delicate fruit, integrated structure and balance — breaks new price records in the Best of Panama auction. The... Read more »
  • Yemen Coffees: Variations on the World’s Oldest Cup Profile
    As most readers know, Yemen is the oldest continuously cultivated coffee in the world. The Coffea arabica tree originated in Ethiopia but was first systematically cultivated and commercialized in Yemen starting in about 1500. Until European colonists got into the game about 200 years later, Yemen produced virtually all of... Read more »
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    Barista Magazine Online

  • It’s 1st Crack: a Coffee Comic for the Weekend!
    Welcome to 1st Crack, a coffee comic strip for weekend mornings, for May 21, 2022 featuring a unique, illustrated look at life behind the bar. BY OMRI ALMAGOR AND ASHLEY WONG Want a hardcopy of 1st Crack comics? They’re [...] The post It’s 1st Crack: a Coffee Comic for the Weekend! appeared first on... Read more »
  • What It’s Like To Be a B Corp: Sample Coffee Roasters
    We chat with Sample Coffee Roasters, a Sydney-based micro-roaster, about the challenges and rewards of earning B-Corp certification. BY YKER VALERIOSPECIAL TO BARISTA MAGAZINE ONLINE Photos courtesy of Sample Coffee Roasters From the editor: Lately, [...] The post What It’s Like To Be a B Corp: Sample Coffee Roasters appeared... Read more »
  • The Evolving Tastes of Vietnamese Coffee: Part Two
    We close our feature on the growth of specialty-coffee growing and drinking in Vietnam. BY MOLLY HEADLEYSPECIAL TO BARISTA MAGAZINE ONLINE Photos courtesy of Mervin Lee From the editor: Yesterday we began a feature on [...] The post The Evolving Tastes of Vietnamese Coffee: Part Two appeared first on Barista... Read more »
  • The Evolving Tastes of Vietnamese Coffee: Part One
    We learn about the arabica growing in Vietnam, a region historically known for robusta production, and the increasing preferences for specialty-coffee drinking in the country. BY MOLLY HEADLEYSPECIAL TO BARISTA MAGAZINE ONLINE Photos courtesy of [...] The post The Evolving Tastes of Vietnamese Coffee: Part One appeared first on Barista... Read more »
  • Crypto Baristas Inspire Change in the Real-Life Coffee World
    Find out how Crypto Baristas, 60 caffeine-loving hand-drawn characters, are being used to help establish a transparent farm-gate price for a coffee farm in Honduras. BY VASILEIA FANARIOTISPECIAL TO BARISTA MAGAZINE ONLINE Photos courtesy of [...] The post Crypto Baristas Inspire Change in the Real-Life Coffee World appeared first on... Read more »
  • Nick Berardi’s Coffee Passion Leads to Roasting Victory
    The head roaster at Mostra Coffee in San Diego is the 2022 U.S. Roaster Champion. BY CHRIS RYANBARISTA MAGAZINE ONLINE Cover photo courtesy of Matthew Temple for U.S. CoffeeChamps From the editor: Recently, we’ve been [...] The post Nick Berardi’s Coffee Passion Leads to Roasting Victory appeared first on Barista... Read more »
  • It’s 1st Crack: a Coffee Comic for the Weekend!
    Welcome to 1st Crack, a coffee comic strip for weekend mornings, for May 21, 2022 featuring a unique, illustrated look at life behind the bar. BY OMRI ALMAGOR AND ASHLEY WONG Want a hardcopy of 1st Crack comics? They’re [...] The post It’s 1st Crack: a Coffee Comic for the Weekend! appeared first on... Read more »
  • Five (More) Interesting Coffee Blogs Worth Exploring
    We look at several more of the dozens of coffee blogs out there dedicated to the pursuit of a great brew. BY YKER VALERIOSPECIAL TO BARISTA MAGAZINE ONLINE Online coffee culture reflects the enormous diversity [...] The post Five (More) Interesting Coffee Blogs Worth Exploring appeared first on Barista Magazine... Read more »
  • 10 Minutes With Niki di Landa
    We chat with Niki Di Landa, Italy’s current Ibrik/Cezve champion, about what inspired her to compete, and the message she wants to spread through her world stage performance. BY VASILEIA FANARIOTISPECIAL TO BARISTA MAGAZINE ONLINE [...] The post 10 Minutes With Niki di Landa appeared first on Barista Magazine Online.... Read more »
  • The Australians Behind Specialty Coffee in Paris
    How Australian transplants became among the several important factors behind flourishing specialty coffee in Paris. BY MOLLY HEADLEYSPECIAL TO BARISTA MAGAZINE ONLINE Cover photo courtesy of Coutume It’s 11 a.m. on a random Tuesday morning. [...] The post The Australians Behind Specialty Coffee in Paris appeared first on Barista Magazine... Read more »
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    Coffee Affection

  • 10 Best Coffee Shops in Durham, North Carolina
    Durham has always been one of the south’s hidden gems, and now the rest of the country is starting to catch on. Bull City ranked number twenty-five in Livability’s Top 100 places to live in America for 2021. With Duke University and its top-notch healthcare system, a thriving arts and... Read more »
  • Are Coffee Filters Bad for the Environment? Surprising Facts!
    Brewing coffee at home is a daily ritual for 79% of Americans.1 Are you one of them? If so, you might not have thought about what’s happening to those coffee filters piling up in your trash can. Using your coffeemaker at home can save you time on your way to... Read more »
  • How Much Caffeine is in Club-Mate?
