Coffee of the Month

A few weeks ago I finally tried my first Ruby Roasters coffee, the Burundi Nkonge, which has to be one of the best coffees I have tried so far in 2017. When I first opened the bag, the scent I got was more nutty, so I was not expecting much complex flavor in my cup. Once…

Barcelona Brews – Satan’s Coffee Corner

Satan’s Coffee Corner is the most punk coffee shop I have ever been to. One thing they want you to know the second you walk in the door is that they don’t care about anything, except the quality of your coffee. With indie rock playing a sign reading “No WIFI, No fun for children” followed…

Barcelona Brews – True Artisan Café

Serving as Spain’s La Marzocco headquarters, True Artisan Cafe felt like a vintage espresso machine warehouse. Upon entering the coffee shop, which can be found down a tiny road in El Born, I was enchanted by all of the coffee decor and classic espresso machines scattered throughout the space. For a coffee shop with so…

Barcelona Brews – Nømad Coffee Lab & Shop

Nestled at the end of the long Passatge Sert, Nomad Coffee’s lab and small shop is simple and small, allowing the focus to be on the complexities of their coffee. The shop at this location is small and sleek, allowing more space for them to roast in the back. It takes a bit of looking…

Barcelona Brews – Cafés El Magnífico

While enjoying my coffee in Cafés El Magnifico, located in La Ribera, I overhead another tourist enter the shop and say “I can tell these guys know what they’re doing”. It is important to note while reading this post that I could not agree more. Essentially this spot has anything and everything coffee related: brewing…

Barcelona Brews – Onna Coffee

Onna Coffee is a small shop located on a side street and Gràcia. Despite it being a bit difficult to find, it is definitely worth the effort. Right upon entering the shop, the friendly baristas greet you and start chatting with you about your day. This hospitality is most likely the reason why I noticed…

Cafe Consulado – Asuncion, Paraguay

Cafe Consulado provides a haven for specialty coffee lovers in a city where the Third Wave coffee culture has yet to hit. Nestled right downtown, this coffee shop is peaceful yet quirky, playing loud indie rock and displaying pieces from a variety of artists on the walls. In addition, a large bookshelf filled with coffee-related…

Local Coffee – San Antonio, TX

On what seems to be a calm and quiet weekend morning in most parts of San Antonio, upon entering the city’s Pearl District there is a more hectic atmosphere where people are gathered to eat, shop, and drink. Located at the center of this neighborhood is Local Coffee, a mid-sized rustic coffee shop overflowing with…

Coffee of the Month – Department of Brewology

Due to my brief hiatus from the blog, I will be featuring two coffees for this month’s Coffee of the Month. Both of these coffees are from roasters who have partnered with the Department of Brewology to create boxed sets which include coffee paraphernalia, brewing guides, and detailed descriptions of the coffee’s origins. What impressed…

Crema – Nashville, TN

Crema is one of those cafes that makes you feel at home. While it’s one of my favorite places to go catch up with friends, especially on a sunny day outside on their deck, it also is a place that provides the perfect atmosphere for reflecting on your own. Even though there is a lot…

Tamper Cafe – Medford, MA

Tamper is a Tufts University hangout located right next to campus. This coffee shop has a full food menu and also serves beer and wine. While I am sure once it is later in the day it gets a bit louder, this cafe was really quiet when I went with my friend on a summer…

Coffee Cafe Roasters – Greenwich, CT

Coffee Cafe Roasters (known as CFCF for short) was the most crowded business in central Greenwich at 10 AM on a Monday morning. Most people were gathering with friends and although some people were doing work, it seemed very noisy to be able to get anything done. While researching places to go for coffee in…