In Dallas, A Texas-Sized Roasting Space For Tweed Coffee

Tweed Roastery Texas-Garage Door View

Tweed Coffee Roasters in Dallas is expanding. Though it's one of the more recognizable Dallas coffee brands, Tweed has had a fairly nomadic existence over the past 18 months‚ roasting out of Cultivar Coffee’s east side roastery while the company figured out the hows and wheres of finding a permanent homestead. Tweed has since found that home, a … [Read more...]

A Fresh Take On Coffee T-Shirts

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The coffee shop has always been one of the great incubators for artist-types. It’s a home base for creative nomads, where those not shackled to desk jobs go to sketch, write, or just ideate into leather-bound notepads, propped up only by a cup of coffee and, depending on your location and era, a pack of cigarettes. With artists having spent so much … [Read more...]

A Seoul Roaster, Now Brewing In Dallas At Ascension Coffee

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It’s an exciting time to be a coffee drinker in Dallas. From the opening of Houndstooth to the wide array of shops bringing in solid guest roasters from around the country, the horizons have broadened exponentially from where they were just a few short years ago. More than just guesting a lively cross-section of American roasters, Dallas is now … [Read more...]

Inside The Brand New Houndstooth Coffee Dallas Location

Houndstooth Dallas-Outside Wide

When Austin-based Houndstooth Coffee announced last December that they were planning a store in Dallas, it created an audible hum amongst the city’s coffee community. Dallas, where I am based, has in recent years felt like a second fiddle when compared to the wildly exciting food and coffee scene in nearby Austin, a city known around the world as a … [Read more...]

Topo Chico is Espresso’s Best Friend in Texas

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As interest in specialty coffee continues its meteoric rise, so too has the number of shops opening in big cities and small towns around the world. Here in the United States, coffee bars have been experimenting for years with different ways to enhance their espresso service for their customers, or at the very least distinguish it from that of their … [Read more...]

Method Caffeination & Fare And The Coming Dallas Coffee Boom

Outside Straight On

In Texas, summer is an ecstatic time of year. Enter triple-digit heat waves and neverending conversations about how hot it is. Bring on mad dashes to the nearest pools, lakes, or rivers in search of cold beer and colder waters. Book time for weekend barbecues where the most temperate spot is right next to the grill. These are the hot, hard facts of … [Read more...]

Houndstooth Coffee Pops-Up (Briefly) Ahead Of Dallas Expansion


Situated amongst gastro pubs, hipster dives, craft beer bars, and a coffee shop or two sits Transit Bicycle Company in Dallas’s finally-cool-again Lower Greenville neighborhood. On Saturday, April 12th it was home to the first Dallas pop-up for Austin’s Houndstooth Coffee, officially marking the shop’s introduction to the North Texas coffee scene. … [Read more...]

Look At This Gorgeous Packaging From Tweed Coffee


Tweed Coffee (@TweedCoffee) is the brand new roasting arm of Houndstooth Coffee in Austin, Texas, whom we humbly consider to be one of the best multiroaster cafes in the United States. Houndstooth was featured in our coverage of the La Marzocco Texas Road Show back in 2012, and today it's a delight to update that coverage with a look at their new … [Read more...]

Last Week With Ben Blake – Week of July 27th, 2013


Here’s all the coffee news you missed in the last 7 days —all in one spot. It’s like a really wonderful vanilla latte at Sterling Coffee in PDX on a cool summer morning. B4B Update: We caught up with Joe NYC manager and longtime specialty coffee person Carrie Webster to find out how she’s doing since she was diagnosed with breast cancer back in … [Read more...]

Build Outs Of Summer: Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters In Dallas, Texas

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Build Outs of Summer! Build Outs of Summer! They keep on rolling in, coming fast and furious in the summer heat, taunting our readers in the Southern Hemisphere with the promise of long hours, new shops, and plenty of sunshine. So far in the series we've visited Omaha, Nebraksa and the new Beansmith Coffee "Lobby" cafe set to open shortly; we've … [Read more...]

Barista Nation Texas: We Wish We’d Gone, But Here’s A Recap


Last week, Barista Nation brought its innovative series of free specialty coffee events to Dallas, Texas and the new Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters location. We were all booked to travel to Dallas for the event, but Super Storm Sandy pretty deeply screwed up our itinerary (we were going to be in Atlantic City first, to cover the now-postponed NERBC). … [Read more...]

LM Texas Road Show: The Dallas Stars!

kent_bakke co-founder and writer Jordan Michelman is embedded with the La Marzocco Road Show crew as they tour the great state of Texas. Follow along as they tour Houston, Austin, Dallas, and all points in between all week long. Live from a moving vehicle, speeding down I-35 E towards Austin... Last night was the second in a series of three … [Read more...]

Houston: La Marzocco Wants To Party


Tonight! Monday, March 26th at 4pm, the La Marzocco Texas Roadshow kicks off in Houston. This evening's event is hosted by Greenway Coffee and Fusion Beans, and will be held at The Hay Merchant (1100 Westheimer Road), in Houston's bustling Montrose district. This place is a very serious beer joint, so all in attendance are sure to be in a good … [Read more...]

SCRBC Preview: Bring On The Tiny Cowboy Hats


The South Central Regional Barista Championship is almost upon us, drawing in theoretical competitors from 9 states, but actual competitors from only Texas and Missouri. Judges calibration begins Thursday, March 31st, with round one to follow on April Fool's Day. (Morbid, eh?) Kaldi's Coffee are fielding three competitors, along with hosting the … [Read more...]