Rating Scales

For all rated content (CC and Mugged posts), the scale ranges from 1 - 6.  Below is the basic version:

  1+            2+           3+           4+           5+           6+
poor          ok          meh        good       wow       whoa

But for more detailed description, check out CC (coffeehouse reviews) specifics here  &  Mugged specifics here.

The Index Map

For those of you who like maps as much as I do in locating places, here's a map of all places reviewed on the Pure Coffee Blog.



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FYI, any place that has closed down is not on the map.

The Index List


The following index is for "CC" (Coffee Commentary) and Fill in the Coffee Map posts, which detail my visits to coffeehouses; those are listed below by geography.

Each establishment or coffee is rated by quality and appeal, so please use the following key to better aid in your browsing:

pretty bad marks
1+ = poor (avoid)
2+ = ok (not really worth your time)

fair to decent rating
3+ = average (worth a go)
4+ = good (a pleasant experience)

high accolades
5+ = really good (a fine specimen)
6+ = amazing (hot dog!)

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United States


Alabama 

Birmingham
Revelator Coffee Co 6+
Alaska

Anchorage
Cafe Del Mundo 5+
Kaladi Brothers Coffee 4+
SteamDot 4+
Terra Bella 5+

Fairbanks
Alaska Coffee Roasting Co. 5+
McCafferty's 4+

North Pole
Santa Claus House 4+

Seward
Sea Bean 6+

Talkeetna
Flying Squirrel 4+


Arizona


Phoenix
Cartel Coffee Lab 5+


California


Davis
Mishka's Cafe 3+

Hollywood
Groundwork 5+

Los Angeles
Cafe Corsa 4+
La Mill Coffee 6+
Redcat (their lounge) 4+
Swork Coffee 4+

Newport Beach
Kean Coffee 5+

Pasadena
Jones Coffee Company 5+

Sacramento
Infusion Cafe
5+
Temple Fine Coffee and Tea
5+

San Francisco
De La Paz 6+
Four Barrel Coffee 6+
Matching Half Cafe 6+
Outerlands 5+
Ritual Coffee Roasters
6+
Sightglass Coffee 6+
Stable Cafe 6+
Trouble Coffee 5+

Santa Monica
Caffe Luxxe 6+
Urth Cafe 4+



Colorado


Boulder
Boxcar Coffee Roasters 6+
The Cup 5+
Ozo Coffee Roasters 6+

Breckenridge
Cuppa Joe 6+
Kava Cafe 4+

Denver
Crema Coffee House
6+
Fluid Coffee Bar 6+
Happy Coffee 6+
Metropolis Coffee 6+

Dillon
The Pour House 4+

Grand Lake
The Hub Coffee and Cones 5+

Vail
Yeti's Grind 5+


Connecticut


Darien
Neat Coffee 6+

New Haven

The Coffee Peddaler 6+


Delaware


Wilmington
Brew Ha Ha Espresso Cafe and News Stand 4+


Florida


Fort Lauderdale
Brew Urban Cafe 5+

Orlando
Downtown Credo 4+
Lineage Coffee Roasting 6+
Vespr 6+

Winter Garden
Axum Coffee 4+


Georgia


Atlanta
Octane Coffee Bar and Lounge 6+
San Francisco Coffee Roasting Company
4+
Spiller Park Coffee 6+
Taproom Coffee and Beer 6+
Urban Grind
4+

Decatur 
Dancing Goats Coffee Bar 6+
Java Monkey
3+


Idaho


Boise
Thomas Hammer Coffee Roasters 1+

Idaho Falls
Villa Coffehouse 4+

Twin Falls
Java 4+


Illinois


Chicago 
Asado Coffee Co 6+
Bow Truss Coffee Company 6+
Buzz: Killer Espresso
6+
Caffe Streets 6+
Chava Cafe 6+
Coffee Studio 6+
Dollop Coffee 6+
Gaslight Coffee Roasters 6+
Intelligentsia Coffee Roasters
6+
Ipsento Coffee House and Roaster 6+
Istria Cafe 6+
Knockbox Cafe 5+
Metropolis Coffee Company
6+
New Wave Coffee 6+
Overflow Coffee Bar 6+
Star Lounge Coffee Company 5+
Wormhole Coffee 6+

