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Coffee

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2014

    Review: The Honeymoon Will Get You Up in the Morning and Carry You Home Late at Night

    In the wake of neighboring Goro & Gun's transition from a restaurant with a killer bar into the more streamlined bar-only concept Moving Sidewalk, it may seem odd that The Honeymoon Café & Bar is positioning itself as a sort of one-stop shop for downtown residents and visitors. Goro's split persona ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Blacksmith's New Summer Menu Features More Than Just Coffee

    It's no secret that Blacksmith Coffee offers excellent food options to go along with its beverages. While the Vietnamese steak and eggs, or a biscuit with crème fraiche and apricot marmalade are awesome staple menu items, this summer, Blacksmith offers an additional lineup of bites and treats creat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Make Czech Kolaches At Home

    Texas Monthly: Seriously, what kind of Texan doesn't love kolaches? While we have some awesome places to grab an authentic Czech kolache in Houston (think Revival Market), it's always fun to make your own. Texas Monthly shares a recipe from the Little Czech Bakery in West, Texas, complete with an ap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2014

    First Look At Espresso Rescue: The Coffee Truck

    With the influx of food trucks to the Houston mobile dining scene, we seem to be missing one type of truck. The city is blessed with numerous trucks that will satisfy the late-night munchies, the sugar cravings in the afternoon and everything else in between, but we don't have enough trucks to jump- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Top 5 Coffee Shop Etiquette Tips in the Age of Laptop Hobos

    I don't know about you, but I can easily hole up in a coffee shop, start writing (and by that I mean scouring Facebook and watching cat videos on YouTube) and not realize until three hours later that I haven't moved or refilled my cup. But coffee shop owners, it seems, are noticing. I've read a nu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2013

    Five Easy Homemade Wedding Favors & Rehearsal Dinner Treats

    One of the best ways to save money when planning a wedding is to do things yourself. Wedding magazines, Pinterest boards and crafting/cooking websites all offer various DIY projects to help you stay within your budget and have the things you really want for your wedding. Here are five easy homemad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    This Week in Food Blogs: Iced Coffee Guides & Medieval Jousting Entertainment

    Blue Jean Gourmet: If you're looking for the perfect summer dessert, look no further. Blue Jean Gourmet made a peach and blackberry cobbler with freshly picked peaches and blackberries. The sweetness of soft peaches combined with the tart, yet subtly sweet, blackberries makes for the ultimate cobble ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    5 Simple Breakfast-in-Bed Meals and Morning Cocktails for Mom

    On Mother's Day, Mom deserves royal treatment. What better way to make her feel like the queen she is than to make her breakfast in bed (and serve up some morning cocktails)? While the kids make breakfast, Dad can whip up a cocktail to complement her scrumptious and relaxing meal. He can also make n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    Amorfa: The Best SNL Parody Commerical In a Long Time Lampoons Starbucks

    Starbucks satire has grown increasingly stale as Americans slip into quiet acquiescence to the fact that the omnipresent Starbucks stores are now as much a part of our landscape as stop signs. Even though the coffee giant closed 600 stores in 2008 and then another 300 stores in 2009, it's roared bac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    Become Healthier By Drinking Coffee? Count Us In

    That morning cup of joe doesn't just wake you from a zombie-like state and keep you from being a complete asshole to the guy in the cube next to you. In addition to making you a semi-decent human being, coffee can provide tons of health benefits. Here are five ways drinking coffee can improve your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    Relax, Houston: Your Pumpkin Spice Lattes Are Safe

    I know people who mark the passing of the seasons by Starbucks' seasonal lattes, and I am very much not joking about this. Fall has officially arrived when the coffee chain starts carrying Pumpkin Spice-flavored lattes. Winter is here when the Peppermint Mochas arrive. It's become a cycle as constan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Logan Warren: East Texas Dude Gets Most Expensive Starbucks Drink Ever

    They say everything's bigger in Tex -- NO, we cannot bring ourselves to write that. But a Nacogdoches dude went big when he got a gift card for a free Starbucks drink. Logan Warren says he spent "about a half-hour with a laughing barista" working up the recipe, and they came up with a $23.60 concoc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    5 Gifts for the Coffee Snob

    Chuck Cook Photography​As a coffee snob myself, I am here to advocate for my people. Please, don't break our hearts. You know how much we love coffee, but since you're not a coffee snob yourself, you might think we'd appreciate one of those machines that make coffee by squirting hot water into ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Comment of the Day: A Reader Both Normal and Healthy

    ​Here on Eating Our Words, the commenters absolutely make the blog, and our Comment of the Day honors the best of the bunch. Every day, we read you guys and pick the commenter, or commenters, who made us laugh, cry, salivate over something delicious, or think about things in a new way. In re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    Top 5 Coffee Hacks

    Photo by Josh Liba​As a kid, I could never understand the appeal of coffee. But that might have been because my grandparents were always brewing up tar-thick pots of Folgers, the plastic tub of "coffee crystals" stored in the freezer where they absorbed other scents and smells. Or because my f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    First Look at Black Hole Cafe

    ​Does Montrose need another Inversion? The folks behind Black Hole Cafe (4504 Graustark, 713-528-0653) apparently think so. And since they're also the folks behind popular establishments Poison Girl and Antidote -- the former in Montrose, the latter in the Heights -- the new Black Hole Cafe wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    A Cajeta Latte at Antidote

