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Bill Walsh is a contributing writer at Honest Cooking and the fanatic behind the acclaimed Pure Coffee Blog. He gains his inspiration from God, family and coffee, and loves to take each of them on the road as frequently as possible for a solid adventure.

Coffee House Test: Box Kite, New York City

Coffee House Test: Box Kite, New York City

Brilliant coffee and beverages, the East Village coffeehouse has set itself apart. Even more impressive, is a tasting menu they create in the small space.…

Coffee House Test: Pitango Gelato

Coffee House Test: Pitango Gelato

Coffee and gelato go hand in hand, and this concept has become common in the US. Discover the decadence and sweet fairs of Pitango's gelato and espresso.…

Coffee House Test: Steap and Grind, Philadelphia

Coffee House Test: Steap and Grind, Philadelphia

Serving great coffee and pouring a wonderful selection of teas, Steap and Grind of Philidelphia offers a beautiful place to relax or purchase premium beans.…

Coffee House Test: Nordic Grounds at Budin, Brooklyn, NY

Coffee House Test: Nordic Grounds at Budin, Brooklyn, NY

For a taste of international coffee in the US head to Budin. Regardless of price, there are a variety of complex roasts available that must be tasted.…

Cold Brew: Black Medicine Iced Coffee

Cold Brew: Black Medicine Iced Coffee

Quench your caffeine thirst with a bottle of ice coffee. This smooth coffee has notes of stout, banana, and orange, but without a bitter aftertaste.…

The Roast: The Warehouse, New Jersey

The Roast: The Warehouse, New Jersey

Our resident coffee expert Bill Walsh slurps up some joe at The Warehouse, New Jersey.…

Mugged: Citron and Poire [Le Palais Des Thes] Tea Review

Mugged: Citron and Poire [Le Palais Des Thes] Tea Review

Bill Walsh reviews teas bursting with flavor, but without chemicals or sugar. …

Coffee at Smile To Go, New York City

Coffee at Smile To Go, New York City

Bill walsh explores an all-natural coffee joint in Manhattan, Smiles To Go.…

Big Boss Brewing Company and Larry’s Beans’ Aces & Ates Coffee Stout

Big Boss Brewing Company and Larry’s Beans’ Aces & Ates Coffee Stout

Bill Walsh reviews the Raleigh brewer's full bodied stout and Larry's Beans coffee.…

Coffee House Test: Cafe Moka, Virginia Beach

Coffee House Test: Cafe Moka, Virginia Beach

Honest Cooking’s coffee house tester, Bill Walsh, experiences skillful brewers at Cafe Moka.…

Mugged: Booskerdoo Fresh Roasted Coffee

Mugged: Booskerdoo Fresh Roasted Coffee

Bill Walsh's review of Booskerdoo, a New Jersey roaster that displays a variety of coffee blends.…

Coffee House Test: Bowery Coffee New York City

Coffee House Test: Bowery Coffee New York City

Honest Cooking’s coffee house tester, Bill Walsh, experiences a satisfying palate cleanser at Bowery Coffee, New York City.…

Mugged: Handsome Coffee Roasters

Mugged: Handsome Coffee Roasters

A sweet coffee from Nicaragua exemplifies the benefit of valuing coffee origins - and the appeal of coffee tourism.…

Coffee House Test: Leotah’s Place Coffeehouse

Coffee House Test: Leotah’s Place Coffeehouse

A bohemian-style shop in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia serves up quality coffee.…

Coffee Review: Bird Rock Coffee Roasters

Coffee Review: Bird Rock Coffee Roasters

Bill Walsh reviews a coffee from San Diego that is full of rich sweet notes and a pleasant brightneess.…

Coffee House Test: Jersey Java and Tea

Coffee House Test: Jersey Java and Tea

A charming neighborhood coffee shop offers some of the best coffee in South Jersey.…

Coffee House Test: Downtown Credo, Orlando, FL

Coffee House Test: Downtown Credo, Orlando, FL

Decent coffee in a cute shop with altruistic intentions located in Orlando, FL.…

Coffee House Test: Styer’s Garden Cafe

Coffee House Test: Styer’s Garden Cafe

A coffeehouse nestled inside a nursery and homegoods store offers equal parts charm and quality coffee.…

Danish Coffee Cocktail

Danish Coffee Cocktail

Try this Danish-inspired coffee cocktail that's spicy and not too sweet on a brisk autumn night.…

Mugged: Lowest Price Coffee

Mugged: Lowest Price Coffee

Lowest Price Coffee strives to offer flavorful, fresh coffee for cheap, but how does the taste stack up?…

