Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Ahh, Coffee

Subject: Ahh, Coffee
Location: Houston, TX
WiFi?: yes
Rating: 6+ [see key]

As far as convention centers go, George R Brown takes the cake as a top favorite. Whether it's the peaceful park outside its front doors or the Texas-shaped pool in the adjoining Marriott Marquis, I list it among convention centers at which I don't mind being stuck.

One of George's newer benefits happens to be a worthwhile coffee establishment just around the back of George R Brown, a coffeeshop with more of an exclamation than a name: Ahh, Coffee. Owned by the same folks behind Argus Coffee, this EADO establishment resides in a strip mall within a convenient 5 minute walk from the convention center. On the final morning of a long conference, I was able to make my way over with a few compatriots to grab a greatly desired cup of coffee. The vast interior offers tons of space for dine-in patrons, with couches in abundance. The front counter, while snazzy and sleekly angled, proved beautiful in every way (except for the florescent lights stuck in the drop ceiling).

As for the coffee, I ordered a Colombian single origin for my espresso and a Brazilian via pourover. The espresso, pulled medium with brown crema, doled out notes of chocolate, lemon, romaine, ginger, sugar cookie and cloves, proving sweet, balanced and lightly smoky. The pourover made for a sweet, nutty infusion of cashews, milk, chocolate chip cookies and nutmeg in a medium body. 

Quite delighted to find good coffee so close to my beaten path, it was I sighing "ahh, coffee." If you're in East Downtown, at George R Brown or in Houston at all, check out Ahh, Coffee and Argus Coffee Co. as soon as you can make the walk.

These wonderful folks made this visit possible in part. Make sure to check them out!

1 comment:

Kerry Schultz said...

coffee and the internet are two things that are inseparable and go together perfectly I am a victim of this I always have an accompaniment of a mug whenever im sending out mails thanks for sharing your coffee experience bill