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…

Coffee of the Month

Austin-roasted Flat Track coffee from San Ignacio, Peru is full of dynamic flavor that is making me dread running out of these beans. It really has been quite a year for Peruvian coffee, which is not an origin that has typically been known for top tier arabica beans . This past year, some of the most flavorful…

Sweet Donkey – Richmond, VA

Sweet Donkey is one of the cutest coffee shops I have ever been to. The cafe was located in a house with a yard that provided outdoor seating and games. Inside classy jazz music played and there were multiple rooms to sit in, each with a homey and quiet vibe. There was also additional seating…

Mylo Coffee Co. – Little Rock, AK

While on a road trip I stumbled upon a pleasant surprise in Little Rock, a large coffee shop in a small city center. When I walked into Mylo Coffee Co., I was immediately enchanted by the people typing away on their laptops or relaxing with friends. There was something about this spot that made me…

Davis Street Espresso – Dallas, TX

To sum up Davis Street Espresso in one phrase: it’s coffee heaven. At first, when I walked into the Dallas café I thought to myself, “okay another rustic coffee shop”, but then I began to pay more attention to detail. Every minute element of Davis Street Espresso’s design is well thought out. For instance, door…

Coffee of the Month

The Ethiopia Ardi coffee is the first I have had from Topeca Coffee, based in Oklahoma, and it did not dissappoint. I received this coffee from my MistoBox subscription and so far it is my favorite coffees of the ones I have received. Topeca does an amazing job of juxtaposing bold, creamy flavors with fruity…

Kaffeine – London, UK

In my search for the best flat white in London, Kaffeine’s was definitely one of the best (if not the best). This spacious coffee spot serves Square Mile Coffee, roasted in East London. I really enjoyed this cafe because it had a really relaxed vibe and enough seating (indoors and outdoors) for people who wanted…

George Howell Coffee – Boston, MA

The George Howell Coffee location, connected to The Godfrey Hotel in Boston, is a classy spot to meet up with friends or sip on a cup of coffee before exploring the city.  When I walked into this coffee shop I immediately felt like I was in an art studio. The space was large with  art…