Coffee House Test – Dollop Coffee

Coffee House Test – Dollop Coffee

Both locations of the Chicago mini-chain Dollop Coffee serve top notch coffee in a charming setting.…

Coffee House Test – Kava Cafe

Coffee House Test – Kava Cafe

Kava Cafe serves top notch coffee in a setting that has access to a rare city courtyard in lower Manhattan.…

Coffee House Test – Bow Truss Coffee Company

Coffee House Test – Bow Truss Coffee Company

If you're in need of a coffee destination, or just a stop on your morning walk, make one of Bow Truss Coffee Company's locations a pin on your Chicago map.…

Coffee House Test – Sit and Wonder, Brooklyn

Coffee House Test – Sit and Wonder, Brooklyn

If you seek a great cafe with great coffee, hunt down Sit and Wonder in Brooklyn, New York.…

Coffee House Test – Broadcast Coffee, Seattle

Coffee House Test – Broadcast Coffee, Seattle

The shop owns a simple exterior that leads inside into a warm interior, with wood tables, black chairs and ample lighting.…

Coffee House Test – Overflow Coffee Bar

Coffee House Test – Overflow Coffee Bar

If you're in town for a conference or for different strokes, meander over to Overflow.…

Coffee House Test – The Cup

Coffee House Test – The Cup

A coffeehouse that does not encourage congregating is one doomed to fail. Sure places like drive-thrus survive as a grab-and-go, but that's an exception.…

Coffee House Test – Fluid Coffee Bar

Coffee House Test – Fluid Coffee Bar

Fluid fluidly delivered great coffee and hosts what seems like a great spot to congregate.…

Coffee House Test – Metropolis Coffee

Coffee House Test – Metropolis Coffee

If you're in town, make sure to stop by this Denver gem.…

Coffee House Test – Tougo Coffee

Coffee House Test – Tougo Coffee

Sifting through Seattle's coffee scene can be, at times, more work than one would expect.…

Coffee House Test – Crema Coffee House, Denver

Coffee House Test – Crema Coffee House, Denver

Resident coffee geek Bill Walsh tries out the Crema Coffee House. Read all about this, and many other coffee related stories right here.…

Saint Patrick’s Day – Irish Coffee

Saint Patrick’s Day – Irish Coffee

Bill Walsh gives us a splendid Irish Coffee recipe in honor of the looming-right-around-the-corner Saint Patrick's Day.…

Coffee House Test – Black Cap Coffee

Coffee House Test – Black Cap Coffee

Of all the coffeehouses in Vermont, one of the few coffeehouses roasting their own beans is a cafe called Black Cap Coffee Roasters.…

Coffee Shop Review – Hudson Coffee Traders, Kingston NY

Coffee Shop Review – Hudson Coffee Traders, Kingston NY

Bill Walsh tries out Hudson Coffee Traders in Kingston, New York.…

Coffee House Review – Scratch Bakery, Durham, North Carolina

Coffee House Review – Scratch Bakery, Durham, North Carolina

Bill Walsh is deeply impressed with Scratch Bakery in Durham, North Carolina.…

Coffee Test – Don Tomas Medium Signature Roast

Coffee Test – Don Tomas Medium Signature Roast

Bill Walsh reviews the Medium Signature Roast from Don Tomas Coffee.…

Tea Review – Teavivre Keemun and Monkey Picked Oolong

Tea Review – Teavivre Keemun and Monkey Picked Oolong

Bill Walsh gives the Keemun Black Tea and Monkey Picked Oolong from Chinese tea purveyor Teavivre a spin. …

Coffee Test – Chesapeake Bay Coffee Roasting Company

Coffee Test – Chesapeake Bay Coffee Roasting Company

Bill Walsh tries a trio of coffee from the Chesapeake Bay Coffee Roasting Company. …

Coffee Shop Review – Artifact Coffee, Baltimore

Coffee Shop Review – Artifact Coffee, Baltimore

Bill Walsh checks out the popular Artifact Coffee in Baltimore. …

Keep Your Coffee and Tea Gift Buying Local

Keep Your Coffee and Tea Gift Buying Local

Forget not your favorite coffee and tea establishments when buying for those you love. …

Coffee House Test – Purely Good Coffee at Philly’s Pure Fare

Coffee House Test – Purely Good Coffee at Philly’s Pure Fare

Honest Cooking's coffee house tester Bill Walsh finds a haven of coffee purity in Pure Fare.…