Evanston
Brothers K Coffee 5+

Forest Park
Blue Max Coffee 5+


Kentucky


Louisville
Gralehaus 6+
Quills Coffee 6+
Sunergos Coffee 6+


Maine


Portland
Bard Coffee 6+


Maryland


Annapolis
Caffe Pronto aka Ceremony Coffee 5+

Baltimore
Artifact Coffee 6+
Charmingtons 6+
La Mill Coffee 6+
Spoons Coffee Cafe 3+
Spro Coffee 6+

Reisterstown
Java Mamma's 3+

Rock Hall
Java Rock 5+


Massachusetts


Allston
2nd Cup Cafe 4+

Amherst
Amherst Coffee 5+
Rao's Coffee 4+

Arlington
Barismo 6+

Beverly
Atomic Cafe 5+

Brookline
Cafe Fixe 6+

Cambridge
Crema Cafe 6+
Simon's Coffee Shop 6+

Hadley
Esselon Cafe 5+

Jamaica Plain
Velouria Espresso 4+

Newton
Taste Coffee House 5+

Northampton
Northampton Coffee 5+
SIP Cafe and Coffee Bar 6+

Salem
Jaho Coffee and Tea 4+

Somerville
Diesel Cafe 5+


Michigan


Ann Arbor
Comet Coffee 6+
The Espresso Bar 6+

Detroit
Anthology Coffee 6+
Astro Coffee 6+

Grand Rapids
Mad Cap 6+
Rowster Coffee 6+
The Sparrow 6+

Holland
Lemonjello's Coffee 5+

Lansing
Strange Matter Coffee 6+

Rochester
Dessert Oasis Coffee Roasters 6+

Ypsilanti
Ugly Mug 6+


Minnesota


Minneapolis 
Angry Catfish 6+
Bull Run Roasting Company 6+
Dogwood Coffee 6+
Peace Coffee 6+
Rustica Bakery
6+
Spyhouse Coffee and Espresso 6+

St. Paul
Black Sheep Coffee Cafe 6+
Kopplin's Coffee 6+
Quixotic Coffee 6+


Missouri


Columbia
Kaldi's 6+
Shortwave Coffee 6+


Springfield
Coffee Ethic 6+
Hebrews Coffee 6+
Kingdom Coffee and Cycles 6+
Mudhouse 4+

St. Louis
Blueprint Coffee 6+
Half and Half 6+
Mud House 6+
Sump Coffee 6+


Montana


Belgrade
The Spotted Horse Cafe 3+

Billings
City Brew Coffee
4+

Bozeman
International Coffee Traders
3+
Leaf and Bean
4+
Rockford Coffee
5+

Browning
Teepee Espresso Place
2+

Butte
Venus Rising Espresso House
4+

Columbia Falls
Montana Coffee Traders
4+

Dillon
Sweetwater Coffee
3+

Helena
FireTower Coffee House and Roaster
4+

Missoula
Le Petit Outre
5+


Nebraska


Kearney
Barista's Daily Grind 4+


Nevada


Las Vegas
Social House 6+
Sunrise Coffee Co 5+
The Beat Coffeehouse and Records 4+
The Cup 4+
Vosges Haut Chocolat 3+