    ​As I'm sure is the case with most of this city's caffeine-addled coffee addicts, I am a creature of habit. I frequent the same coffee shop, and I order the same thing. It's not without cause, as I've found what I believe to be the perfect coffee creation in the Cortado served at Catalina Coff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    Java Pura: Insanely Good Coffee

    ​ Ken Palmer, Master Roaster, probably knows more about coffee than almost anyone else in this city. He stumbled into the industry several decades ago while out in Hawaii. Palmer had a natural intuition about coffee and was educated by Alfred Peet, who had taught his style of roasting beans ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 16, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Local Spotlight: Katz Coffee

    ​WHAT: Coffee with a conscience, roasted right here in Houston. When Avi Katz graduated from the University of Houston's well regarded Hotel and Restaurant Management program, he had no idea what he wanted to do -- but he did know that he didn't want to move back to New York. So he took a job ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2009

    City of Coffee: Green Beans

    ​As noted in our recent City of Coffee feature, coffee tastes best when it's made from fresh-roasted beans. Some coffee fanatics take that concept to the extreme and roast their own coffee beans at home. (Hot air popcorn machines are very popular for this purpose.) Several of these home roaste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    Coffee Practices: Transparency

    ​One of the most important aspects of the movement for quality coffee is transparency. This doesn't mean your cup of joe should be clear, but that the consumer should understand as much about the product as possible. In the '90s, coffee blends hit the market with a bang. Since then, they ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    Know Your Roast

    ​A very common question asked in cafes around Houston is, "What is your dark roast?" We think people are trying to ask, "What coffee has the biggest, most pronounced flavor today?" But there's some confusion here. One aspect of coffee is often overlooked but very important. There are, in ess ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    Iced Coffee at Home

    ​Iced coffee goes by quite a few names. Whether you call it Black Gold or Texas Tea, cold coffee helps us beat the heat around these parts. And it keeps us sane during our mild winters too. Here's how to make it at home:

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    36th Anniversary: House of Coffee Beans

    Photos by Robb Walsh​Peru Chanchamayo is a rare limited-production coffee that's on special this month during the 36th Anniversary of House of Coffee Beans, 2348 Bissonnet. The coffee comes from the sparsely populated Central Jungle of Peru and is certified organic, Fair Trade, and migratory b ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 14, 2008

    “In the Soil: Nicaragua”

    Photographer Ryan Booth documents a trip to the coffee fields of Central America

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2008

    Great Espresso at Cafe Inka

    If you're looking for great espresso, you need to find yourself an independent coffeehouse and a knowledgable barista. A great test is to ask for a ristretto. I found a great independent coffee house in Cafe Inka (12225 Westheimer, 832-379-1717) and a barista extraordinaire in Justin Karnes. Not on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2008

    Espresso Perfecto at Catalina Coffee

    Now that’s a cup of espresso. You want to spread the crema on a bagel and eat it. Many thanks to El Koshkin and Nealio for recommending Catalina Coffee Company (2201 Washington Avenue, 713 861 8448). Catalina Coffee Company is a very cool place to hang out. Owner Max Gonzalez was dressed in an o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2008

    Summer Drinks: Greek Frappe

    The story that I heard while living in Greece was that, in 1957, Nestle's was marketing an instant chocolate milk drink to the Greek market and giving away free cocktail shakers. This gave one of their Greek executives an idea on how to penetrate the Greek market with Nestle's instant coffee: Ice, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2008

    Where’s the Great Espresso?

    In this week’s review of French Riviera Bakery, I praised a cup of Segafredo espresso I was served there. But two of my espresso-loving friends, Jay Francis and Paul Galvani, were not as impressed as I was. "The flavor was good and strong, but the crema was a little weak,” Galvani said. He als ... More >>

  • Music

    February 28, 2008
  • Dining

    December 6, 2007

    Balkan Grill & Market

    Try the hearty soups and stews at this fancy new Bosnian restaurant, or just hang out and drink Turkish-style coffee

  • Music

    August 16, 2007

    Dodos

    concert preview

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Coffee Beans

    House of Coffee Beans

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003
  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Coffee Beans

    House of Coffee Beans

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Espresso

    Dolce & Freddo

  • Dining

    August 29, 2002

    Bean Town

    Will Houston ever reach a caffeine overdose?

  • Dining

    August 8, 2002

    How Do You Take It?

    Our intrepid driving diner discovers the Bright & Early Coffee stand and why Houstonians like their brew weak

  • Dining

    April 18, 2002

    Short Courtship

    A whirlwind romance with The Little Havana

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000
  • Dining

    November 25, 1999
  • Dining

    July 15, 1999

    Hot Plate

    Schlotzky's Marketplace

  • News

    May 6, 1999

    La Dolce Vita

    I was young, espresso was exotic, and Dolce and Freddo was the only game in town

  • Dining

    October 30, 1997
  • Dining

    February 8, 1996
  • Dining

    June 8, 1995

    Unlikely Lunches

    Il Posto and Don Bosco yield different brands of surprise

  • Dining

    December 29, 1994
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    December 9, 1993
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