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They say that it’s hard to find a good cup of coffee anymore because everyone is selling it on every street corner. And while that does seem to be the case more and more, there are good coffee shops to find espresso heaven and cool atmosphere. Here I’ve found some that have impressed me. But I’m always ready to try more and I’ll let you know what I find.
Okay everyone, grab your mugs and listen up.
KAVEH KANES COFFEE Houston TX
BISBEE COFFEE CO. Bisbee, AZ
BEANERS Toledo, OH and surrounding areas
NEW WORLD COFFEE HOUSE Raleigh, NC
STARBUCKS Santa Rosa, CA (nationwide chain, in case you didn’t know)
All in all, these were pleasant experiences – although my previous employment at a similar establishment may have lessened my ability to critique. I am very honest when I talk about espresso though. Unless you have a dismal blend to work with, espresso is not hard to do consistently. When a shop has well-trained employees, it’s always apparent. As seen in the Beaners review, sometimes a fluctuating staff can cause the demise of a coffee house. Your favorite coffee house probably has a consistent staff and good management that are willing to keep experience.
Next month, we’re moving out of the US and into Canada and Europe. Both have lots to offer in terms of history and culture easily reflected in the taste and preparation of their coffee too, I imagine.