all good in the coffee ‘hood
that good good, San Francisco, CA
On January 15th, the eighth annual Good Food Awards finalists were announced. The drums roll right with this culture’s preferred subject : coffee. As mentioned before, good coffee is good food, so, it is a pleasure to see a wonderful group of coffee brands become finalists, and ultimately winners, sharing their roasted coffee cherry at the weekend marketplace and into the world. For fun, highlighted are all the states The Coffeetographer has physically visited.
Abundancia Coffee, Kenya AA Blue Mt, Oregon
Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, Panama Esmeralda Estate, Lino Lot Natural, California
Commonwealth Coffee, Kenya Nyeri Gachatha Lot #160 AA, Colorado
Equator Coffees & Teas, Panama Finca Sophia Geisha, California
Evans Brothers Coffee, Kenya Gatundu Karinga AB, Idaho
JBC Coffee Roasters, Finca La Mula Panama Geisha, Wisconsin
Joe Coffee Company, Ethiopia Guji Yabitu Koba, New York
Kickapoo Coffee Roasters, Organic Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Idido Cooperative, Wisconsin
Klatch Coffee, Kenya Karatu, California
Mudhouse Coffee Roasters, Finca La Mula CAC Reserve Geisha, Virginia
NEAT Coffee, Kenya Gachatha, Connecticut
Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters, Panama Carmen Geisha, Texas
Olympia Coffee Roasting Company, Ethiopia Adame Garbota, Washington
Onyx Coffee Lab, Colombian Granja la Esperanza Margaritas Natural, Arkansas
Ruby Coffee Roasters, Ethiopia Guji Uraga, Wisconsin
Spyhouse Coffee Roasting Co., Suke Quto – Ethiopia, Minnesota
Square One Coffee, Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Adado, Pennsylvania
river music, Los Angeles, CA
The bricks at Spoke Bicycle Café were the backdrop on Sunday for live music on the Los Angeles River. While musical festival season is still in its announcement phase and pre-Spring hype, local events like this remind the culture of the beauty of coffee shop spaces to support the arts and give a voice to the independent voices in the culture.
mural mural on the wall, Phoenix, AZ
Over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend, an Instagram image of a mural outside Giant Coffee caught the culture’s attention. Against an eggplant hued wall and a row of windows with blinds drawn, @jamielynart captured one of the cities murals where a bench rests perfect for one to get lost in the art. After all, when art and coffee come together, ‘lost’ is a welcomed cultural byproduct.