Coava Coffee Espresso Bar
Before May 2014, Buckman already had a Coava Coffee—now it has two. But the new spot, prominently situated on pedestrian-heavy SE Hawthorne Boulevard, is decidedly not a mirror image of the original Coava. The focus at the original is on brewing techniques. At the new espresso bar, the focus is on creating quality espresso-based drinks using single-origin beans.
St. Johns Coffee Roasters
Mount Burns (yes, that is his real name, and yes, it’s a cool one) decided to leave behind the world of professional photography in 2008 to focus on the art of roasting coffee beans. His new 30-seat tasting room boasts 20 varieties of all-organic, fair trade, single origin or blended beans (one of the largest selections in the city), all of which you can sample via pour-overs.
Sterling Coffee Roasters
Having left behind their diminutive grab-and-go space outside Trader Joe's, Sterling’s Adam McGovern and Aric Miller have moved their espresso stand inside M Bar. This arrangement lets you linger longer. And to show off their drinks, the team is serving espresso shots in single malt Scotch glasses, allowing you to take in the coffee's many complex aromas and notes.
With Thanksgiving just days away, aren’t you glad we’ve got so many of coffee roasters to fuel us up as we baste our birds, whip our spuds and bake our pies? Of course you are!