Alabaster Coffee, Williamsport PA

I try to visit coffee roasters when traveling and the workflow is generally, wake-up in strange town, tired and regretting not closing the blinds the night before because it’s 7AM and the sun is shining right in my face, grab phone, search Yelp for “Pour-Over” in “Current Location” and map a walk to the highest rated place in my area.

Some towns don’t have any good options in which I grab a Sugar-Free Red Bull and head back out on the road but sometimes, I win and find a place that’s really doing something special. I take a few photos, try some different coffees and maybe even grab a bag of their beans to-go.

Alabaster was a magical place. These guys are doing something right. My only real criticism was the mouthfeel of the espresso. I love when an espresso shot has this complex density and substantial presence and while the flavor was there, the shot was not great but c’mon, espresso is hard and a roaster can’t make a perfect espresso. The person pulling the shot does that.

The pour-over was fantastic and influenced me to buy a bag of their single-origin bean of the week to-go.

The staff was incredibly patient with me as I ran around taking photos and I left feeling like I had just left a community hot-spot. I’d rate the espresso a 7, the pour-over a 9 and overall quality of their beans (now that I’ve just finished my 1 pound bag) a 9 as well. If you’re in Williamsport, PA, drop in Alabaster.

Alabaster Coffee, Williamsport PA

Alabaster Coffee, Williamsport PA

Alabaster Coffee, Williamsport PA

Alabaster Coffee, Williamsport PA

Alabaster Coffee, Williamsport PA

Alabaster Coffee, Williamsport PA

Alabaster Coffee, Williamsport PA

Alabaster Coffee, Williamsport PA

Alabaster Coffee, Williamsport PA

Alabaster Coffee, Williamsport PA