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Mugged: Barefoot Coffee

Mugged: Barefoot Coffee

Subject: Barefoot Coffee RoastersCoffee Mugged and Rating [see key]:- Sonora Honey, Costa Rica 6+- Limu, Ethiopia 6+While I walk around barefoot much of the year, summer offers the best opportunities to live life without shoes. Like most folk, I enjoy the grass between my toes, the ocean splashing my ankles and occasionally some warm soil under my feet. Continue Reading

Kauai Coffee’s Innovative New K-CUP

Kauai Coffee has come out with a new K-CUP design.  It’s half the size, much more eco-friendly, with an improved filter for better flow. They have 3 new blends.  Island Sunrise (Mild Roast), Garden Isle (Medium Roast), and Na Pali Coast (Dark Roast).  All of their coffees are grown on the Hawaiian island of KauaiContinue Reading

States Coffee & Mercantile

States Coffee & Mercantile

Resting high atop a custom built shelf at the center of States Coffee & Mercantile is a framed piece of art bestowing the advice, “work hard and be nice to people.” If you have ever had the pleasure of meeting Keith Gehrke, the owner of States, you would understand how…Continue Reading

Win a FREE #Bodum Bistro Burr #Coffee Grinder!

; ; Win a FREE Bodum Bistro Burr Coffee Grinder! Bodum USA has graciously offered to reward the visitors of CoffeeNate.com with this special prize. You can gain several entries, and a random person will be drawn on Wednesday, January 30th. There are several ways to gain entries, and the more you enter, the better Related posts: CoffeeNate 14: How To Win FREE Coffee! CoffeeNate Episode #10 : Dean & Deluca Continue Reading

CC: Tougo Coffee

CC: Tougo Coffee

Subject: Tougo Coffee Co Location: Seattle, WA Free WiFi ? : yes Rating: 6+ [see key] Sifting through Seattle’s coffee scene can be, at times, more work than one would expect. Sure you have greater chances of happening upon a great coffee joint than in many other cities, but the sheer volume of coffee options can still make it hard to find a spot truly worth your patronage. Fortunately, Continue Reading

CC: Metropolis Coffee

CC: Metropolis Coffee

Subject: Metropolis Coffee Location: Denver, CO Free WiFi ? : yes Rating: 6+ [see key] Back in 2007, I had a road trip planned through Denver and naturally, had a list of coffeehouses to hit. Sadly, because of time lost during that fabled road trip, I only made it to one place outside of Denver (Calders Coffee right during their last few days of operation). Additionally, since my Continue Reading

CC: The Pour House

CC: The Pour House

Subject: The Pour HouseLocation: Dillon, CO Free WiFi ? : yes Rating: 4+ [see key] Most great coffee exists in cities. If you’re a city dweller, that’s a great thing; if you’re confined to suburbia or rural lands, it can be tumultuous. Sadly, in my travels great coffee seldom appears in small townsContinue Reading

The Espro Press

Everyone remembers their first french press. For most of us, it was something we stumbled upon, a refreshing alternative to our drip coffee. The process was so much more hands on, so much more raw; no on/off switch, no need to bring electricity into the equation (remember, this was prior to the pourover craze, back when it was largely mechanized drip). And the coffee, oh the coffee, how it Continue Reading

Mugged: Ethiopian Yirg [Coda]

Mugged: Ethiopian Yirg [Coda]

Subject: Coda Coffee Company Mugged: Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Rating [see key]: 5+ When I was out in Colorado, I was impressed by the reach of Coda Coffee Company. Out around the country I had not heard a whole lot about them but in Colorado, I found them in almost every town I stopped at. Coming back east, I was fortunate enough to receive an offer to try out their Ethiopian Yirgacheffe. Continue Reading

CC: Sit and Wonder

CC: Sit and Wonder

Subject: Sit and Wonder Location: Brooklyn, NY Free WiFi ? : yes Rating: 6+ [see key] A lot of my trips to NYC involve a lot of spirited walking to and fro, running to the many coffee spots I wish to check out. Since I love seeking out the city’s constantly evolving coffee scene, my visits are harried and rarely relaxing. Thus, I found it like a strange omen out of Continue Reading

Mugged: Various Pacifics [Java Dancer]

Mugged: Various Pacifics [Java Dancer]

Subject: Java Dancer Coffee  Coffees Mugged and the rating of each [see key]: – Java Arabica 2+ – Sulawesi Toraja Kalossi 2+ – Sumatra Gayo Highland 3+ – Wamena Arabica – Papua 3+ One of the more encouraging trends I see in coffee-producing countries these days is the rise in coffee roasters and cafes within their own borders. Most often in the past (and even still overwhelmingly today), Continue Reading

Starbucks Introduces $1 Reusable Cups

As of today (January 3rd) Starbucks is going to start offering reusable cups in their cafe’s for $1. They will look like the paper cups that Starbucks now uses and you will still get the 10 cent discount on your refills. To insure that your cup is sanitary, it will be disinfected before each refill 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