Urth Cafe

This place was pretty hyped up for me. I thought it was an “artisan” coffee joint because I had heard about and seen the quality of their work. So today, I finally made the trek out there. Immediately I was turned off by two things; the utter business of the store and its “manufacturing” of…

Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea

This place, along with Blue Bottle, has been a kind of “coffee unicorn” of sorts for my friends in the coffee business. These places have always been talked about like things of legend, things to be revered, and places I must go before the end of my coffee career. So, I finally took the trek…