Northwest Coffee Roasting Company

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2014

    Thursday Throwdown: The (Local) Pumpkin Spice Latte Battle

    A gust of wind blew yellow leaves across Forest Park Parkway today, driving home what we already know: It's fall. Though the air hasn't turned cold enough for coats, the emerging autumn colors and shorter days mark the beginning of pumpkin spice latte season. For this week's Thursday Throwdown, we s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2013

    Your Pick for St. Louis' Most Underrated Coffee Is...

    You guys were pretty vocal on this one -- there is a lot of good coffee to be had in St. Louis. The winner took a whopping 47.17 percent of the vote, while write-ins accounted for more than 31 percent. So, where should we all be getting our next cup of coffee? See also: The 10 Best Coffee Shops in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2013

    Vote for St. Louis' Most Underrated Coffee

    Coffee is totally the most important meal of the day. Luckily for St. Louis, it seems craft coffeehouses are popping up even quicker than craft breweries. We know the heavy-hitters -- Kaldi's, Sump -- but we always love a new brew. Vote for one of four reader nominations or write in your own suggest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    First Look: Chronicle Coffee Opens on North Grand

    Sitting on the former site of the Blumeyer Housing Project -- St. Louis' last housing project dedicated to families -- Chronicle Coffee (1235 Blumeyer Street; 314-534-0524) aims to revitalize the area in a way the housing project never could. The shop, which opened on February 22, serves coffee, smo ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 10, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    Drink of the Week: Latte, Foam Coffee and Beer

    Nicholas Phillips​The word "foam" connotes something insubstantial, ephemeral. It conjures up images of once-trendy foam parties at neon-lit nightclubs and poufs of carrot foam on top of elaborate plates at very fancy restaurants. This Foam, a new coffeehouse at Jefferson Avenue and Cherokee Stre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    Java Enabled: Coffee's Big-Ass Red

    ​In What to Drink with What to Eat, sommelier Steve Beckta writes about the challenge of finding that perfect bottle of wine to meet the different tastes of every diner at the table: "Scientifically, there may be a bottle of wine they 'should' have. But...they're not going to like that at all. Wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    Java Enabled: Probat, Unlike Any Other

    It's the Cadillac of roasters -- or maybe the Mercedes-Benz, considering its origin. The German coffee roaster Probat isn't a household name, but it's synonymous in coffee circles with high quality coffee roasting. Some of the best artisan roasters in St. Louis -- Shaw's Coffee Ltd., Northwest Coff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    Java Enabled: How Do You Store Your Beans?

    The only time I've ever had something remotely close to an argument with another coffee drinker was over how beans should be stored at home. How often have you heard of someone storing their beans one way and thinking, "Oh god, they're ruining that coffee"?For me, the greater question is why there's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    Java Enabled: Have Coffee, Will Travel

    One of the things I love most about travel is getting the chance to try new cafés. (As I wrote last week, some coffee aficionados base entire trips on this premise.) But even when your travels won't lead you to some undiscovered java gem, you might not want to sacrifice the comfort and security of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    Java Enabled's Day at the Roasters

    "It smells sweet, like candy," my friend said as I extended my wrist to his nose. My skin had absorbed the caramel flavors that had been wafting around me all day like a welcome second-hand smoke. It was the smell of coffee roasting.It was a bad day to hang out near a coffee roaster -- much less two ... More >>