Longtime readers know that I love drinking and writing about coffee. I've pondered how to get fat faster at Starbucks, whether Starbucks will start selling booze, menu mischief at Starbucks drive throughs, Starbucks secret menu, and coffee at the AALS. Yes, there has been an obsessive focus on Starbucks here - which is an artifact of its ubiquity. In my own defense, I have advocated for fine alternatives such as California's Graffeo and Philly's La Colombe.
Today I want to make the case for the roaster of the tastiest, brightest java I've had in a very long time: Counter Culture Coffee, out of Durham, NC. Why am I so moved? One totally awesome cup of Papua New Guinea coffee which spirited me through an entire exam review session in Criminal Law this morning. And while I'm in the mood to promote things that bring me joy, let me also mention the best prepared coffee in all of Philadelphia - a little gem named Town Hall Coffee in (gasp!) suburban Merion Station, Pennsylvania. Every cup is prepared via pour-over, with freshly ground coffee. It takes forever, but the result is spectacular.
Last class of the term. Incredible cup of coffee. Is this a day for Lotto or what?