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: 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. ūüėČ As I noted in my previous LAMILL review, these beans were not freshly […]

Review: Novel Coffee Roasters Guatemala Chimaltenango (Dallas, Texas)

I’ve only had Novel Coffee once before (their Ethiopia Idido) but enjoyed it very much, so¬†when I visited Trio Craft Coffee recently and saw fresh bags of this Guatemala Chimaltenango on their shelves, I snapped one up faster than you can say “chemex.” Whole bean: Bright, lively aroma. HONEY. Really, really strong scent of raw […]

Review: Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters Guatemala Xejuyu Chimaltenango (Dallas, Texas)

Considering the fact that Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters is based in Dallas, I suppose it’s a bit ironic that I picked up this bag in Tyler at the same time that I got the bag of Porch Culture Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Natural, but hey, when fresh coffee calls, I answer! Whole bean: Aromas of butter,¬†kelp, and […]

Review: Heart Coffee Roasters Kenya Muranga (Portland, Oregon)

It’s nearly Monday afternoon where I live, but I hope you’re all having a bunch of happy mondays¬†wherever you are! Another week beginning, another Heart coffee to review. Whole bean: This has a light and slightly tannic¬†aroma that smells like sliced apples – not as tart as something like a Granny Smith; maybe more like […]

Review: Klatch Colombia Huila Agustino Forest (Upland, California)

Klatch¬†ranks¬†among my favorite coffee roasters, but I don’t order from them very often because there are just so many roasters I want to try. However, once news broke of their “Overall Champion” award in the Golden Bean Roaster Competition for their Golden Bean Espresso Competition Blend, I knew I had to at least order some […]

Review: Ascension Peruvian Silk Blend (Dallas, Texas)

I don’t visit too many coffee shops in Dallas regularly, but Ascension is one of my favorites when I do go out for a cup. You can taste the great care that they put into their craft in every drink you receive at their cafe. They feature various roasters from time to time (I had […]

Review: Coal Creek Coffee Company Burundi Dukorere Ikawa (Laramie, Wyoming)

Coal Creek Coffee Company is¬†based out of Laramie, WY. I had not heard of this roaster before Alison sent me this bag, but upon visiting their website, I am¬†already inclined to like them for a couple of¬†reasons. One, they have blends with amusing names like¬†Gods Must Be Crazy (which sounds delicious!!) and Troublemaker. Two, they […]