Good coffee is hard to find. I'm on a mission to make it easier. I started in Korea, moved to Sweden, and now I'm in New York, hunting for the best, and sharing the journey with you here. Send me a tip, feel free to share your own experiences or questions in the comments, and above all, drink better coffee! :)

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Korean Cafe Interior Design

Korean Cafe Interior Design

When I lived in Korea I tried to find all the cafes in Seoul that were focused on high quality coffee (you can find all of them on my global cafe map), but in the process I visited a bunch that were less than stellar. However, even the least palatable coffees in Korea are often...
London Travel & Coffee Common, 2011

London Travel & Coffee Common, 2011

When I was in London last summer I was fortunate enough to be in town when the Coffee Common folks returned from the TED conference and held their first public event. It was an opportunity to see what all the fuss was about, and to meet a few people I’d only chatted with on Twitter...
A trip to Paris, introducing Cafe Lomi & Frog Fights

A trip to Paris, introducing Cafe Lomi & Frog Fights

The French have, some would say deservedly, a terrible reputation in the specialty coffee community. I tried to find a few good cafes to review while I was in Paris over the holidays, a little ray of hope for the French coffee scene, but unfortunately most of the time they were closed due to special...
Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Wishing all of you readers a happy holiday season. I’m currently in snowy Paris with my girlfriend, enjoying the food and the sights. I’ve heard of two cafes worth visiting: Merce and the Muse, and La Cafeotheque. Any other recommendations? Pass them my way via comments!

Park Hyatt, Seoul

It’s surprising how few fine dining establishments bother to compliment their meticulously prepared food with quality coffee. A while ago I found out that LAMILL has a roastery in Korea that supplies coffee to a few restaurants and hotels, including the Hyatt, so I was looking forward to trying it out at some point. For...

Beijing Airport

We’re back in Korea, but not before sitting through a mind numbing twelve hour delay at Beijing International, a blizzard that caused 298 cancellations right after we finally took off. Arriving at 5am local time, after a sleepless 12 hour flight that departed at 1am Los Angeles time, I was in dire need of caffeine....