Friday, March 21, 2014

Recommended coffee shops

I've got two trips coming up soon and am looking for recommendations for places to enjoy a cup (and buy some beans.) Here's a few places I've found so far (directly or indirectly coffee related). Can anyone recommend others

Boca Raton, FL
4th Generation Organic Market & Cafe
Tin Muffin Cafe
Saquella Cafe

New Hampshire (generally between Concord and Boston)
Barrington Coffee (Boston)
The Works Bakery Cafe (Concord)
Riverwalk Coffee (Nashua)

Monday, March 17, 2014

Fairway Brazilian Arabica

I continue with reviews of more Fairway Market coffee. If any coffee I've had so far is close to a 5/5 this is it. Fairway Brazilian Arabica is a dark-ish roast (my description, not theirs). I'm not sure how much I can rave about this coffee. It has a strong coffee flavor that seeps into your soul, yet gently hugs your taste buds with every drip. Yes, it's that good. The coffee flavor is so strong I expected a harsh aftertaste, but no! The culinary delight continues! The delicate flavors left behind do nothing short of saying, coffee... coffee... coffee... in a warm and inviting way begging you to take another sip.

Without a doubt I recommend this coffee! I only wish I lived closer than 1,000 miles to the nearest Fairway. I'll be done with this bag very soon and am counting down the days until I'm back in the NYC area to pick up another bag or few. 

Bottom Line Rating:4.75/5

Yes, it is fantastic, but I'm STILL waiting for that total knock it out of the park 5/5. 

Monday, March 10, 2014

Fairway Tanzania Peaberry

I have tried two other peaberry coffee's: Trader Joe's Ethiopia Peaberry and Trader Joe's Columbia Peaberry. I rated both quite high, with the Ethiopian peaberry taking a slight edge. When I was recently in Fairway and saw they had a peaberry I jumped at the chance to try some!

As expected, itsy bitsy peaberry beans. They appear to be a medium dark roast with a good aroma out of the bag. Speaking of the bag, it's uneventful. No fancy prepackaged items like Trader Joe's.

The coffee itself is very good, but not much beyond that. It's up there with the other two peaberry coffee's mentioned above, but the  Trader Joe's Ethiopia Peaberry probably takes the edge. It's a good well rounded coffee with a nice start, taste, and finish. It's worth exploring, but nothing exemplary that you should make a special trip just for this coffee. But being that Fairway Market has a HUGE selection of coffee that alone is worth a special trip!

Bottom Line Rating:4/5