Houston, forever immortalized in space geek's minds as "mission control", is the largest city in the South, and 4th largest in the USA. Knowing that fact you would come to expect that the coffee scene would rival that of NYC, LA, SF and Seattle. You would be right! There are over a dozen roasters in town, and many times that number of locally owned cafes - all pushing the envelope of what it means to have a good cup of coffee.
Narrowing down the field was a difficult move, one that took us a lot of consideration - and negotiating! We always strive to get the best beans out there for you, and part of that is sometimes being turned down at first. Since we DO NOT repackage, and we ship the same day beans arrive at our office - we can get quick turnarounds, leading to fresher beans, no matter where in the USA you are. So this month, we "won" and got two top notch roasters, and a subscription box first timer!
This month, for both roasters we featured a Colombian grown bean - to showcase the differences in flavor each can have. Plus, you could view it as a competition de los Colombianos.
Houston is a large metropolis of 2.24 million people, extending to Galveston Bay. It’s closely linked with the Space Center Houston, the coastal visitor center at NASA’s astronaut training and flight control complex.
ROASTER A: BOOMTOWN COFFEE
BEAN: COLOMBIA, MUJERES COLOMBIANAS
ROASTER B: AMAYA ROASTING CO.
BEAN: COLOMBIA, CLEMENCIA JURADO