PuroCafe: Halcyon Southtown

The #PuroCafe meetup continues! This week we met at Halcyon in the lovely Blue Star Arts Complex. The coffee was delicious and they had multiple espresso choices: Heart Roasters Buddy Brew Roasters I couldn’t even wait to start drinking my cappuccino before taking a picture: I also had a slow-pour (Chemex) from Kenya that is highly recommended, although the brand was not marked. I’m still drinking it and getting more depressed as the cup gets lighter in my hand. [Read More]

Brew Methods

You brew your coffee using some sort of device that moves clean water through ground up beans and consuming the liquid that is created. Methods of doing this vary wildly, from K-CUP coffee pods to Espresso to French Press to Siphon, and on and on. Like many things, there are trade-offs for the method you choose. Pop Chart Labs has an excellent break down for brew methods that you can purchase: [Read More]

Giant Steps - Blue Bottle

Yet another Blue Bottle coffee, I know. It’s just so darned tasty. This coffee is extremely viscous and chocolatey. I feel like I’m drinking Hershey Syrup. The notes from Blue Bottle (see below) actually recommend cream. I’m usually against cream in coffee because I feel like it kills flavor. If I wanted cream I could drink a Keurig K-Cup and be good to go. But… this time I relented only because we have some crazy good cream on hand from Promised Land Dairy. [Read More]

Three Africans - Blue Bottle

Stop the presses. I may have just had some of the best coffee I’ve ever tasted. As you can probably tell based on reading posts on this blog, I’m a huge promoter of Blue Bottle Coffee. For Texans who may be reading this, it’s like the Franklin BBQ of coffee, which is no small statement. It’s amazing, and today’s coffee is no exception. I’m drinking the Three Africans blend. Notes from Blue Bottle: [Read More]

Colombia - First Ascent

In my last post (earlier today) I was drinking Ethopian coffee from First Ascent Coffee Roasters. in Crested Butte, CO. This time I’m drinking the Colombian coffee. While the Ethiopian coffee had a very lemon-y taste (which was great!) this coffee has strong chocolate flavors. While the Ethipoian would be a great way to start the day, this is a great coffee to end it. Some background on the Timana region: The name Timana originates from the tribe that originally inhabited this region, the Timanaes, who prided themselves in being the fiercest and most dominant group if the south of Colombia. [Read More]