    Club-Mate is a soft drink brewed from the South American stimulant known as yerba mate. It was produced by the Loscher Brewery in Bavaria and burst onto the caffeinated beverage scene in 1924. Since then, it’s achieved cult status, with fans sipping the world over. But how much caffeine does... Read more »
  • Do Dunkin’ Refreshers Have Caffeine?
    There are several non-coffee-based drinks available at Dunkin’ for people who want to change things up, like Coletta’s, vanilla chai tea, etc. Many people who switch to another beverage want to know how much caffeine is in their new drink — for example, do the fruit-flavored Dunkin’ Refreshers contain caffeine?... Read more »
  • 6 Best Eco-Friendly Coffee Pods in 2022: Reviews & Top Picks
    Are you tired of seeing K-cups in your trash? Have you been wishing you could enjoy a great cup of coffee from your single cup maker without all the waste? If you have, then we have the answer. In this review of the six best eco-friendly coffee pods this year,... Read more »
  • 7 Most Eco-Friendly Coffee Brewing Methods
    With the need to reduce our carbon footprint on the planet being more important than ever, it makes sense that we are always searching for ways to be more eco-friendly. Whether it’s using less energy, recycling more, or even avoiding plastics, we each must do our part. Where do coffee... Read more »
  • 11 Coffee Market Trends You Need to Know in 2022!
    The love of coffee is steadily growing, but this alone cannot sustain the coffee market. With so many things happening in the world around us, those of us who love coffee and want to enjoy it daily, are left to wonder if uncertainties will affect the production and distribution of... Read more »
  • 10 Best Coffee Shops in Albuquerque
    As New Mexico’s largest city, Albuquerque has a lot to offer. This is especially true for coffee lovers that are living in the area, newly relocated there, or simply passing through. Whether you’re in the mood for a simple cup of coffee in a local establishment or want to make... Read more »
  • What’s Coffee’s Environmental Impact?
    Coffee is the one beverage that many of us find we can’t do without. Waking up each morning to a fresh cup of joe leaves coffee lovers feeling revitalized after a long night and ready to face the day. Mornings aren’t the only time we enjoy this beverage, however. Throughout... Read more »
  • How Much Does a Barista Make Per Hour? (2022 Salary Data)
    Do you have a way with coffee? Have you always dreamed of working in your favorite local coffee shop serving your tasty brews to the customers you’ve come to like? If so, then perhaps a job as a barista is right up your alley. Baristas are the cornerstone of any... Read more »
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    Blog – Joe's Garage Coffee

  • The Best Coffee Supplements and Vitamins for Your Coffee Brand
    Are you looking for ways to improve the health benefits of your coffee brand’s products? You might consider adding supplements and vitamins to your brew to increase your coffee’s energy boost, targeting health-conscious customers and coffee lovers alike to potentially drive up your brand’s sales.  With this handy guide to... Read more »
  • Coffee Trends to Watch in 2022
    The coffee industry is continuously evolving. Coffee lovers and manufacturers find new ways to consume and sell this popular beverage all the time. New ideas spur new trends every year, and it can be challenging to keep up with what’s popular. Knowing about coffee trends can help you have a... Read more »
  • 3 Things to Consider When Creating Your Coffee Blend
    Coffee blends are vital for coffee brands looking to provide consistent offerings year-round. If you’re wondering how to create the perfect product for your business, Joe’s Garage Coffee has you covered. We can provide all the answers you need to feel confident in your unique coffee blend. We’ll break down the differences between... Read more »
  • Coffee Bean Types and Flavors: Choosing the Right Beans for Your Coffee Business
    When it comes to planning your new coffee brand, it all comes down to crafting a great-tasting brew. After all, drinking your coffee should be an experience coffee lovers want to revisit over and over again. The perfect cup of joe starts with finding the perfect coffee beans. Buying coffee... Read more »
  • 11 Coffee Drinking Statistics You Should Know
    It’s no secret that Americans love their coffee, but how deep does this national coffee commitment run, and how does it affect coffee industry trends? Examining specific statistics can help coffee brands know how to appeal to the average American coffee drinker and market their products better. 11 Essential Coffee Drinkers... Read more »
  • What to Look for When Taste-Testing Your Private Label Coffee
    Rich. Earthy. Nutty. Bittersweet. The smell of a good cup of coffee can start to wake you up before you even take the first sip — and when you do, it’s like magic. But what defines a good cup of coffee? Whether you’re a lifelong coffee connoisseur or just beginning... Read more »
  • How to Choose a Beverage Co-packer for Your Coffee or Tea
    So, your coffee or tea business is doing well — in fact, it’s thriving! Customers are enjoying your product, and you’re developing creative solutions to keep up with supply and demand. But as you look around, you realize you’re running out of space and time to put the product together yourself... Read more »
  • Ground Coffee vs. Whole Bean Coffee
    If you’re thinking about selling coffee or expanding your existing coffee brand, you need to know the difference between whole bean and ground coffee. Understanding what sets these coffee products apart from each other will help you cater to your target audience better and make more sales. Below, you’ll learn... Read more »
  • Types of Tea
    Anyone interested in breaking into the tea market needs to be familiar with all the different types of tea flavors. With thousands of teas out there, it can be easy to get lost in the details of where each one comes from and what it tastes like. Keeping track of all... Read more »
  • Pods for Nespresso vs. Cups for Keurig: Packaging Your Single-Serve Coffee
    Nespresso and Keurig have become famous for providing products that conveniently brew the perfect single serving of your favorite hot beverage. However, aside from this fundamental similarity, Nespresso and Keurig differ drastically from one another. Getting familiar with the particulars of Nespresso vs. Keurig will help coffee brand owners determine... Read more »
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    Royal Coffee

  • Strawberry Shortcake Party — Assume Nothing!
