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Ugly Mug

Ugly Mug

Part of the Fill in the Coffee Map Series Subject: Ugly Mug Cafe and Roastery Location: Ypsilanti, MI WiFi?: yes Rating: 6+ [see key] I first heard about the glory of Ypsilanti almost ten years ago.¬†Naturally I speak¬†of a time-tested coffee establishment called the Ugly Mug, a local coffeehouse and roastery that’s been around as long as I’ve been writing this blog. Clearly I do not often Continue Reading

CC: Ozo Coffee

CC: Ozo Coffee

Subject: Ozo Coffee RoastersLocation: Boulder, CO Free WiFi ? : yes Rating: 6+ [see key] Some time ago when I was running a contest on my readers’ favorite coffeehouses, someone submitted Ozo Coffee Roasters in Boulder. Not too familiar with the entity, the reader who claimed them as favorite was quite persuasive in their praise. So persuasive in fact that the next time I found some time Continue Reading

CC: Kava Cafe

CC: Kava Cafe

Subject: Kava Cafe Location: Breckenridge, CO Free WiFi ? : yes Rating: 4+ [see key] There’s something about old wood buildings that makes me chipper. Maybe it’s my love of spaghetti westerns or maybe it’s the rustic feel of days past, but no matter my impetus, it is also quite the trend in many places to set up shop in old barns or bungalows. One town that is full of Continue Reading

CC: The Cup

CC: The Cup

Subject: The Cup Espresso Cafe Location: Boulder, CO Free WiFi ? : yes Rating: 5+ [see key] A coffeehouse that does not encourage congregating is one doomed to failure. Sure places like drive-thrus survive solely as a grab-and-go, but that seems to be the exception. Even if people rarely sit and talk, all folks desire access to an inviting cafe to gather for friendly discourse. In the lovelyContinue Reading

CC: Joe Bean Coffee Roasters

CC: Joe Bean Coffee Roasters

Subject: Joe Bean Coffee Roasters Location: Rochester, NY Free WiFi ? : yes Rating: 6+ [see key] Of the towns I’ve frequented in Upstate NY, Rochester is by far one of my favorites. The city holds a lot of nifty sites, good memories and despite the exodus of some large companies like Kodak, the city still seems to grow in its appeal with every visit I make. One relatively Continue Reading

CC: Buzz: Killer Espresso

CC: Buzz: Killer Espresso

Subject: Buzz: Killer Espresso Location: Chicago, IL Free WiFi ? : yes Rating: 6+ [see key] How a barista handles customers coming in during the last half hour of business says a lot about a place in my mind. Within that final half hour, a lot of shops begin to shut down and clean their equipment, because like most people, the employees want to go home sooner rather than later. If things are Continue Reading