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: LAMILL Coffee Ethiopia Wote Konga (Alhambra, California)

A friend of mine recently told me about LAMILL Coffee and how she and her husband loved getting their coffee back when they used to live in Los Angeles. This friend has great taste in everything culinary, so I didn’t need any more convincing to check out this roaster! Little did I know that I […]

Review: PT’s Coffee Flying Monkey Blend (Topeka, Kansas)

I was a little extra excited for this tasting because it’s the first espresso tasting I’ve done in several months. After about 3 years of faithful service, the pump on my Quick Mill Silvano went out, but a call to the fantastically helpful people at Chris’ Coffee and a bit of elbow grease from myself and Shutterbug […]

Review: Sweet Bloom Coffee Roasters Colombia Huila Timana (Denver, Colorado)

I first came across Sweet Bloom Coffee Roasters while in San Clemente, California last October. While there, I visited a local coffee shop called Bear Coast Coffee that was right near the beach. I was honestly just looking for any coffee at all (I wasn’t being picky) so stumbling across a cafe that served craft […]

Review: Heart Coffee Roasters Kenya Gachuiro AB (Portland, Oregon)

Oak Lawn Coffee isn’t super close to my home (around 30 miles) but I count myself lucky that I’m in that part of Dallas often enough that when I feel like treating myself to beans from Heart Coffee Roasters, I can just pop into the shop and grab a fresh bag. Heart is one of my […]

Review: Roseline Coffee Colombia El Ventilador (Portland, Oregon)

I ordered this bag at the same time I ordered the Roseline Ecuador Rosa Encarnacion, and I knew that as bright and divisive as the Rosa Encarnacion was, this Colombian coffee was likely to be completely different. I tend to gravitate toward Colombian coffees when I want something tasty and interesting but not too outside […]

Review: West Oak Coffee Milk and Honey Blend (Denton, Texas)

Every time I visit Denton, Texas, I marvel at how much it’s changed since I was doing graduate work at the University of North Texas in the early 2000s. Denton has always had a counterculture vibe, with people taking pride in their differences and individuality, but the city has grown in the last 15 years […]

Review: Andytown Coffee Roasters Colombia Las Planadas (San Francisco, California)

A quick trip recently to Michigan found me seeking out local shops/roasters in the Detroit area. I had about 10 minutes to decide where I was going, and luckily for me, I found a terrific little shop called Astro in the Corktown area of Detroit. I saw several shelves of roasters, notably Heart and Kuma, but […]