Review: Stumptown Coffee Roasters Holler Mountain (Portland, Oregon)

Since most of my coffee consumption happens at home, I am not super knowledgeable about the coffee shop scene in and around Dallas. If I do go out to a cafe, it’s usually to buy beans for home use, and most of the cafes carry excellent local roasters like Cultivar, Tweed, Avoca, and Oak Cliff. […]

Review: Square Mile Coffee Roasters Red Brick Espresso (London, England)

The final bag of coffee that I bought on my July 2018 trip to the United Kingdom was this bag of Square Mile Coffee Roasters’ Red Brick Espresso Blend. I picked this up in York, at Spring Espresso. I don’t usually drink milk drinks, and I really don’t usually buy a coffee drink made with […]

Review: Dark Horse Coffee Roasters No Problemo Espresso Blend (San Diego, California)

On the same trip when I bought the Dark Horse Odd Harmonics blend, I also picked up this bag of their No Problemo, which the barista told me is their espresso blend. As of summer 2018, this is a blend of beans from Guatemala, Brazil, and Colombia. Whole bean: Smells like chocolate with a hint […]

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: Porch Culture Coffee Roasters Morning Jam (Tyler, Texas)

I’ve had great experiences with Porch Culture’s beans in the past and I was excited to pick up a new (to me) offering of theirs when I visited The Foundry Coffee House on a recent trip to Tyler. When shopping for coffee, I am most concerned with freshness and roast level, but the name Morning […]

Review: LAMILL Coffee Bliss Espresso (Alhambra, California)

For anyone that read about my incredible water drama with LAMILL’s Ethiopia Wote Konga beans, rest assured that for espresso tastings, I only use bottled water with a maximum of 3 grains hardness… this water has never seen a cremini mushroom. 😉 As I noted in my previous LAMILL review, these beans were not freshly […]

Review: 3 Sunflowers Organic Coffee Jade Blend (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

It’s always a nice surprise when I get an offer to review a coffee from a small roaster! The driving force behind 3 Sunflowers is a lovely woman named Megz. It’s worth reading her story in her own words on the Our Story page on the 3 Sunflowers website but to sum up, this coffee […]

Review: Ceremony Coffee Roasters Destroyer Blend (Annapolis, Maryland)

If I wasn’t already a fan of Ceremony Coffee Roasters (I very much enjoyed their single-origin Guatemala Las Moritas!), the fun, nerdy, creative names for their coffee blends would have sealed the deal. Not all of their blends are available on their website at any given time, but so far I’ve seen blends called Mass […]