Reno
Bibo Coffee Company 5+


New Hampshire


Durham
Breaking New Grounds 4+

Portsmouth
Port City Coffee Roasters 3+



New Jersey


Asbury Park
Cafe Volan 6+

Audubon
Treehouse Coffee Shop 4+

Avalon
Avalon Coffee Company 3+

Barrington
Barrington Coffee House
3+

Belmar
Turnstile Coffee Roasters 6+

Frenchtown
Early Bird Espresso and Mercantile 6+

Haddonfield
Jersey Java 5+

Haddon Township
Espressit 3+

Hammonton
Casciano Coffee Bar and Sweetery 3+

Highland Park
OQ Coffee 6+

Hoboken
City of Saints 5+
Legal Beans 3+

Jackson
Java Moon Cafe 2+

Jersey City
Dames Coffee Espresso Bar 5+
Warehouse Cafe 5+

Lambertville
Rojo's Roastery 5+

Medford
Harvest Coffee Roasters 4+

Mt. Holly
The Daily Grind 3+

Mullica Hill
Crescent Moon Coffee & Tea 6+

Ocean City
Locals Coffee and Smoothies 5+
Ocean City Coffee Company
4+
Three Fish 4+

Pitman
Bus Stop Music Cafe 2+
Endgrain Coffee Bar 6+

Princeton
Small World Coffee 4+
Rojo's Roastery 6+

Ridgewood
Ridgewood Coffee Company 5+

Teaneck
Lazy Bean Cafe 4+

Ventnor
No. 7311 5+

Voorhees
Coffee Works


New York


Albany
Professor Java's Coffee Sanctuary 3+

Baldwinsville
Shamballa Cafe and Coffee Roastery 4+

Brooklyn
Budin 6+
Gorilla Coffee 5+
Sit and Wonder 6+
Southside Coffee 6+
Toby's Estate 6+

Buffalo
Spot Coffee 3+

Cooperstown
Stagecoach Coffee 3+

Corning
Corning Museum of Glass Cafe 5+

Cortland
Coffee Mania 4+

Croton-on-Hudson
The Black Cow Coffee Company 4+

Dryden
Dryden Community Center Cafe 3+

Farmington
Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters 3+

Geneseo
Muddy Waters Coffee House
4+

Ithaca
Ithaca Coffee Company 5+
Gimme! Coffee 6+
Smart Monkey Cafe
5+
The Shop Cafe 6+

Geneva
The Coffee House 4+

Hyde Park
Apple Pie Bakery Cafe (CIA) 6+

Huntington
Georgio's Coffee
5+

Jamaica (JFK)
Croque Madame 5+

Kingston
Hudson Coffee Traders 5+

Lake George
Caffe Vero Coffee Roasters 4+

Manhattan
Abraco Espresso 6+
Bluebird Coffee Shop 6+
Bluestone Lane Coffee 6+
Blue Spoon Coffee Company 6+
Bowery Coffee 6+
Box Kite NYC 6+
Cafe Grumpy 6+
Dub Pies 5+
Everyman Espresso
6+
Gimme! Coffee 6+
Hi-Collar 6+
Je and Jo 6+
Joe the Art of Coffee
6+
Kaffe 1668 6+
Kava Cafe 6+
Mud Truck 2+
Ninth Street Espresso
6+
Nolita Mart and Espresso Bar 6+
Ports Coffee and Tea Co 6+
Smile To Go 5+
Think Coffee 5+
Third Rail Coffee 6+

Nyack
Gypsy Donuts and Espresso Bar 6+

Painted Post
Heavenly Cup Coffee Roasters 5+

Piermont
Bunbury's Coffee Shop 3+

Rochester
Boulder Coffee Company
4+
Java's Cafe 4+
Joe Bean Coffee Roasters
6+
Spin Caffe 4+

Saratoga Springs
Uncommon Grounds 3+

Skaneateles 
Creekside Books and Coffee 4+
Skaneateles Bakery 4+

Syracuse
Cafe Kubal 5+
Funk N Waffles 3+
Freedom of Espresso 4+
Kind Coffee Company
3+
Recess Coffee House and Roastery 4+

Tarrytown
Coffee Labs Roasters 5+

Watertown
Brew Ha Ha 3+


North Carolina


Cary
Crema Coffee Roaster 5+

Chapel Hill
Caffe Driade 6+

Durham
Scratch Bakery 6+

Raleigh
Cafe Helios 6+
Sola Coffee 6+


Ohio


Cleveland 
Moko Coffee and Tea 5+
Phoenix Coffee
4+
Pour Cleveland 6+
Vintage Tea and Coffee 6+


