Nowadays we seem to be surrounded by specialty coffee shops and micro-roasters. It seems like you can now find one in every corner (thank goodness for that!). Coming from the starbucks coffee wave which I eventually outgrew, but definitely made me yearn for a higher standard in the coffee industry and boy did we get it! … More Third Wave Coffee- What it means & what the hype is.
I met up with a friend over the weekend to try this place and there were all kinds of great things about it. Spill The Beans Coffee & Bagel is located in downtown San Diego, which already lets you know that the decor will be fun and definitely more likely to cater to a younger crowd. … More Spill the Beans Coffee & Bagels
This place by far has the most entertaining name and it certainly carries this level of spunkiness throughout their decor and menu. … More Banana Dang Coffee
I’ve been a big fan of the Blue Bottle Coffee brand for years now. After reading their founder’s book (picture of me with the founders below ♥) , that only made me like them more, not only as a brand, but for their high level of care of the coffee industry from planting to brewing. … More Blue Bottle Coffee
Although Coast Highway is saturated with various coffee shops, for some reason the Ironsmith logo just drew me in. It was a great choice, from the moment I walked in I could detect the delicious scent of coffee being brewed. You are also greeted by a massive amount of delightful pastries, so you definitely cannot go wrong here. … More Ironsmith Coffee Roasters
Many of the blog features are places I’ve been going to for years. So anytime I get to experience not only a coffee shop, but a full on roaster for the first time, I am like a kid in a candy shop. This past weekend I went to check out Steady State Roasting Co. This 250 sq ft. place is easy to miss, but sure worth looking for. … More Steady State Roasting Co.
The first thing I fell in love with was their Salted Caramel Latte. It was such a perfect balance of espresso, milk, and slight sweetness, that for a while it was all I would order. However, after a few more visits, I realized that Lofty’s actually boasts a diverse and wonderful coffee collection, each with their own unique offering. … More Lofty Coffee Co.
To start, I have to say that this shop has been one of the most fun and interesting spots I’ve been to so far in San Diego. V’s Coffee Shoppe is located within the Bernardo Winery in Rancho Bernardo. The coffee bar is tucked around the corner from one of the restaurants at the winery. As soon as you find it you will fall with the charming building and decor. … More V’s Coffee Shoppe
Cafe Virtuoso is one of my favorite shops in San Diego, the coffee is just amazing, they are a roaster, and it also happens to be the place where my fiance proposed =) … More Cafe Virtuoso
When it comes to coffee I am more of a purist, but since my goal here is to provide full insight to the shop’s offering, I always bring back-up to help me tackle some of the other options in the menu. When I am experiencing a shop for the first time I usually order a few different things …yes in the same visit…. And yes this means that I am there for a very long time =). … More Where I’m coming from when trying a new shop