I’ll be honest— I have a whole lot to learn about roasting, beans, blends, and all the nuances of coffee. With that said, some of us feel more comfortable choosing beans specifically called out as working well for espresso. So while their are no hard and fast rules as to what can be brewed as espresso – these shops all clarify their options for us.
All coffee comes with custom mixtapes. I don't fully understand what they've got going on, but it's definitely a vibe.
Espresso only shop
Ultra-small batch coffee, offering free shipping.
The people responsible for making me fall in love with coffee.
Rad, female owned truck and roastery.
Most won't care, but they have a coffee named after the best Cave In song, so that makes them A+ in my book.
Wood roasted coffee, and a top recommendation from our friend in NY.
Specialty Vietnamese Coffee, specializing in robusta beans
Barista relief shirts available
Punk rock coffee shop.
My current local go-to. Tucked away, but award winning stuff!
Each bag is also a limited screen-printed piece of art.
Huge focus on social impact
These are strange, tough and uncertain times. We know many small businesses, and more importantly the people behind them, are struggling right now. As graphic designers and web developers, we are lucky enough to be able to work remotely, and wanted to do what we could to try and help all our favorite spots near and far. I was getting inundated with ads from coffee shops, and knew I couldn't buy from all of them, but hopefully collectively we can help make a difference. There is an admittedly strong California bias - as that's where we are, but we are working on finding and gathering spots all across the country.
If you are a small shop and need some web/design assistance, feel free to reach out as well. We don't have the most free time (we are both trying to balance working full time while keeping a 2 year old entertained), but we're happy to help as best we can!
We need your help! Send us your favorite coffee shops so we can add them, let us know we have some info we need to update, or just say hi!