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…

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…

The Coffee Bar – Washington DC

The Coffee Bar is the type of place one could spend all day reading, people watching, and drinking coffee.  The fact that it is located in the center of a residential neighborhood makes it quite homey as well. As I approached the shop on a Sunday morning, I was already impressed with the amount of people…

Maketto – Washington DC

In short, Maketto is a place with a lot going on. This lively restaurant and coffee bar also sells clothes and high end sneakers, making it a one of a kind coffee experience.  When I first walked in, I was very confused as to why all I could see were clothes and sneakers. Then walking…

Baked and Wired – Washington DC

Baked and Wired is not only a sweet tooth’s wonderland, it is also a coffee lover’s paradise. Located in Georgetown, this bakery has a room dedicated to just coffee orders. While the coffee portion of the bakery is small, the quality of the coffee is not compromised. They serve coffee from three different (and amazing) roasters:…

Chinatown Coffee Co. – Washington DC

Ironically, the most noticeable aspect of Chinatown Coffee Co. in DC’s Chinatown was how quiet this spot was. No music was playing and the only people ever talking were customers ordering their coffee. Everybody else in the shop seemed to be busy at work on their laptops.  This coffee shop was also long and narrow…