On my walk back to the office from lunch today I noticed the there was a small Novo Coffee sign in the window of the warehouse across the street. The name was familiar but I couldn’t quite place it at the time1. Given that the coffee I had at work was getting a bit stale I decided that it was worth investigating
I went in the open door and there before my eyes was a small batch coffee roaster. Inside I meet two very nice gentlemen, Pat and Herb, who were very happy to help me. Pat showed me around the operation, and after a bit of discussion about the sort of coffees I like suggested the San Rafael. So I bought a pound and promptly went back to the office and brewed a pot using my new kit.
It is an excellent coffee. I think it might be a bit more interesting if it were roasted a bit darker2, but it is delicious none the less. I really like that there is an excellent coffee roaster just a block from my office. I may never have to endure stale coffee again.