Are you a java drinker who can’t afford a daily fix at the coffee shops? If so, don’t let the recession screw you out of a good cup of joe.
This week’s food section gives tips to improve your coffee skills. You’ll find out how to buy, store, grind and brew it.
And if you want to buy freshly roasted coffee (the only kind you should ever drink), try the following local roasters. If I missed a local company, please add it to the comments.
CafÃ© CorazÃ³n doesn’t have a bricks-and-mortar location. Home delivery is available in the Tower District. Or pick up orders at Yoshi NOW!, 648 Broadway St., (559) 485-8142.
Fabiano’s Roasting Co.
Details: email@example.com, (559) 222-1712
Sequoia Coffee Roasting Co.
Details: firstname.lastname@example.org, or order online
Sierra Nut House
Details: (559) 432-4023
Note: Sierra Nut House is holding two free coffee classes on Thursday. One takes place 10 a.m., the other at 6:30 p.m. Go to the flagship store in the Villaggio shopping center at Blackstone and Nees avenues.
Yosemite Coffee & Roasting Co.
Details: (559) 683-8815
Address: 40879 Highway 41, Oakhurst
Tazzaria Coffee & Tea
Details: (559) 636-1618
Address: 208 W. Main St., Visalia
Mavericks Coffee House and Roasting Co.
Details: (559) 624-1400
Address: 238 E. Caldwell Ave., Visalia
[photo credit: Eric Zamora, The Fresno Bee]