    by Carolyn McBride “Assume Nothing!” A mantra for The Crown as we worked towards opening our doors in March of 2019, the phrase became a Menu section, encouraging our visitors to drop their preconceptions and be open to new and delicious experiences. And now it’s the title of a recipe... Read more »
  • Coffee Producer Highlight: Galo Morales from Ecuador
    Galo Morales is one of Ecuador's best green coffee producers and his fresh crop coffees are now in Royal Coffee’s warehouses. The post Coffee Producer Highlight: Galo Morales from Ecuador appeared first on Royal Coffee.... Read more »
  • COVID Policy Updates for The Crown’s Education & Events – May 2022
    May 6, 2022 — Check here for updates to our education and public event policy for anyone attending The Crown’s offerings of in-person classes and events. We’ll continue to monitor local and national resources and release further updates as the situation changes. For the time being, please familiarize yourself with... Read more »
  • The Crown Gallery Artist Interviews: Holly Bobisuthi
    The Crown seeks to give exposure to local and international artists through The Crown Gallery, and hosts new artists each quarter. The Crown Gallery is currently accepting submissions for the Winter of 2022, and is seeking artists who approach issues related to environmental sustainability, intersectionality, the City of Oakland, and... Read more »
  • Now Hiring: Lead Barista for The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room
    Now Hiring: Lead Barista for The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room Passionate about specialty coffee & service? This is for you! Lead Barista Core Responsibilities  Front of House Leadership & Beverage Excellence in The Tasting Room (75% of time)  Create and serve drinks to the high standards set... Read more »
  • Hiring: Barista for The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room
    Now Hiring: Barista for The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room Passionate about specialty coffee & service? This is for you. Barista Responsibilities: Stellar Customer Service & Beverage Excellence in The Tasting Room (~75% of the time)  Create and serve drinks to the high standards set by the Tasting... Read more »
  • Searching for Balance in Coffee Roasting
    Reflecting on the last six months of roasting styles at The Crown.  For as long as we’ve been serving coffee, The Crown’s menu has featured a revolving door of fresh and seasonal coffees served across a number of brewing styles. By far, our most consistent outturns (aside from cold brew... Read more »
  • The Classic: Vanilla Latte — Assume Nothing!
    by Carolyn McBride “Assume Nothing!” A mantra for The Crown as we worked towards opening our doors in March of 2019, the phrase became a Menu section, encouraging our visitors to drop their preconceptions and be open to new and delicious experiences. And now it’s the title of a recipe... Read more »
  • Hiring: Tasting Room Manager for The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room
    Passionate about specialty coffee & service? This is for you! Tasting Room Manager Core Responsibilities  The Tasting Room Manager’s primary responsibility is to ensure the smooth and successful operation of the Tasting Room’s retail functions. This includes supervising staff and managing scheduling, payroll, and hiring, as well as ensuring the... Read more »
  • The Worst-Kept Secret in Seasonality: Colombia
    This time of the year is typically lean in high-quality washed milds for most roasters, which is why we’re letting you in on the worst-kept secret in seasonal coffee menus: Colombia. We have been directing buyers to our roster of distinctive washed lineup of coffees from southern Huila and Cauca... Read more »
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    Specialty Coffee Blog – Pull & Pour

  • Burundi Cumba – Topeca Coffee
    When a naturally processed East African coffee is done well, it’s hard to beat in my book. They are sweet,... The post Burundi Cumba – Topeca Coffee appeared first on Specialty Coffee Blog - Pull & Pour.... Read more »
  • Yemen Haraaz Red Grade – My Friends Coffee
    The Yemen game from My Friend’s Coffee has always been strong. I’ve tried a few Yemenite coffees from them over... The post Yemen Haraaz Red Grade – My Friends Coffee appeared first on Specialty Coffee Blog - Pull & Pour.... Read more »
  • Emperador Geisha Caballero Honduras – Theodore’s Coffee
    The Geisha variety can range quite a bit in quality and price, but when you find a good one, it’s... The post Emperador Geisha Caballero Honduras – Theodore’s Coffee appeared first on Specialty Coffee Blog - Pull & Pour.... Read more »
  • Project Sankalp – Lot #56 – Subko Coffee
    Subko is a roaster based out of Mumbai, India. They currently only have microlot and nanolot coffees which score 85+—all... The post Project Sankalp – Lot #56 – Subko Coffee appeared first on Specialty Coffee Blog - Pull & Pour.... Read more »
  • Colombia La Esperanza Wush Wush – Big Shoulders Coffee
    The Wush Wush coffee variety is one of the most exciting ones available and is able to produce some incredibly... The post Colombia La Esperanza Wush Wush – Big Shoulders Coffee appeared first on Specialty Coffee Blog - Pull & Pour.... Read more »
  • Single Serve Iced Coffee Recipe
    Simple brew recipes are the best recipes. This single-serve iced flash brew recipe from Jake at @nosleeproastery is just that.... The post Single Serve Iced Coffee Recipe appeared first on Specialty Coffee Blog - Pull & Pour.... Read more »
  • La Palma Sidra Natural – Corvus Coffee
    La Palma Sidra was a coffee in the reserve lineup at Corvus Coffee earlier this year. The Corvus reserve coffees... The post La Palma Sidra Natural – Corvus Coffee appeared first on Specialty Coffee Blog - Pull & Pour.... Read more »
  • Ecuador Lugmapata Mejorado – Paradise Coffee
    Ecuador is surrounded by some of the most well-known specialty coffee origins in the world (Colombia, Brazil, and Peru) and... The post Ecuador Lugmapata Mejorado – Paradise Coffee appeared first on Specialty Coffee Blog - Pull & Pour.... Read more »
