Subject: Sunergos Coffee
Location: Louisville, KY
Rating: 6+ [see key]
Louisville is a city I have been longing to go back to since I last left. I had rolled into town one New Years holiday weekend back in 2004 and found the town almost completely shut down. I distinctly remember using all of my the power at my disposal to locate some decent coffee, but no matter where I looked or where I begged, I could not locate an open coffeehouse. It was a weekend of despair and anguish only eclipsed by the company of good friends and a great conference. And ever since I left town on a cold morning in early January, my ears have only filled to the brim with the great wonders of Louisville.
Finally after almost a decade of waiting, I found myself back in the city of the Slugger. Arriving one sunny Saturday of late, the second I got within the city limits I made a bee line to my first coffee stop at Sunergos Coffee. Having had some of their delicious coffees prior, it only made sense to start my coffee stops there.
Parking swiftly across the street, I hopped out of my car and headed towards the yellow-bricked one-story shop. The interior has a bohemian feel rooted mostly in its furniture, with a strong color scheme of earth tones. Functionally, there's tons of seating amidst the vaulted ceilings, and the glass wall in the back leads the eye to a substantial roasting operation.
Moving onto the coffee, per some extensive coffee banter with the barista, I went with an espresso of a Guatemalan and a Chemex of their Mexico Chiapas. The espresso, pulled to a medium volume with brown crema, delivered notes of chocolate, lemon, coriander, rock candy, slight bbq and salty kale, making for a sweet and potent infusion. The Chemex held bits of molasses, croissant, nectarine, tomato, rosemary, and as it cooled, chocolate and melons; the brew performed as a coffee of developments.
Given their growing operations in Louisville and beyond, it was a great to finally experience Sunergos in their native habitat. If you happen to be passing through lovely Louisville, take some time to grab a great mug of coffee and shoot the breeze with a Sunergos-ian barista. You shant regret it.