Review: Cuvée Coffee Stella Cometa Espresso Blend (Austin, Texas)

This bag came from a trip to our local Whole Foods. I continue to be really grateful that they feature freshly roasted beans from local and local-ish roasters like Cuvée. Whole bean: These beans were roasted very evenly and I’d classify it as a light-to-medium roast. I sometimes get questions regarding espresso roasts, as if […]

Review: Volcán de Fuego 1895 Single-Estate Coffee (San Diego, California)

When the folks at Volcán de Fuego reached out to me about trying some of their beans, they won me over quite quickly mainly because of their very clear dedication to freshness and quality. The fact that I’m quite fond of Guatemalan coffee didn’t hurt either! Volcán de Fuego’s 1895 (named after their processing plant […]

Review: Waka Coffee, 100% Arabica Freeze-Dried Colombian Instant Coffee (Walnut, California)

Instant coffee was my introduction to coffee. Taster’s Choice was what we had in our house while I was growing up, for my mom’s consumption (my dad didn’t drink coffee). I remember feeling a grand feeling of accomplishment when I was old enough to be entrusted with making my mom a cup of coffee – […]

Review: Sterling Coffee Roasters Ethiopia Shilicho (Portland, Oregon)

Shutterbug and I were wanting to revisit an old favorite recently with Sterling’s Blendo Stupendo espresso beans, and while we made that order, I poked around their website to see what other coffees they had available. I loved, loved, LOVED the Kenya Nyeri Gachatha AA I had purchased from them before so I was hoping […]

Review: Single O Firecracker Launch Edition, Limited Reserve Blend 2018 (Sydney, Australia)

I took advantage of a long layover (23 hours) in Sydney to explore the city a bit and check out its local coffee scene. Many craft coffee shops/roasters close on the early side so I unfortunately wasn’t able to make it to more than one cafe in the time I had available, so I ended […]

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: 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: 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: Blue Bottle Coffee California Good Land Organics Gesha Blend (Oakland, California)

While I’ll be writing this post up like a normal coffee review, this really feels like a bit of a historical event due to the beans themselves. First off, this is going to be a giant tease of sorts because this coffee was available for a very short window of time in December and that […]

Review: Methodical Coffee Ethiopia Guji, washed (Greenville, South Carolina)

There’s no real system I follow when choosing coffees to review; some are sent to me by roasters, some are gifts from friends, some are coffees I seek out and buy directly from roasters’ locations or websites, and some just jump into my path while visiting coffee shops at home or in my travels. This […]