Congratulations to Temple Coffee. Its Colombia Monserrate just received a score of 90 points out of 100 from CoffeeReview.com, a leading consumer coffee website run by coffee expert and author Kenneth Davids.
Coincidentally, I had spoken with Davids only days earlier for a story I am working on about the AeroPress, an excellent and phenomenally simple coffeemaker (the story will be published in The Bee soon). Davids is a big fan of the AeroPress. Since I am making coffee galore with it, I stopped in at the Temple on S Street and bought a pound of Colombia Monserrate beans and went home to see what 90 points tastes like.
The other coffee in my kitchen happens to be an excellent espresso from Blue Bottle in the Bay Area. We liked Colombia Monserrate even better. Very balanced, very smooth, nice complexity, no bitterness or distracting off-flavors and it is medium bodied. The cost is $17 for a pound.
Coffee Review's website is never going to win an award for navigational ease, so click here to get Ken Davids' take on this coffee. This is great national exposure for Temple Coffee.
Temple has made a major name for itself since opening its first shop downtown in 2005 and its second last year in Midtown on S Street. Now it has opened a roasterie and is venturing into the wholesale market to sell to restaurants, coffee shops and offices. If this 90-point coffee is any indication, the future looks promising.