Oregon


Gresham
Silk Espresso 6+

Portland
Albina Press 6+
Barista 6+
Case Study Coffee 6+
Cathedral Coffee 6+
Coava Coffee Roasters 6+
Coffeehouse-Five 6+
Coffee Plant 5+
Courier Coffee Roasters 6+
Either/Or 6+
Heart Roasters 6+
Public Domain 6+
Ristretto Roasters 6+
Stumptown Coffee Roasters 6+
Water Avenue Coffee 6+


Pennsylvania


Beaver Falls
Beaver Falls Coffee and Tea Company 5+

Bryn Mawr
Milkboy Coffee 5+

Easton
Cosmic Cup Coffee Co 5+

Emmaus
Perk on Main 5+

Glen Mills
Styers Garden Cafe at Terrain
6+

Harrisburg
Little Amps Coffee Roasters 6+

Kennett Square
Philter Coffee 6+

Lahaska (Bucks County)
House of Coffee 3+

Lancaster
Chestnut Hill Cafe 6+
Square One Coffee 4+

Newton Square (near Philly)
Burlap and Bean Coffee 5+

Philadelphia
1 Shot Coffee 5+
Academia Del Cafe 3+
Bean Exchange 3+
Bodhi Coffee 6+
Bonte 3+
Cafe Ole
3+
Cake and the Beanstalk 5+
Chestnut Hill Coffee Company 6+
Darling's Cafe and Famous Cheesecakes 3+
Elixr Coffee 6+
Greenstreet Coffee Roasters 6+
Higher Grounds Cafe 3+
High Point Cafe 4+
Hub Bub Coffee 6+
InFusion Coffee and Tea Gallery 3+
Java's Brewin 2+
Joe Coffee Bar 3+
La Colombe 5+
Last Drop, The 3+
La.Va Cafe 3+
Lovers and Madmen 5+
Menagerie Coffee 6+
Mugshots CoffeeHouse and JuiceBar 4+
Old City Coffee 4+
Ox Coffee 6+
Premium Steap 3+
Pure Fare 6+
Ray's Cafe and Teahouse 3+
ReAnimator Coffee Roasters 6+
Rival Bros 6+
Steap and Grind 5+
T Bar 5+
Ultimo Coffee 6+
United By Blue 6+

Pittsburgh
21st Street Coffee and Tea 6+
4121 Main 6+
Aldo Coffee Company 5+
Big Dog Coffee 5+
Constellation 6+
Espresso a Mano 6+
J'eet 5+
Tazzo D'Oro 6+
Voluto Coffee (now Commonplace Coffee) 6+

Scranton
Northern Lights Espresso Bar 5+
Sacred Grounds Coffee 2+
Zummo's Cafe (Electric City Roasting) 5+

State College
Saint's Cafe 5+

Swarthmore
Hobbs Coffee 5+

West Chester
Cream and Sugar Cafe 3+

White Haven
Main Street Coffee Works
3+

Wayne (19087)
Gryphon Cafe 4+


South Dakota


Mitchell
Mad Cow Coffeehouse and Deli 2+


Tennessee


Memphis
Tamp and Tap 5+

Nashville
Barista Parlor 6+
Bongo Java / Fido
4+
Crema Coffee Roasters 6+
Dose Coffee and Tea 6+


