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! :)

Posts tagged "cafes"
A Look Back: Los Angeles Coffee Culture (Part 1)

A Look Back: Los Angeles Coffee Culture (Part 1)

It was around 2006 when I discovered the world of coffee that existed beyond diner breakfasts, Starbucks’ caramel macchiatos, and indie cafes that put more effort into their poetry nights than their coffee prep. It all started with a blog post I’d read about the Aeropress. That review led to a purchase, which spiraled into...
Crema - Denver, Colorado

Crema – Denver, Colorado

It seems like I keep hearing about how awesome Colorado is. People moving there. Others visiting and coming back with stories of craft beer flowing like water, delicious food, and gorgeous country. So when I recently had a business trip that took me to Denver, hyped was an understatement – I was looking forward to...
Four Midtown Manhattan Cafes You Should Be Visiting

Four Midtown Manhattan Cafes You Should Be Visiting

I recently met up with Steve Rhinehart (the guy behind the Counter Talk blog) to explore a few cafes that have popped up this year in Midtown Manhattan, an area that used to be a coffee dead-zone. There’s still a lot of room for improvement as these cafes become more established, but things are looking...
Intelligentsia Coffee, Highline Hotel NYC

Intelligentsia Coffee, Highline Hotel NYC

Following in the footsteps of Stumptown, which entered the New York market through their swanky cafe at the Ace Hotel, Intelligentsia has just opened their first outpost in the city nestled in the lobby of the High Line Hotel in Chelsea. The space is currently deceptively small, with just a few bars and couches in...
Malmö & Lund Coffee Wrap-up

Malmö & Lund Coffee Wrap-up

Long overdue but I wanted to quickly wrap up my time in Sweden with a few more cafes that I enjoyed and thought you should know about! Lilla Kafferosteriet Blog | Website This cafe is actually one of Sweden’s older specialty coffee roasters and importers. They occupy a central place in Malmö, located off the...
Searching for the Best Coffee in London (Pt. 2): Coffee Crawling

Searching for the Best Coffee in London (Pt. 2): Coffee Crawling

  There are a number of cafes I want to highlight from my trip to London that I didn’t get to spend enough time in for a long write-up. Here are some quick impressions, take them for what they are and use them to plan your own trip! Taylor St. Baristas Taylor St. has several...
Searching for the Best Coffee in London (Part I): Notes Music & Coffee

Searching for the Best Coffee in London (Part I): Notes Music & Coffee

Earlier this summer I took a trip back to the US to visit family, having been abroad for the past year and a half. A stopover in London was the same price as a direct flight, making it a perfect opportunity to explore the Anglo coffee world and meet some of the people I’d only...
Photography: Cafe Scenes from Malmö, Sweden

Photography: Cafe Scenes from Malmö, Sweden

It’s been about a year since I moved here, and Malmö is growing on me. It’s a beautiful city when the weather becomes bearable and it’s just big enough to offer some of the dynamism, diversity, & opportunity that a real city should have, but small enough to feel relaxed and peaceful in the quiet...