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Coffee: Time to quit Blue Bottle [Updated]

Blue Bottle’s coffee club used to do 2-day Air USPS for all Coffee Subscriptions. It appears they now do ground shipping only yet they still charge the same amount. Meh. Bye Blue Bottle. Not going too support you guys anymore. I vented my frustrations to Blue Bottle Support. Their response:  Adam, Thanks for the suggestion! …

Coffee: Blue Bottle will Pre-Grind your Beans Now

I received a box in the mail with a 25 gram serving of Bella Donovan with instructions on the back saying to add 250 grams of hot water and enjoy a single cup. It’s a promotion for Blue Bottle’s upcoming service where they mail you a box of sealed oxygen free packs of pre-ground beans. …

Coffee: Alabaster Coffee Roaster, 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 …

Coffee: Hario NXA-5 “Next” 5-Cup Syphon & Yama Mini

I purchased a Syphon aka Vacuum Pot coffee-maker. Currently, I have a few ways to make coffee at home and work: Espresso – Home Chemex – Work French Press – Home Aero Press – Work Syphon – Work/Home, undecided Here’s what I purchased: Hario NXA-5 “Next” 5-Cup Syphon Coffee Maker Yama Mini Butane Burner Hario …

Coffee: Maglianero, Burlington VT

Like most of my coffee posts, they’re cross-posted from my Reddit account Hello. This is my ninth Cafe – Roaster review here on /r/Coffee.[1] Thank you all for not down voting these so far. Yelp Link[2]  Burlington VT is a college town with a beatnik vibe. There are 3 cafes I’ve visited. The first being Muddy Waters which the …

Coffee: Ipsento Coffee House, Chicago

My third cafe in the most recent visit to Chicago was Ipsento. This place came highly reviewed and I was pretty happy with the quality. Ipsento is on a standard main-street like street with some nicer shops around but hardly the feeling of a gentrified neighborhood. The cafe was pretty small for how busy it …

Coffee: Dark Matter Star Lounge Coffee Bar, Chicago

This is the second cafe I visited on the most recent Chicago trip. Dark Matter caught my eyes a few months ago because I began hearing stories that these guys were making coffee with green beans aged in used whiskey barrels. Yeah, seriously and beyond the fact that I love Bourbon and Scotch, the concept …