Tuesday, October 7, 2008


There's no place to hide in an Americano.

An Americano is one of the simplest drinks we make at Homer's. It's just Espresso and hot water. But it's also one of the most difficult to get right. With flavored drinks, like a mocha, the chocolate is the dominant flavor. But with an Americano, there is no flavor to hide a bad shot of espresso and no milk to soften the bitterness of espresso. It's all about getting a good shot pulled.

Yesterday I had a customer who frequents coffee shops all over town tell me that our Americanos are the best in the city when served in a ceramic mug. Maybe he was just trying to flatter me, but that doesn't fit the personality of this guy.

You might try our Americano and decide there's a better one someplace else, you might like ours the best. Either way, you can be sure our baristas are committed to making great espresso. Come try an Americano (it's the patriotic thing to do).


Friday, October 3, 2008