Review: Ritual Coffee Roasters Guatemala Candelaria (San Francisco, California)

On my recent trip to San Diego, I was wandering through the Little Italy Farmers’ Market when I spotted a sign outside of the Frost Me Cafe and Bakery, proudly displaying the Ritual Coffee logo. I may have squealed a little bit… I quite like the beans I’ve tried from Ritual (their Day Drinker Espresso […]

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 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: 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: Raw Brews Yin-Yang Coffee and Tea Subscription Box (Allentown, Pennsylvania)

Coffee subscriptions are a great way to get to try a variety of coffees without having to do the legwork yourself of researching and sourcing and ordering. I’ve reviewed a number of coffee subscription companies already on this blog, but the folks at Raw Brews stood out to me because in addition to coffee, they […]

Review: Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters Panama Carmen (Dallas, Texas)

Most of the Panamanian coffees I’ve tried have been ridiculously expensive Geishas (and I sure do love those!), but I also am quite fond of beans from Panama in general. One of the first beans I reviewed for this blog was the Klatch Panama Elida Honey, and that bag still stands out in my memory […]

Review: Heart Coffee Roasters Panama Geisha Hacienda la Esmerelda (Portland, Oregon)

This is a coffee I was absolutely salivating to try as soon as I saw an email alert that it was available! The first Geisha coffee I ever reviewed for this blog was from Square One Coffee Roasters, and it was their Panama La Esmerelda Boquete. It was my top-ranked coffee of 2015 for its […]

Review: Noble Coyote Coffee Roasters Guatemala Huehuetenango La Esperanza (Dallas, Texas)

This bag from Noble Coyote was another Whole Foods purchase, picked up during the holidays when I needed to have lots of coffee on hand to keep me going! I was making a fair bit of coffee to share with friends at a gig during this time frame, and I have found that Guatemalan coffees […]