A short digression from the home-made to the coffee shop…
I got a pretty early start on coffee nerdness, as walking from my apartment in Berkeley to campus took me right past the original (and at the time, only) Peet’s. Peet always did over-roast, and they didn’t survive the great expansion with the same quality as the original, and then they sold to a multi-national and are everywhere, but in the late 70s it was literally the only game in town and sooo much better than anything else.
So visiting the Bay Area this week, and in the midst of my first-ever cup from Philz (who are about to go national, apparently).
no espresso (I think), just pour-overs
most people in there are ordering silly things with sprigs of mint and who knows what else in them (hardly their fault, blame starbucks for the popularity of that crap)
the real coffee is only available as blends with silly names that have no hint as to what is actually in them
I have their apparently original blend (can’t remember the silly name) - and it really is quite a good cup of coffee