Crossed a new price threshold for coffee the other day! Tulip House, mentioned elsewhere in this thread I think, $35 for 8oz. Insane.
Coffee is Ethiopia Hayissa Olocho Natural, pretty good berry/floral thing going on. Still dialing in my brew method with it, but I have pretty limited opportunities to tinker with an 8oz bag.
Just went live for next week
I am very tempted to go but seems kind of insane
did you manage to go to the shop, or ordered online? an integral part of the tulip house experience is the cafe itself…
i should say - at the >$25/250-300gram price point, i would recommend to stay with beans roasted either by manhattan, black&white, or dak. with these three roasters ive tried enough of their beans to conclude that they generally provide a pretty wide margin for error - in most cases you end up with at minimum a very good cup. with other roasters, the margin can be much more variable… with tulip house, they source and roast a pretty consistent profile, so if you like what youre getting already from the jump, you can expect similar results at the very least if you invest in more bags…
(and maybe even signifcantly better!)
Saw this place when I was eating that delicious beef bowl at Perilla. Lots of customers. Didn’t get to try it. When I finished eating it was already closed.
Only been twice. It’s fine. They are roasting their own beans. Or maybe they create roast profile and have a contract roaster.
With Aquarela so close by, I would only go to Heavy Water if I were at Perilla.
Coffee Movement (SF/Richmond District)
Has indoor seating vs Nob Hill/Chinatown and passes the positive vibe check. Still my favorite shop.
Not sure what “quick filter” is but Coffee Movement’s quick filter flight taste better than most shops pour over. How is that possible? Shouldn’t a pour over taste better technically?
I often go to Brot in Orange. Don’t be fooled seeing Adrian face on the account. They have a good selection of beans. I recommend the shop if you’re in town.
X 2 I had some coffee at Brot when I lived and worked in OC.
Any recommendations for coffee shops in Long Beach?
I like Rose Park Roasters. Steelhead is also really good. I also for Vietnamese coffee there is knead. Gusto just opened a new coffee program roasting their own, they are closed today but open on the weekend.
Had consistently pretty good cortados at Recreational coffee, in addition to the above. It’s also right next to Beachwood Blendery if you’re in the market for a beer…
There’s a Stereoscope down there. Never been but I think they’re roasting some of the best beans in CA.
I crossed paths with one of the owners of Rose Park when he was learning how to roast at Kean in Newport.
Yes. I’ve been to their Buena Park location. Side note: it’s barely in Buena Park. It’s on the border of La Mirada and Buena Park. Are the beans themselves worth the drive? Yes. Are the hand made drinks worth the drive? Only if you’re free on the weekends or live close by. I remember they specifically had Madagascar vanilla for the iced vanilla latte I ordered. It was good, a bit sweet but not in a bad way. Brot is closer so I’m partial to going to brot vs Stereoscope.
Stereoscope does have a larger bean selection with a large amount being from central and South America coffee beans - if I remember correctly.
Is it just me or has the price on beans skyrocketed? Lassen’s/Gelson’s/WF/etc routinely charging 15-17 for some pretty mediocre stuff (Intelligencia, Stumptown, etc).
Yep those are the going rates for beans at super markets. Depends on the roaster but most non white label beans are in the $15-$20 range. LA Mill beans regularly priced at Whole Foods is $20ish. Verve is $18ish.
Been seeing lots of $23-28 for bags at specialty shops/roasters lately. Often for smaller sizes too, 12oz instead of 16 etc. Costs are going up and yields have been small the last few years, is what baristas and roasters have said to me. Especially in Ethiopia and Brazil.
Prices are way up, also seeing $20+ for 16 oz and sometimes 12 oz
time to switch to a new morning beverage. gotta love living in the end times.