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…

Event – Counter Culture Training Center

The Counter Culture Training Center located in Somerville, MA provides support to coffee lovers, baristas, and coffee shop owners. Along with professional development classes, this center offers public cupping every Friday at 10 AM. The week I visited happened to be an exception. Instead of the usual cupping, the event consisted of trying the limited…

3 Little Figs – Somerville, MA

3 Little Figs is a tiny cafe that constantly has a big crowd. This coffee shop is quaint and elegant, perfect for meeting up with friends. I went on a weekday morning and  lines were consistently out the door. Despite the amount of people, customers did not turn away to leave. I could sense how…

Diesel Cafe- Davis Square, Somerville, MA

Diesel Cafe is an old garage-turned-coffee-shop with a very rustic vibe.  Besides in the very early hours of the morning (6 AM-7:30 AM), Diesel is almost always packed.  The usual crowd is Tufts University students or adults on a coffee break.  The vibe of this coffee shop is perfect for hanging out with friends.  Unfortunately,…