What Is the Difference Between a Latte & a Cappuccino?

Latte vs cappuccino: do you know the difference between these two coffee drinks? You probably know which one you like, but what do you know about the one you shun? Somehow the question of difference...

Interesting espresso interview from 2018/2019

by Eiron 16 days ago

I was looking for info specifically on pre-infusion and came across this article. I was glad to hear his description of the process matches what my Heat Exchange boiler machine provides, but also f...

Bidding on Cup of Excellence coffee beans

by eugenep 1 month ago

I read that Cup of Excellence awarded beans were pretty much off limits to the normal purchaser bc you have to buy it in bidding auctions where only big time roasters bid for hundreds of pounds. ...

Chocolate Pecan Pie by Black Jet Baking Company | Bernal Heights - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

On Thanksgiving Day I gave thanks for bakers like this who make extra pies for walk-ins like me who were too indecisive to pre-order. Black Jet had posted on IG that it had a few extra pies and wou...

Donut Savant | Allendale - Oakland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

An ex-hound sends the news that Donut Savant reopened this month after a year-long hiatus. The new location is in Oakland's Allendale neighborhood. He says that the donuts are better than ever. htt...

How "pretty" do you like your espresso?

by Eiron 3 months ago

I think James' comments are missing the correlation between visual (and audible) cues and flavor. Without the computer-regulated controllers (e.g., temperature PIDs) now commonly available on espre...

Squatch's | Rohnert Park - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Sorry I missed posting this on August 2, National Ice Cream Sandwich Day, but better late than never. Squatch's is a social enterprise supporting the Sozo Student Center. It's a coffeehouse that al...

Paciugo Gelato | Hermosa Beach

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

After eating mariscos, I always want something sweet. Following lunch at Coni' Seafood in January 2019, https://www.chowhound.com/post/coniseafood-2-people-1015906?commentId=10192045 , we headed to...

Reborn Coffee | Corona del Mar - Orange County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

On the first morning of my September getaway to the OC, I rolled out of bed a bit late to wander over to Reborn Coffee, the neighborhood’s roaster. Still, I did get dressed, unlike the lady in the ...

For a cold, heartless robot, Sally makes a decent salad

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

" . . . Even before COVID-19 forced more than 5.9 million U.S. restaurant employees out of work in March and April, according to Restaurant Business magazine, California’s restaurant industry was f...

Hip Hop Juice Box | Emeryville

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

Last week I pulled up to black-owned cafe and music venue, Hip Hop Juice Box, in Emeryville for some refreshment and to break up my drive. My first time here. Outside, tables and chairs are set...

Low acidity coffee

by CafeOle 8 months ago

I'm looking for recommendations on enjoying coffee without the acidity. I have IC and coffee can really cause so much pain. But unfortunately I love it lol I have tried some from the grocery sto...

Breadbelly | Inner Richmond District - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Open since year-end, Breadbelly was my first pick to catch-up over lunch with a chef friend in April. Trying to avoid the crowds, we dropped in mid-morning only to find every table in the small caf...

Linea Caffe coffee bean discount and virtual tip jar for staff

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

An offer from my favorite coffee roaster in the City, Linea Caffe https://www.chowhound.com/post/linea-caffe-san-francisco-915009 : "Living in the time of COVID -19 Update:/ Dear Linea friends, ...

Breville Barista Express

by AnswerMe 1 year ago

I've read the manual and other posts but I'm still wondering about some basics: 1) 25 seconds is a good range to aim for but does that include the 4-7 seconds of pre-infusion? Should I count 25 ...

Chocolate Fish Coffee Roaster Land Park/Curtis Park Cafe, Sacramento

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Last summer this Kiwi roaster opened a third location in Land Park/Curtis Park. Near the AirBnB where I stayed in January, I checked it out before leaving town. A difference here is that the cafe o...

Kolaches @ Caffe Pagato in Redding

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

One more flat white before heading home from the Carr Fire deployment (August 2018). Caffe Pagato sources from a variety of coffee roasters. This time, I had the single origin Costa Rican beans fro...

Negranti Creamery Scoop Shop | Tin City - Paso Robles

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

The temperature finally warmed up on this unusually cool July day ... it’s time for ice cream! We shared a sampler of four flavors, ~$9. From left to right, the sheep’s milk based flavors: blackb...

Voyager Craft Coffee | Santa Clara

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Usually my reports about coffeehouses lead with a photo of the coffee product. But for Voyager Craft Coffee, the staff add such an extra special dimension to the experience. So welcoming and joyful...

Hudson and Broome

by highlyunlikely 1 year ago

We are heading to NYC from Toronto next weekend and staying near Hudson and Broome. Any recommendations for the best flat white and/or breakfast spots near our hotel?

Iced coffees, frozen blended iced coffees, freddos, frappes, Vietnamese iced coffees, iced cappuccinos, etc south of 42nd St

by prima 1 year ago

Are there any coffee shops you would recommend? I'm not interested in cold brew iced coffees. Cold brew is lost on me. I've been to Blue Bottle, Joe , Cafe Grumpy and Birch on past visits, b...