Texas


Austin
JP's Java 6+
Kick Butt Coffee 4+

Houston
Catalina Coffee 5+
Inversion Coffee House 4+


Utah


Salt Lake City
Cafe d'Bolla 5+


Vermont


Barre
Espresso Bueno 6+

Burlington
Maglianero 6+
Panadero Bakery 6+

Montpelier
Birchgrove Baking
6+

Stowe
Black Cap Coffee Roasters 4+


Virginia


Alexandria
Grape and Bean 6+
Misha's Coffee Roaster and Coffeehouse
3+

Fredericksburg
Hyperion Espresso 5+

Norfolk
Cafe Stella 5+
Cure 6+

Reston
Pitango Gelato 6+

Richmond
Lamplighter Roasting Company 6+

Virginia Beach
Cafe Moka 5+
Zeke's Beans and Bowls 5+


Washington


Olympia
Olympia Coffee Roasting Company 6+

Seattle
Broadcast Coffee 6+
Caffe Vita Coffee Roasting Co. 5+
Cupcake Royale / Verite Coffee 5+
Empire Espresso Bar 6+
Espresso Vivace Roasteria 6+
Fuel Coffee 5+
Herkimer Coffee 6+
Hotwire Online Coffeehouse 5+
Laughing Ladies Cafe 4+
Milstead and Co. 6+
Neptune Coffee 6+
Top Pot Doughnuts 4+
Tougo Coffee Co 6+
Trabant Coffee and Chai 6+
Victrola Coffee Roasters 6+
Zoka Coffee Roasters and Tea Company 6+

Tacoma
Metronome Coffee 6+

Vancouver
Torque Coffee 6+
River Maiden Artisan Coffee 5+


Washington DC


Baked and Wired 6+
Big Bear Cafe 6+
Chinatown Coffee Co 6+
Ebenezers Coffeehouse 3+
Filter 6+
Modern Times Coffeehouse 3+
Peregrine Espresso 6+
Pound Coffee 6+
Sidamo Coffee and Tea 4+
Slipstream 6+
Sova Espresso and Wine 6+
Tryst 4+


Wisconsin


Milwaukee
Alterra Coffee 6+
Anondyne Coffee Roasting Company 6+
Roast Coffee Company 5+



Canada

British Columbia


Vancouver
49th Parallel Coffee Roasters 6+
JJ Bean 6+


Ontario


Burnstown
Neat Coffee Shop 4+

Kingston
Sleepless Goat Cafe 3+

Ottawa
Bridgehead Coffee 4+
Xpresso 4+

Toronto
Balzac's Coffee 3+
Bulldog Coffee 5+
Kahawa Coffee House 4+
Manic Coffee 6+


Quebec

Montreal
Caffe Art Java 6+
Caffe in Gamba 6+
Cafe Sante Veritas 6+



United Kingdom

London
Bea's of Bloomsbury 6+
Climpson and Sons 5+
Dose 6+
Flat White 6+
Taylor St Baristas 5+


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Closed

Beans Coffee Shop (Woodstown, NJ)
Beauty Shop Cafe (Philadelphia, PA)
Bloom Coffee and Tea (Northfield NJ)
Blue Horse Coffee (Pittsburgh, PA) 4+
 Calder's Coffee (Littleton, CO)
Casa De Coffee (Pitman, NJ)
Casona (Collingswood, NJ)
Cool Beans Coffee (Haddon Heights, NJ)
Corvoca Coffee (Deptford, NJ)
Connect Cafe (Malton, NJ)
Double Shots Espresso Bar (Philadelphia PA)
Emjay's Cafe (Mullica Hill, NJ)
Ground House (Pitman, NJ)
Harbour Coffee (Williamsburg, VA)
Hausbrandt (Philadelphia, PA)
Kuhlman's Koffee 3+
Leotah's Place Coffeehouse (Philadelphia)
Moore Perks Cafe (Wenonah, NJ)
Mugs Coffee House (Swedesboro, NJ)
Murky Coffee (Arlington, VA)
Penny University (London, UK)
Progressive Coffee House (Glassboro, NJ)
The Point (Manhattan, NY)
Rapha Cycle Club/ Nude Espresso (London, UK)
Spruce Street Espresso (Philadelphia, PA)
South Jersey Java (Voorhees, NJ)
Slow Down Cafe (Hightstown, NJ)
Stir It Up Coffeehouse (Mullica Hill, NJ)
The Sweet Life Bakery (Vineland, NJ)
Three Beans Coffee Company (Haddonfield, NJ)
Town Hall Coffee Co (Merion Station, PA)



National Chains

Caribou Coffee 1+
Cosi 1+
It's A Grind 3+
Joe Muggs 1+
Saxbys Coffee 2+
Starbucks 1+