Monday, April 15, 2019

Provision Coffee




Subject: Provision Coffee
Location visited: Phoenix, AZ
WiFi?: yes
Rating: 6+ [see key]

New construction is often the realm of giant coffee chains, but every now and then a local coffee establishment creates a new space and raises the bar a notch.

Monday, April 08, 2019

Eurasia Coffee & Tea




Subject: Eurasia Coffee and Tea
Location: Springfield, MO
WiFi?: yes
Rating: 5+ [see key]

Many times when looking for a place to crash for a few days, I hope to find affordable-yet-swanky lodging that either offers excellent coffee or has good coffee within a short walk. Often such El Dorados are hard to come by, but every now and then one materializes out of nowhere.

Monday, April 01, 2019

Peixoto Coffee Roasters



Subject: Peixoto Coffee Roasters
Location: Chandler, AZ
WiFi?: yes
Rating: 6+ [see key]

With a strong push towards improving the profit due to the coffee farmer, there has been a number of approaches concocted to better accomplish sustainable living wages for the very folks making coffee a reality. Practices like 'Direct Trade' and 'Relationship Coffees' have (partly) given rise to roasters and importers making stronger ties with farmers and the regions from where they import, thus not only establishing better prices, but a better model for return business.

Yet of all the existing practices, family trade transcends it all.