  • Las Alasitas – Bolivia – Blendin Coffee Club
    I have not had too many coffees from Bolivia and this is the first experience with both a Bolivian Gesha... The post Las Alasitas – Bolivia – Blendin Coffee Club appeared first on Specialty Coffee Blog - Pull & Pour.... Read more »
  • Colombia Gesha – La Fortuna – Whiptail Coffee
    Whiptail Coffee is a new roaster started by Bryan Warchol in Berkeley, California. Bryan heads up the Bay Area CoRoasters... The post Colombia Gesha – La Fortuna – Whiptail Coffee appeared first on Specialty Coffee Blog - Pull & Pour.... Read more »
  • Ethiopia Worka Chelbessa – Sightglass Coffee
    Sightglass is a fairly iconic roaster based out of San Francisco, which has been on my list of roasters to... The post Ethiopia Worka Chelbessa – Sightglass Coffee appeared first on Specialty Coffee Blog - Pull & Pour.... Read more »
  • Colombia – Granja Paraiso 92 – Anaerobic Washed Thermal Shock – Rogue Wave Coffee
    This coffee from Rogue Wave Coffee was produced by Wilton Benitez. Benitez has 16+ years of experience with specialty coffee,... The post Colombia – Granja Paraiso 92 – Anaerobic Washed Thermal Shock – Rogue Wave Coffee appeared first on Specialty Coffee Blog - Pull & Pour.... Read more »
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    Hayman Coffee - Hayman Coffee Blog

  • WORLD'S BEST COFFEES IN PODS FOR KEURIG K-CUP ®*
    We bring you great news - Our three best sellers Jamaica Blue Mountain, Hawaii Kona, and Panama Geisha are now also available in pods compatible with Keurig K-Cup ®* machines! Our pods for Keurig K-Cup ®* are compatible with all Keurig single serve coffee maker models, including with Keurig 2.0 brewers...  More... Read more »
  • Tips for Cooking with Gourmet Coffee
    Set yourself up with a bag of premium Panama Geisha coffee beans and you probably have just one thing in mind: Brew the perfect cup of java and melting away in the pure bliss it brings. Commodities as rare and desirable as Geisha coffee are best enjoyed in their purest... Read more »
  • The Four French Press Fails You Really Must Avoid
    Contrary to popular belief, French press coffee can be absolutely exquisite.  People often associate the simplicity of the French press method with a lack of sophistication. When in reality, well-brewed French press coffee can be as good as any other type of coffee. That said, it’s also one of the... Read more »
  • Panama Geisha Coffee Beans - The Easter Coffee Treat
    Holidays and times for celebration come thick and fast, with little relent. Not that this is a bad thing, as what could be better than an excuse to spoil yourself and your loved ones rotten? With Easter on the horizon, the time has come to once again think about the... Read more »
  • Five (More) Coffee-Themed Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
    In a previous post, we took a look at five of our own top Mother’s Day gift ideas for 2022. In the meantime, it occurred to us that there were still dozens of other amazing coffee gifts out there for Mother’s Day. Some of which are more obvious than others,... Read more »
  • Five Coffee-Themed Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
    Coming up with creative and meaningful Mother’s Day gifts every year isn’t easy. The temptation can be to just phone it in, but let’s face it - moms deserve better! Mercifully, coffee-loving moms are pretty easy to shop for. Mother’s Day gift ideas for coffee-lovers are in no short supply, making it... Read more »
  • Quick and Easy Mother’s Day Coffee Muffins
    You can shop till you drop for the ultimate Mother’s Day gift and still struggle to find something truly meaningful. A bag of the best coffee beans in the world is always well received, but isn’t what you’d call particularly personal. This is where most Mother’s Day gift ideas fall... Read more »
  • New Coffee: Mexico Chiapas Organic Decaf
    From Mexico, we bring you one of the most exclusive and delicious coffees: CHIAPAS ORGANIC DECAF, grown on the northern part of the Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, in Chiapas. It is an organic coffee and was decaffeinated using pure water from Pico de Orizaba, the highest mountain in Mexico, in conjunction with natural... More... Read more »
  • Cooking With the Best Coffee Beans in the World (Part 3)
    Rounding off our trio of tempting coffee recipes from some of the UK’s best chefs, we thought it only right to include a coffee cake in the mix. After all, what better way to put the best coffee beans in the world to good use than by throwing together the... Read more »
  • Cooking With the Best Coffee Beans in the World (Part 2)
    Continuing our mini-series on cooking with the best coffee beans in the world, we’ll today be looking at a classic Tiramisu by Paul Ainsworth. The key to cooking with coffee really is no different to brewing up a cup of coffee the right way. You start out with the best... Read more »
  • Cooking With the Best Coffee Beans in the World (Part 1)
    We’re firm believers in putting the best coffee beans in the world to the best possible use in as many ways as possible. The way we see it, brewing up a fantastic cup of coffee using an exquisite batch of artisan beans isn’t the only option on the table. As... Read more »
  • The Best Brewing Method for Hawaiian Kona Coffee Beans
    Declaring any coffee brewing method ‘better’ or ‘worse’ than any other is always a divisive issue. Truth is, there really is no such thing as an all-round ‘superior’ way to brew coffee. It depends entirely on how you like it - the rest is inconsequential. That said, buying the best Kona coffee... Read more »
  • How to Get the Most Out of Your Hawaiian Coffee
    If you’re going to spend good money on the best Kona coffee Hawaii produces, the last thing you want is to spoil it during the brewing process. Contrary to popular belief, transforming the best Kona coffee beans into a world class cup of coffee is easy. All the trickery that... Read more »
  • How to Buy Hawaiian Coffee: What Do the Labels Mean?
