Best Coffee Beans (2010)


This is an exceedingly difficult category, because we love many different kinds of coffee, and routinely stop for a cup at Stumptown, Blue Bottle, Joe the Art of Coffee, and Ninth Street Espresso, among other places. But what is the coffee we buy to take home and brew in our French-press pots? Intelligentsia, made by a coffee roaster started by San Francisco refugees on Chicago's North Side. While several coffee bars use Intelligentsia beans (Ninth Street Espresso, for one), we prefer the mixture of Colombian, Nicaraguan, and Tanzanian beans called, simply, "House Blend." Gourmet Garage, multiple locations


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