Review: Dark Horse Coffee Roasters Odd Harmonics Blend (San Diego, California)

I stopped into the Normal Heights location of Dark Horse Coffee Roasters on a recent weekend visit to San Diego. All of the bags on the shelves were very fresh, but this particular bag called out to me because I liked the art… I don’t tend to buy a lot of blends, but the combination […]

Review: Café Grumpy Heartbreaker Espresso Blend (Brooklyn, New York)

Café Grumpy calls their Heartbreaker blend their signature house espresso blend. Like a lot of blends, this one appears to rotate components based on availability and current flavor profiles. Right now, this blend is a combination of Guatemalan and Ethiopian (Kochere) beans, so I guessed that I could expect chocolate and perhaps some fruity/berry and […]

Review: Café Grumpy El Salvador La Esperanza La Cima (Brooklyn, New York)

With a name like Café Grumpy, how can you not smile when thinking of this roaster? I’ve been to Brooklyn a couple of times in my life but neither trip was long enough for me to have time to check out local roasters, so I was happy to finally get a chance to order from these […]

Review: West Oak Coffee Guatemala Mundo Nuevo (Denton, Texas)

West Oak Coffee’s Milk and Honey Blend was my top pick in 2017 for “favorite coffee blend,” and I was excited to have a chance to buy one of their single-origin coffees on a recent trip to Denton. There were a lot of choices all under 3 days post-roast, which I found really impressive. This […]

Review: Crema Coffee Roasters Colombia Huila La Plata Estrella del Oro (Nashville, Tennessee)

Crema Coffee Roasters was the other coffee roaster (besides 8th and Roast) that I wanted to make a special effort to check out during my trip to Nashville. Though I was only in the cafe for the amount of time it took me to choose a bag, purchase it, and leave, I noted it was […]

Review: 8th and Roast Coffee Co. Belle Meade Bourbon Barrel Aged Coffee (Nashville, Tennessee)

I’m not a big alcohol drinker. I might have a glass of red wine or a gin and tonic every now and then (maybe once a month?), typically only socially when out at concert venues. However, this coffee seemed much too out-of-the-ordinary to pass up when I saw it at the 8th and Roast location […]

Review: 8th and Roast Coffee Co. Costa Rica Willows (Nashville, Tennessee)

Recently, I made a quick trip to Nashville, Tennessee, and while many people would fill their visit with all things country music related, I focused largely on checking out the local coffee scene so I opted not to hit up any museums or live music venues. I did, however, have time to enjoy a Cuban […]

Review: Ruby Coffee Roasters Ethiopia Gesha Village Bangi Gori Gesha (Nelsonville, Wisconsin)

This particular coffee, from the Ruby Coffee Roasters website, intrigued me as soon as I read about it. I haven’t had the chance to try too many Ethiopian Geisha (also spelled Gesha) coffees, and this one was pretty reasonably priced, in my opinion ($23 for 12 oz). Most of the Geishas I’ve had have come […]