No Need to hit 88 mph to Reach Chicago’s Wormhole Coffee

No Need to hit 88 mph to Reach Chicago’s Wormhole Coffee

Honest Cooking coffee house tester Bill Wash discovers the curious coffee nebula of Wormhole Coffee in Chicago. …

Vermont – Burlington’s Maglianero Proves Magnificent

Vermont – Burlington’s Maglianero Proves Magnificent

Burlington proves to be a great haven for great coffee at Maglianero.…

San Francisco – Head Out to Outerlands for Great Coffee

San Francisco – Head Out to Outerlands for Great Coffee

The outer reaches of San Francisco holds a great eatery (for food AND coffee) in Outerlands. …

Manhattan – Make Port at Ports Coffee & Tea

Manhattan – Make Port at Ports Coffee & Tea

Ports Coffee & Tea of Manhattan offers a nice place to dock for great coffee in Manhattan.…

Minneapolis – The Mean Scene at Urban Bean Coffee

Minneapolis – The Mean Scene at Urban Bean Coffee

Bill Walsh discovers that Minneapolis holds a great coffee outfit called Urban Bean.…

Chicago’s Ipsento Imparts Impressive Coffee

Chicago’s Ipsento Imparts Impressive Coffee

Look no further than Ipsento Coffee House and Roaster for great coffee in Chicago.…

Starbucks’ Indivisible Blend Bends From Their Darker Norm

Starbucks’ Indivisible Blend Bends From Their Darker Norm

Bill Walsh samples Starbucks Indivisble to find a decent coffee from a mass producer.…

Nothing Rusty About Minneapolis’ Rustica Bakery

Nothing Rusty About Minneapolis’ Rustica Bakery

Bill Walsh finds a great coffee experience at Rustica Bakery in his travels in the Twin Cities.…

One Village Coffee’s Rwandan is a Crowd Pleaser

One Village Coffee’s Rwandan is a Crowd Pleaser

Bill Walsh finds a good coffee in One Village Coffee's Rwanda Gatare Station Bourbon.…

Testing the Ekobrew – a K-cup With Konscience

Testing the Ekobrew – a K-cup With Konscience

To see if there's any merit to reusable k-cups, Bill takes the Ekobrew for a spin.…

Asado Coffee of Chicago is Bueno

Asado Coffee of Chicago is Bueno

Bill makes a pleasant visit to Chicago coffee roaster and cafe Asado Coffee.…

Hasten Thy Path to Minneapolis’ Bull Run

Hasten Thy Path to Minneapolis’ Bull Run

Our coffe tester Bill Walsh runs into Bull Run Roasting Co in Minneapolis.…

Get Rocked by SF’s Stable Cafe

Get Rocked by SF’s Stable Cafe

Stable yourself for a moving coffee experience at San Fransisco's Stable Café.…

Alaska Coffee Roasting Co. – Fairly Great Coffeehouse in Fairbanks

Alaska Coffee Roasting Co. – Fairly Great Coffeehouse in Fairbanks

Bill banks on Alaska Coffee Roasting Co. - a Fairbanks original and finds it splendid.…

Revved Up for Rev Coffee Roasters Costa Rican

Revved Up for Rev Coffee Roasters Costa Rican

Bill comes across a tasty Costa Rican coffee from Rev Coffee Roasters.…

The Nuts and Beans of Talkeetna’s Flying Squirrel Bakery Café, Alaska

The Nuts and Beans of Talkeetna’s Flying Squirrel Bakery Café, Alaska

Bill finds a nice respite for coffee at the Flying Squirrel Bakery Café in Alaska's quaint village of Talkeetna. …

Quixotic in St Paul – Coffee That’s No Imaginary Figment

Quixotic in St Paul – Coffee That’s No Imaginary Figment

Bill finds Quixotic Coffee in St. Paul to be exactly what he was looking for.…

Peter Asher Coffee and Tea – An Ethiopian to Invite to Breakfast

Peter Asher Coffee and Tea – An Ethiopian to Invite to Breakfast

Bill samples a decent Ethiopian Yirgacheffe from Peter Asher Coffee and Tea, that makes for a nice cup. By Bill Walsh Subject: Peter Asher Coffee and Tea Mugged: Ethiopian Yirgi Rating: 4+ [see key] The second of the coffees I…

Cafe Del Mundo Proves Pretty Tre-mundo-us

Cafe Del Mundo Proves Pretty Tre-mundo-us

Bill finds Anchorage's oldest coffee roaster a decent stop for the local and tourist alike.…

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