Well now that we have a fancy coffee machine, you can really tell the best from the worst coffee. I like the “Cafe Britt”:http://cafebritt.com just because I’ve been there. But of course, there is a site “Coffeereview.com”:http://coffeereview.com that covers referrals. The new trend is something called Single Origin Espressos. That is a single bean from a single coffee farm. These ratings are reverse chronological so a good way to see what is “freshest”:
h3. “Terroir Coffee”:http://terriorcoffee.com
# “Terroir Coffee La Esmeralda”:http://terriorcoffee.com. La Esmeralda Panama. It is Rainforest Alliance Certified and micro-roasted. It comes from one coffee famr in Panama. They have a great “top 10”:http://www.terroircoffee.com/store/list.php?key=top10 list. It is rocking expensive at $23 for 8 ounces, but interesting to have for a coffee test. The coffee is actually shipped on the roast date!
# Kenya Mamuto. 97
# Guatemala El Injerto.94
# La Minita Costa Rica. 94
# Kenya Kigutha. 95
# Kenya Karagoto. 96
# “Terroir Coffee Decaf Espresso La Lapa, Costa Rica”:http://www.terroircoffee.com/store/more_info.php?gid=224
h3. “Atomic Cafe”:http://atomicafe.com
Another top microroaster that is a coffee house in Massachusetts and now seels its beans
# Ethiopia Sidamo Natural Korate. 94
# Kenya Peaberry Ruera Estate. 96
h3. Some other roasters
# “Coffee Klatch”:http://klatchroasting.com is another small roaster and their “Esmeralda”:http://www.coffeereview.com/review.cfm?ID=1687 also is top rated from the same place. It is even more expensive at $33 for 12 ounces 🙂
# “Paradise Roasters”:http://www.coffeereview.com/review.cfm?ID=1685. A local Minnesota company. Rated 94. Called Ethiopia Awassa Special which you can also order online at “paradiseroasters.com”:http://paradiseroasters.com. Also expensive at $17 for 12 ounces, but probably worth it.
h2. Johnson Brothers
# “Johnson Brother”:http://johnsonbrotherscoffee.com. Another Minnesota microroaster. They like “Kenya Peaberry Nyeri-Tatu”:http://www.coffeereview.com/review.cfm?ID=1672 and “El Salvador Pacamara Tierra Fertil Los Alpes Reserva”:http://www.coffeereview.com/review.cfm?ID=1671. $12 for 12 ounces.