whole beans Tag

Coffee Libre Seoul Korea Ethiopia Yirgacheffe
Coffee Libre Ethiopia Yirgacheffee

If you ask any coffee-loving ex-pat where to buy good beans in Seoul, they will probably refer you to Coffee Libre and, for purely quality, they would be right. Coffee Libre has taken a botique approach to roasting, often choosing cup of excellence beans and roasting them to near...

Namusairo Whole Beans Sample Set

Namusairo has been one of my favorite pour-overs ever since I tried their beans and when I heard they had packaged small bags of their offerings for the season I had to try more. Generally-speaking the coffee from Namusairo is pretty light. You won't find a all-city or a dark...

Anthracite Guatemala La Providencia

I came into Anthracite for their beautiful cafe and was pleasantly surprised with an open door to their large roasting facility. Freshly roasted beans were being packed into small plastic bags into small cardboard boxes, but no one could be bothered to write a roast date. While I do...

Zombie Coffee

I've never seen a line at Zombie Coffee and that's a beautiful rarity for any coffee shop in Seoul's Hongdae neighborhood. When I last visited, there were a few people toward the back typing away at their computers and a couple sitting at the bar who obviously knew the barista....

Klatch Coffee Roasters Seoul

Apgujung Rodeo is Seoul's answer to Rodeo Drive with lots of luxury foreign goods for about double the price. Like any other of the more expensive or western parts of Seoul, there is also a lot of good coffee. I've wanted to go to Klatch Coffee Roasters ever since our...

Namusairo

Coffee in South Korea represents its fierce globalization and lust for progress so it is rare that you can use traditional and coffee in the same sentence. There are many traditional tea shops that serve a variety of dried herbs and fruits steeped in water, but coffee is quite new...

Heart Coffee kenya miiri

Much like Portland's Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Heart has extended themselves beyond the Pacific Northwest. Heart's whole beans are sought after by small coffee shops looking to bring a selection roasted around the country and Stumptown, though excellent, has gotten too big for a shop that wants something new. Not to...

Heart Coffee Roasters

I came Heart Coffee Roasters after tasting their coffee at Wright Bros Brew and Brew in Austin, Go Get Em Tiger and Brew/Well in LA. Safe to say I was already a fan of their coffee and I loved the monochrome simplicity of their cafe design, but somehow the experience was...

Victrola Coffee

Victrola Coffee & Art is one of those cafes that I never quite appreciated until I moved away from Seattle. Within the scope of excellent coffee in the city it didn't specialize in a more Italian espresso like Espresso Vivace or have the low price point for excellent beans like...

Zoka Coffee Roasters Costa Rica Los Angeles

For over 18 years Zoka Coffee has been under the radar and ahead of the curve in the world of Seattle coffee. Unlike many of its 90's coffee shop fellows, Zoka was quick to move into both single origin beans and slow bar service. Probably the best measure of Zoka's...

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Fuel Coffee

I have never seen Fuel Coffee on a list of top coffee shops to try in Seattle, but its locations always seem to be a neighborhood favorite among mid to late 30's professionals. Fuel has the type of reputation to make the insurance office next door feel more like its...

Slate Coffee Roasters Ethiopia Kilenso

Since Slate Coffee Roasters has quickly garnered a reputation for excellence in both their service and their cafe philosophy, my expectations were very high when I opened my bag of Ethiopian Kilenso. Once again I really appreciate a cafe that sells their coffee in smaller bags for those that was...

Espresso Vivace Seattle, WA Latte
Espresso Vivace

If slow bars and new brew methods are the future, then Espresso Vivace is the past perfected. You won't find meticulously made pour overs or single origins, but Espresso Vivace has been roasting Northern Italian-style espresso blends since 1992. Vivace's espresso is quite different from your usual coffee shop so...

Ruby Coffee Roasters Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Adado
Ruby Colorful Coffee Ethiopia Adado

Peter Giuliano of the Specialty Coffee Association of America once said that Ethiopian coffees are more tea-like than others and I never quite understood what he meant until I tried this Ethiopia Yirgacheffe. Unlike some other coffees you will have no problem identifying the flavor notes because they are so...

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Intelligentsia Honduras La Tortuga

If you are at all like me and don't smoke, it may seem strange to want a coffee with strong tobacco tasting notes, but Tobacco could also be described as a rich and smoky sweetness so don't let the Tobacco drive you away. Tamarind, if you aren't familiar with Thai...