Here at the Coffee Compass, alcohol consumption isn’t really our bag. Michael is blessed with Celiac Disease, and Stephen simply abstains. This doesn’t mean that we don’t know craft beer when we see it (or rather, when we overhear someone talking about it, hear that a local brewpub is serving it, and then thereafter — like all things — we google it)….
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I don’t have any academic sociological studies to back this up, but I’ve noticed that people who ride bikes are more likely to enjoy craft coffee, or perhaps the converse is more accurate. Either way, the evidence is staggering: Intelligentsia made a cycling cap (which almost immediately sold out), the Coffee Collective made some limited edition demis for the Bike Film Festival, famed headset builder Chris King made a tamper, and, perhaps most convincingly, the bike rack in front of your favorite cafe is probably full — I know mine is.
But the relationship between cycling and coffee has reached a new level …
Louisville is a city that was built by the craft beverage industry. In another era, its location on the Ohio River made it the primary port for shipping bourbon across America. Recently it’s seen the burgeoning growth of a craft coffee community, featuring a slew of latte art throw downs, eccentric home roasters, and even the premier of a comic short film about barista culture. But perhaps the coffee community’s biggest step forward is a new concept espresso bar in the heart of downtown….