    You’ll rarely find the best Kona coffee Hawaii produces in a standard store or supermarket. Quality Hawaiian coffee is a commodity you have to track down, due to its scarceness and exclusivity. Though once you’ve tried the best Kona coffee beans first-hand, you know exactly what all the fuss is... Read more »
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    Coffeespiration

  • Best Coffee In St Louis
    Coffee surely provides you happiness when we drink it. But how can we make it even better? Having a variety of choices on the menu or the aroma of roasted coffee sure play a role in your coffee experience. However, the environment when a person walks into the coffee shop will immediately... Read more »
  • Best Starbucks Cups You Will Be Obsessed in 2022
    Starbucks is a state of mind. It’s a personality characteristic. Moreover, it is a fundamental tenet of existence. And a whole damned way of life. But if you need to give yourself a good mug or give it to your friends, your loved ones, or your family, Starbucks has all the... Read more »
  • Best Coffee Shops In Orlando
    Orlando, the city in central Florida, is one of the most beautiful and appealing tourist attractions in the world. People can take their families to the Walt Disney World Resort and the Universal Orlando Resort for amusement. But, they can also visit theme parks and cultural places such as the Orlando Museum... Read more »
  • Why Should You Put Coconut Oil In Coffee?
    In recent years, statistically speaking, almost 90% of the population around the world has started to add coffee to the top list of their favorite drinks. Some even take it as their breakfast and begin their day with just a cup of coffee. For this reason, coffee has now become... Read more »
  • Olive Oil In Coffee: Can You Drink It?
    Olive oil is known as a healthy fat that has anti-inflammatory properties. It provides a high in vitamins E and K, which are both necessary for keeping healthy skin and hair. We often hear that olive oil can use for cooking or putting in skincare products.  However, it also can... Read more »
  • Best Coffee In New Orleans
    In recent years, coffee has exploded with overwhelming popularity not in only one country but around the globe. With the rise of coffee’s popularity, a lot of interesting coffee shops have also revealed themselves as well.  Just like in other countries and cities, New Orleans which is a unique city... Read more »
  • Best Coffee Shops In Boston
    Innovative architectural places can be found in Boston, a city where you can spot many cafes. Foreign tourists need to check out these coffee shops when you land in Boston someday. As both modern or traditional-kind roasters are available, travelers who love to get local coffee, you can visit several... Read more »
  • Best Coffee Alternatives That You Wish You Knew Earlier
    Coffee is such a big part of our daily lives. We can’t imagine life without it! However, some drinkers can’t enjoy much of their normal cup of coffee since they have to watch their caffeine consumption per day. If they’re not cautious enough, their bodies could have bad reactions to caffeine.... Read more »
  • Best Chefman Electric Kettle in 2022
    Water is one of the essential aspects of our lives since it keeps us hydrated, so it is good for our well-being and health. Cold and warm water are both needed for making our foods and drinks. Normally, when it comes to boiling water, one of the common kitchen appliances is... Read more »
  • Best Gevi Coffee Maker in 2022
    Having a coffee machine at home is one of the essential things for coffee lovers because we do not necessarily have time to wait in line at coffee shops in the morning, as we sometimes are late to work, and not even mention the costs that are spent on coffee... Read more »
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    The Coffee Wave

  • 14 Best And Lit AeroPress Accessories You Need to Have!
    Do you love your AeroPress as much as I do? I sure hope so! Because if you’re an AeroPress lover, then you’re going to want to check out the list of the 14 best (and lit) accessories for your beloved coffee maker. From fun, and quirky, to downright practical, I’ve... Read more »
  • AeroPress vs Chemex: The Ultimate Showdown
    If you’re a college student or a coffee enthusiast on a budget, then you’re probably familiar with the AeroPress and Chemex coffee brewing methods. These two devices are very popular among coffee lovers for their simple design and great results. But when it comes to budget coffee at home, there... Read more »
  • How to Grind Coffee in A Magimix: The Complete Guide
    There are many ways to grind the coffee, and each has its own advantages and disadvantages. In this guide, we will be discussing how to grind coffee in a Magimix. This is a great way to get a consistent grind every time, and it is also very easy to use.... Read more »
  • Can You Half Fill A Moka Pot? Answered!
    Have you ever been filling up your Moka pot and thought to yourself, “Can I just stop at this point?” You may have even gone so far as to fill it only halfway, in the hopes that it will still produce coffee. But does this actually work? Or are you... Read more »
  • All Types of Coffee Grinders Fully Explained!
    There are all sorts of coffee grinders out there these days, and if you’re like most people, you may not be entirely sure what the different types are or what they do. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at all the different types of coffee grinders and explain... Read more »
  • Can You Use Folgers Coffee in a French Press? Answered!
    You want to make the perfect cup of coffee. You’ve heard that French Press coffee is the way to go. But can you use Folgers coffee in a French Press? We’ll explore the answer to that question in this article. Common challenges people have because they don’t know how to... Read more »
  • How to Date an Antique Coffee Grinder: The Complete Guide
    You may be an avid coffee drinker, or you may just be interested in antiques. Either way, you’ve stumbled upon an antique coffee grinder and you’re wondering how to date it. Dating an antique coffee grinder can be a difficult task, but with the right information, it can be a... Read more »
  • Moka Pot vs Chemex: Which One To Choose?
