Intelligentsia Coffee – Watertown, MA

If anything were to provide me faith in the future of Boston’s coffee scene, it is the arrival of Intelligentsia in Watertown (right outside of Cambridge). Beginning with their little red truck, Intelligentsia gave Bostonians a taste of their coffee starting last winter, serving up espresso drinks, cold brew, and drip coffee in the shop’s…

Cuvée Coffee – Austin, TX

To bring SXSW to an end, this last Austin coffee post for a while ends with the crucial Cuveé Coffee located on the East side of the city. Cuveé is most well-known nationally for their Black and Blue Cold Brew which is typically canned or on tap. Within the coffee community, their shop is known…

Mañana Coffee, Juice & Bakeshop – Austin, TX

Nestled behind one of the most touristic areas of Austin, Mañana serves up locally roasted Cuvee coffee and has one of the most beautiful bars in the city. Mañana is my brief escape whenever I am surrounded by the weekend hecticness of Soco (South Congress for those who have never been to Austin). While this…

Seventh Flag Coffee -Austin, TX

On a sunny day in Austin, which happens pretty often, there are a variety of coffee shops where one can enjoy quality espresso drink outside with some friends, but Seventh Flag is the only option that makes you feel like you are a part of a social gathering. While there are inevitably students doing work…

Event: CoffeeChamps in Austin, TX

While we eagerly await the next stage in U.S. Coffee Competition, I decided to write a brief review of my experience of CoffeeChamps in Austin. Really, CoffeeChamps provided coffee enthusiasts the chance to completely geek out, and professionals to share their work: whether they were competing, presenting at a booth, or brewing up some coffee to share….

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…