Six Months' Worth of Coffee Beans

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Bag numbers 19 (left) and 18 (right) were, respectively, Blue Bottle's Guatemala Maya Ixil, roasted in Brooklyn, and Four Barrel's Guatemala Antigua Santa Cruz, roasted in San Francisco.


I drink a lot of coffee at home, ground from beans right before being deposited in a French press. I saved the labels from the last six months, just to keep track of what I'd been drinking. The choices often reflect things that were readily available in coffee houses I frequent, and in a growing taste for Central American coffees. I used to think Intelligentsia (Chicago) was the best coffee roaster, but now I've found that Dallis Bros. (Queens) does just as good a job, as reflected in the Ninth Street Espresso bags. I'm also fond of Four Barrel, a San Francisco roaster I wish would open a branch here. The other 17 bags follow, moving backwards in time.


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17. Intelligentsia (Chicago): House Blend (Costa Rica, Honduras, Kenya)
16. Atelier La Colombe (Philadelphia): Blue Forest, Haiti
15. Ninth Street Espresso: Finca Las Cascadas, Honduras (Dallis roasted)
14. La Colombe (Philadelphia): Louisiane
13. Ninth Street Espresso: Finca Las Cascadas, Honduras (Dallis roasted)
12. Stumptown (NY): Holler Mountain
11. Joe: San Juan Microlot, Guatemala
10. Black Coffee (Montana): Six Towers


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09. Joe: Brazil Ipanema
08. Stumptown (NY): Hair Bender
07. Ninth Street Espresso: Cerro del Reyes, Colombia (Dallis roasted)
06. Ninth Street Espresso: Alphabet City Blend (Intelligentsia roasted)
05. Intelligentsia (Chicago): House Blend (Bolivia, Colombia, Peru, Brazil)
04. Ninth Street Espresso: Nossa Senhora Aparecida, Brazil (Dallis roasted)
03. Intelligentsia (Chicago): Murray's House Blend (Bolivia, Brazil, Peru)
02. Joe: Bolivia Illimani
01. Ninth Street Espresso: Koma, Ethiopia (Intelligentsia roasted)

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