    The Best Answer: If you’re after something powerful and intense and therefore don’t mind some few coffee powders in the bottom, a Moka Pot could be worth a shot. It’s a thicker coffee like espresso. But, if you like a neater cup that might possibly be less harsh and acidic,... Read more »
  • Why is My Moka Pot Leaking And How to Fix It
    The Best Answer: If your Moka Pot is leaking, apply some vegetable oil to the screws and twist the top on and off multiple times before wiping clean with a clean cloth. This creates a softer surface and, in most cases, prevents leakage. It is much simpler to clean your... Read more »
  • Can A Moka Pot Explode? Know The Facts
    Have you ever placed your Moka Pot on the stove and as time went by, and you were waiting for your coffee to brew, you started to wonder if your Moka Pot could explode? Moka Pots are designed to withstand high temperatures and pressure, so it is very unlikely for... Read more »
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    Your Dream Coffee

  • Chocolate Cream Cold Foam: An Easy 5-Minute Recipe to Try
    When it's summer, and you want to grab something cold and refreshing to beat the heat, here's something for you: chocolate cream cold foam. It's super easy to prepare, and it'll taste absolutely delicious on any iced coffee. The best part? You can also make it in bulk and use... Read more »
  • Chocolate Cream Cold Brew: An Easy Recipe to Make in 2022
    Looking for a delicious and refreshing summer drink? If so, you've come to the right place. In this article, I'll be showing you an at-home recipe for the chocolate cream cold brew that Starbucks recently announced. It's perfect for a warm summer day. I love making this recipe because it... Read more »
  • The 15 Best Iced Espresso Recipes to Keep You Cool in 2022
    In the summer of , nothing will be as refreshing as a cold iced espresso drink. In this article, I'll share my 15 best recipes for iced espresso drinks. Whether you're looking for something sweet or something savory, I've got you covered. Keep cool this summer with these delicious drinks!... Read more »
  • Best Coffee Beans for French Press (Make Outstanding Coffee)
    The French press method is one of the most popular ways to prepare coffee as it’s simple and doesn’t require power. Depending on geographic location, French presses are sometimes called cafetières, coffee presses, or coffee plungers. But regardless of your location, I’ve found some of the best coffee beans to... Read more »
  • What Is a Bone Dry Cappuccino & Is It Worth Making at Home?
    Bone dry cappuccinos have become incredibly popular recently and can be found in most coffee shops. But what is it, and should you make it at home? Bone dry cappuccino is similar to regular cappuccino as it contains espresso. However, it includes no steamed milk and only a thick foam... Read more »
  • Snickerdoodle Latte: An Easy 5-Minute Recipe to Try in 2022
    The holidays are a time when everything is just a little bit more merry and bright. The last thing that you want to do is spend all of your time in the kitchen making holiday treats. With that said, you need to find recipes that are simple and quick to... Read more »
  • Doppio vs. Espresso: All the Differences You Need to Know
    When you go to order an espresso, you may be faced with the choice between a regular espresso and a doppio. It’s good to know that in Italian, doppio simply means “double.” Therefore, when you order a doppio, you’re typically getting a double shot of espresso. The main difference between... Read more »
  • What Is a Wet Cappuccino, and Should You Give It a Try? (2022)
    87% of Americans have admitted to consuming at least one cup of coffee a day. From beans to brewing, the classic cappuccino is one of the most popular espresso drinks that you can find on various menus across cafes and restaurants across the world. However, when you go to order,... Read more »
  • Mochaccino vs. Macchiato: What Are the Differences?
    If you're an espresso lover, you've probably seen these two coffee drinks in coffee shops around the world. You might have even been confused as to what separates a mochaccino and a macchiato. So, what is the difference? The main difference between a mochaccino and a macchiato is that a... Read more »
  • What Is Colada Coffee and How to Make This Cuban Espresso?
    When visiting Miami or Cuba, you’ll soon come across locals drinking Colada coffee. So, you may wonder if you can make it yourself. Colada coffee is a thimble-sized, sweet espresso shot, famous in Cuba and Miami. It has a light, sweet foam on top, and you can make it with... Read more »
  • What Is a Cappuccino: All the Information You Need in 2022
    Espresso drinks are a great alternative to coffee or soda if you want some caffeine or if you just want a rich, creamy drink. Some espresso drinks include lattes, americanos, macchiatos, and cappuccinos, which I will focus on in this article. So what’s a cappuccino? A cappuccino is an espresso... Read more »
  • Iced Mochaccino: A Refreshing Iced Coffee to Try in 2022
    Turn to this iced mochaccino recipe when the heat is getting you down, and you need an iced coffee. This iced mochaccino recipe will provide you with a delicious and refreshing treat that requires minimal effort to make. The mix of chocolate, coffee, and milk provides an incredibly creamy and... Read more »
  • White Americano: What Is It & How Do You Make It at Home?
