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Places to Drink Coffee in Los Angeles (Mid-City): Hermanos Coffee

From November 2015 until September 2016, I was taking improv classes once a week at the Improv for the People studio in Culver City. I loved taking those classes – it is an amazing, life-changing experience on many levels which I will write about in another post. I mention this because, once a week on the way to class, I would drive down San Vicente and would always see the Hermanos Coffee sign. And I would think “That is a great sign. Why haven’t I heard about Hermanos Coffee…? I need to check it out,” and then I would…

My Top 5 Favorite Coffee Shops of 2016

Welcome to the first-ever annelovescoffeemore list of my five favorite coffee shops. If you live in or have plans to be in Los Angeles, NYC, Paris or Vancouver, and you love good coffee, there is something here for you. Also, I am always looking for new coffee shops to try in different cities throughout the world, so if you have a recommendation of a shop to add to my list, please comment below! On my short list of places I plan to go/get back to: Sydney, Buenos Aires, NYC, London and Paris. If you have fave coffee shops…

This video of former Pro BMXer Kevin Porter is SO AWESOME… and, yes, this has to do with coffee.

This is Kevin Porter. He is a former Pro-BMXer. If you click through (on the title above) to this post, you will see a video of him doing his BMX thing. Do yourself a favor and watch the whole video. The whole entire video. Note: the beginning is pretty funny, but that is not the best part… hang in there… it’s pretty f*ckin’ rad. I didn’t know I even liked BMX… or that I used the word rad… until I saw this video. It is so cool! Just like Kevin. I met Kevin at the Verve…

At long last…Chemex

Chemex. It has been around for decades… seven to be exact. It is a pour-over style non-porous glass container coffeemaker that Peter Schlumbohm invented in 1941, and, fun fact, it is one of very few drip-method coffee brewing devices on permanent display at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. In my opinion, it is the best way to brew coffee. Here’s why:

(1) It looks damn good. The Chemex has an angular somewhat “cold” design comprised of three sexy components: glass, wood, and leather, giving it a contradictory aesthetic that is at once sterile…

An $80 Bag of Beans…Just Why? I’ll Tell You…

Hi. I’m on vacation this week so I was planning to phone-in this week’s blog post, but then I was checking out George Howell Coffee in Boston’s new Godfrey Hotel, and I came across an $80 bag of beans. Yes, you read that right… a G.D. $80 bag of coffee beans. So this post is going to be about the La Esmeralda Mario Carnaval Panama beans because they are $80/bag, which seems crazy to me, so I wanted to know why. I mean, I’m sure this coffee is amazing – transformative even – but unless…

Places to Drink Coffee in Los Angeles: Blacktop Coffee

Blacktop Coffee, in the Arts District, downtown Los Angeles, is simply awesome. As I have said before, I love G&B Coffee, but I think Blacktop might be my new favorite DTLA coffee shop. It’s small, yes, but the space is cool – a 240-square foot coffee bar which shares an open door with the ultra-hip Alchemy Works shop on 3rd Street. And owner/coffee pro Tyler Wells (formerly Handsome Coffee) and staff are really nice – like, REALLY nice (unlike some shops which shall not be named). But, most importantly, the coffee is very good. When I was…