    A white Americano is a great way to start the day. It's a short, sharp caffeine hit that will give you a quick boost of energy and clear your head. But what is a white Americano? Is it just an Americano made with milk? And how do you make the... Read more »
  • Best Coffee Beans for Espresso (For the Best Espresso Base)
    Few things are more delicious than a silky cup of espresso for a coffee enthusiast. However, picking the right beans for your espresso can be just as important as using the correct extraction method for your taste. Here are the 6 best coffee beans for espresso: Intelligentsia Black Cat Classic... Read more »
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    Brian's Coffee Spot

  • Brian’s Travel Spot: UK to Berlin by Train, Part I – Planning
    In the years running up to the COVID-19 pandemic, I travelled an awful lot for work, which mostly meant flying to various locations around the world, including trips to Rome and Prague. In 2020, I made a conscious decision to … Continue reading →... Read more »
  • The Visit Coffee & Eatery, Nürnbergerstraße
    Just two weeks ago I was in Berlin, at my first face-to-face work meeting since early 2020. It was also my first to Berlin in the Coffee Spot era. My initial research suggested that speciality coffee was to be found … Continue reading →... Read more »
  • Intelligentsia, Post Office Square
    I have a soft spot for Intelligentsia, a Chicago institution for more than 20 years, where I took some of my earliest steps in speciality coffee, long before I even knew what it was. Intelligentsia has been slowly expanding across … Continue reading →... Read more »
  • Brian’s Travel Spot: Return from Boston (Again)
    Welcome to the second and final Travel Spot covering this year’s second trip to Portland (Maine). I flew from London Heathrow to Boston at the start of April (the subject of the previous instalment of this Travel Spot), while this … Continue reading →... Read more »
  • The Barn Schönhauser Allee
    When talking of speciality coffee in Berlin, you can’t avoid The Barn, which now boasts 10 Berlin coffee shops, two more overseas (Mallorca, Dubia) and an international reputation for roasting excellent coffee. It’s all the more impressive considering that The … Continue reading →... Read more »
  • Meier’s – Vietnamese Specialty Coffee
    Berlin’s has a vibrant and varied speciality coffee scene, with some world-famous roasters, such as Five Elephant, The Barn (both of whom I’ve already written about) and Bonanza Coffee (which will be featuring on the Coffee Spot). At the other … Continue reading →... Read more »
  • Improving the Coffee Gator Espresso Machine, Part II
    Last month I wrote about Amanda’s new Coffee Gator espresso machine, which she’d bought for under $150. Although it far exceeded my expectations and consistently makes good espresso, I found almost everything else about the Coffee Gator to be intensely … Continue reading →... Read more »
  • Five Elephant Kreuzberg
    Continuing my exploration of Berlin’s excellent speciality coffee scene, Five Elephant is just a short stroll across Görlitzer Park in Kreuzberg from Monday’s Coffee Spot, 19grams. Another of Berlin’s well-known roasters, this is where it all started for Five Elephant, … Continue reading →... Read more »
  • 19grams Schlesi
    Returning to Berlin for the first time with my Coffee Spot hat on, I was spoilt for choice. In truth, any of the wonderful places I visited could have graced my first Berlin Coffee Spot, but it really pleases me … Continue reading →... Read more »
  • Gracenote Coffee and Wine Bar
    Today’s Saturday Short is another new addition to Boston’s growing speciality coffee scene. Just one block along Boston High Street from Monday’s Coffee Spot, Phin Coffee House, it’s even newer, having only opened at the start of March. I’m talking … Continue reading →... Read more »
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    Coffee Loving Cardmakers!

  • you can do it
    Hello, Erin here, for another Creative Chaos… I actually cleaned my desk earlier this week, so there was order, temporarily.  Today’s card pairs Ellen Hutson coffee stamps with a sentiment from The Ton and a foil plate from The Stamp market.  I love the CAS look with a little bit... Read more »
  • Brew & Craft Your Stash – Casual & Playful #7
    Hello Coffee Lovers!! It’s time for Brew & Craft Your Stash! We are looking for inspiration from Paper Crafters Handmade Cards and Card Creations for Him! Both are from 2013! So grab your cup and settle in! Today we are getting our inspiration from Card Creations for Him! The next... Read more »
  • Tuesdays Perfect Blend: Have a BREW-tiful day!
    Hi y’all! Are you ready for Tuesdays Perfect Blend?! I’m using some goodies from Super Sponsors Newton’s Nook and Trinity Stamps for today’s card. I started with my coloring, which I used colored pencils for and Newton’s Nook Time for Coffee set. After coloring I used the matching die with... Read more »
  • Guest Designer – May 22
    Happy Sunday!  We have our long term Guest Designer back with us, Carrie! Hello, fellow coffee cardmakers!  I have the honor of being a guest designer this summer while a few of the other members take a little break.  Today, I have two sweet and simple Cactus Coffee cards for you... Read more »
  • Saturday Coffee Cafe – Mocha Me Happy
    Happy Saturday and welcome to the Cafe!  I’m so happy you decided to stop in today to see what’s brewin’… Super fun mugs definitely ‘mocha’ me happy!  Do you have a favorite coffee mug (or tea cup)? For my card, I used images/sentiment from Dare 2b Artzy Latte Love Stamp... Read more »
  • Thursday Coffee Break | Coffee Stenciled Gift Bag
    Hello coffee loving friends! Helen is here. Let’s take a little break with me today. Today I want to share an idea how to make this fabric gift bag. To make this gift bag is super easy and quick. All you need a fabric bag, stencil, mixed media ink pad,... Read more »
  • Caffeine Fueled Paper Play – All The Feels With Pawsome Stamps
    Welcome back!  I’ve got some Pawsome Stamps and Ellen Hutson for you today along with a fun background using the new Latte Love stencil from Miss Ink Stamps!  Here’s how I was inspired: I used the Coffee Besties stamps and dies from Pawsome stamps for the coffee cups and the... Read more »
  • Boba Tea Shaker Card and Tag Combo Featuring Mama Elephant
    Hey crafty friends! It’s Amanda from Twiddler’s Nook for Tuesday Tea once again! Grab a cuppa and let’s craft! Today I’m sharing a card and tag combo featuring the Mama Elephant Boba Tea stamp set which you can also create mini boba shakers with! It’s so fun! I had a... Read more »
  • How Have You Bean?
    Happy Monday and welcome back! Today’s card was inspired by sketch 535 from he Freshly Made Sketches Challenge. I needed some inspiration, so I thought I would give this a try. Here is the sketch:   I really wanted to use the new coffee set from Pink & Main. Here’s... Read more »
  • Second Cup Sunday – A Day Without Coffee
    Hello and welcome! It’s Angie here today with another Second Cup Sunday! Today I’m featuring a card that uses a brand new stamp and die set from Super Sponsor, Dare 2B Artzy called “Bistro.” The coordinating dies that go with this set also fit 2 other sets in the D2BA store... Read more »
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    Pure Coffee Blog

  • Terra Nomad
    Part of the Fill in the Coffee Map SeriesSubject: Terra NomadLocation: Bismark, NDWiFi?: yesRating: 6+ [see key]While driving around Bismark, I found myself hankering for a good cup of coffee and great meal. Sometimes hoping to find both in the same place can be a fool's errand, as few places... Read more »
  • Bloom and Vine
    Part of the Fill in the Coffee Map SeriesSubject: Bloom and Vine (also known as Bloom Coffeehouse & Eatery)Location: Glendive, MTWiFi?: yesRating: 6+ [see key]When I first arrived in Montana those many years ago, I only held interest in the western portions of the state. Sure, I drove through the east,... Read more »
  • North Lime Coffee and Donuts
    Part of the Fill in the Coffee Map SeriesSubject: North Lime Coffee and DonutsLocation visited: West Loudon Ave, Lexington, KYWiFi?: yesRating: 6+ [see key]I never knew how much of a love affair southerners have with donuts and coffee. Growing up in the northeast surrounded by donuts dunked in mediocre joe, I... Read more »
  • Lake Life Cafe
    Part of the Fill in the Coffee Map SeriesSubject: Lake Life CafeLocation: Bemus Point, NYWiFi?: yesRating: 5+ [see key]After traversing most of Upstate New York during my years as a resident, I thought I had seen all the lakes but it turns out I missed a great one. Situated all... Read more »
  • Headquarters
    Part of the Fill in the Coffee Map SeriesSubject: HeadquartersLocation: Nashville, TNWiFi?: yesRating: 6+ [see key]Nashville has definitely become a city known for its great coffee options. As many shops decide on their look, most bank on a modern or minimalist decor, but a few go for vintage. One spot... Read more »
  • Blackbeard Coffee Roasters
    Part of the Fill in the Coffee Map SeriesSubject: Blackbeard Coffee RoastersLocation: Greenville, NCWiFi?: yesRating: 6+ [see key]Never really having the chance to explore North Carolina outside the Triangle, I was excited to check off some other cities. One sunny afternoon, I had the opportunity to stop in Greenville and... Read more »
  • Duchess Coffee
    Part of the Fill in the Coffee Map SeriesSubject: Duchess CoffeeLocation: Brattleboro, VTWiFi?: yesRating: 6+ [see key]Never have I encountered a situation where every lodging option, down to the least appealing motel, were all fully booked, but such was my fate one Friday night in the city of Brattleboro. I... Read more »
  • thirty-thirty Coffee Co.
    Part of the Fill in the Coffee Map SeriesSubject: thirty-thirty Coffee Co.Location: Peoria, ILWiFi?: yesRating: 6+ [see key]Many times, I learn of cities first through news of a promising coffee shop. As a fan of geography, I always welcome the chance to learn about a new place, especially if that... Read more »
  • Jefferson Street Coffee / Smokin' Aces
    Part of the Fill in the Coffee Map SeriesSubject: Jefferson Street Coffee / Smokin' AcesLocation: Lexington, KYWiFi?: yesRating: 6+ [see key]It's almost always a solid recommendation when a barista at one coffee establishment gives accolades to another local shop. Naturally I have to usually ask for said recommendation (because what cafe... Read more »
  • Thunder Coffee
    Part of the Fill in the Coffee Map SeriesSubject: Thunder CoffeeLocation: Fargo, NDWiFi?: yesRating: 6+ [see key]Fargo has been on my list of places to visit for some time, so it was quite glorious to finally make a visit, if only for an afternoon. The city has plenty of character,... Read more »
  • Hatchet Coffee Roasters
    Part of the Fill in the Coffee Map SeriesSubject: Hatchet Coffee RoastersLocation: Boone, NCWiFi?: yesRating: 6+ [see key]The mountains of North Carolina have long called to me though it has been tough to visit them. But just recently, I was able to make a quick visit to the area and... Read more »
  • Revelstoke Coffee
    Part of the Fill in the Coffee Map SeriesSubject: Revelstoke CoffeeLocation: Concord, NHWiFi?: yesRating: 6+ [see key]While I have driven around the perimeter of New Hampshire quite a bit, I never had an occasion to traverse it until recently. The state is beautiful and while any number of stops could... Read more »
  • East Park Donuts & Coffee
    Part of the Fill in the Coffee Map SeriesSubject: East Park Donuts & CoffeeLocation: Nashville, TNWiFi?: yesRating: 6+ [see key]If you get your donuts exclusively from a national chain, you have likely wasted many years on mediocre pastries accompanied by unremarkable coffee. But if you like to seek out local... Read more »
  • Manchester Coffee Co
    Part of the Fill in the Coffee Map SeriesSubject: Manchester Coffee Co.Location visited: Distillery District, Lexington, KYWiFi?: yesRating: 6+ [see key]Most people quickly associate a storied history of distilling spirits with Kentucky. So it was no surprise to find one of the more happening places in Lexington was around the... Read more »