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A Grade

 

Joe and Jackie have found in their travels that some of the best coffee and beer experiences in the world can be enjoyed at local roasters and breweries. These unique businesses produce goods as fresh as they come, and as such, offer communities near and far amazing flavors that stand out proudly compared to the average brand name stuff.

Based on their own service experiences, friends/family within the industry, and their endless zeal for grading things, Joe and Jackie decided to search for the best roasters and breweries in America. They set out in the summer of 2021 across the country, exploring dozens of such establishments: from Indianapolis to Spokane, and tons of places in-between.
 

When Joe isn’t grading college papers and Jackie isn’t grading middle school essays, the pair hit the road, trying new locations to discuss on their weekly podcast, “A Grade”. Will this week’s review be of a coffee roaster? A brewery? Tune in wherever you listen to podcasts every Monday at 9am EST to find out!

A Grade: Monk’s Cafe

First Impressions Monk's Café. Monk's Café. Monk's Café. That's pretty much the place that everyone independently told us we just "had to" visit on our recent trip to review the best...

A Grade: Long Ireland Beer Company

First Impressions There's nothing quite like when a brewery nails a specific theme. But what about when that theme is very specific--say...Louisiana bayou specific? Well, that was...

A Grade: Long Ireland Beer Company

First Impressions Irish ales? Irish vibes? Long Ireland Beer Company in Riverhead, New York features all of this--and much more! Situated close to the waterfront, there's a distinct...

A Grade: Mongo’s Coffee Roastery And Lounge

First Impressions Coffee roasters come in all shapes and sizes. From sprawling suburban warehouses to cramped inner city shops, these unique businesses somehow find a way to roast,...

A Grade: Po’ Boy Brewery

First Impressions There's nothing quite like when a brewery nails a specific theme. But what about when that theme is very specific--say...Louisiana bayou specific? Well, that was...

A Grade: Devoción Coffee

First Impressions Specialty coffee comes in many varieties, but one pretty standard expectation is the fact that you pretty much have to wait at least several months between when a bean...

A Grade: Ubergeek Brewing Company

First Impressions We've always thought of ourselves as über nerds and craft beer enthusiasts. But do we make the ultimate cut of "übergeeks"? At übergeek Brewing Company, in Riverhead,...

A Grade: Southdown Coffee

First Impressions The beauty of a local coffee roaster comes in many flavors. Their unique styles, vibes, and expertly brewed coffee offers customers an experience that big chains can...

A Grade: Flux Coffee

First Impressions There’s nothing quite like a little main street strip—packed with small shops, restaurants, and of course, a coffee roaster. Flux Coffee in Farmingdale, New York is...

A Grade: Trax Coffee Roasters

First Impressions Picture yourself on the outskirts of a small rural town. It's early fall, the leaves just starting to tint with yellow edges. You stand along a set of rusty train...

Previous Episodes

A Grade: Monk’s Cafe

First Impressions Monk's Café. Monk's Café. Monk's Café. That's pretty much the place that everyone independently told us we just "had to" visit on our recent trip to review the best...

A Grade: Long Ireland Beer Company

First Impressions There's nothing quite like when a brewery nails a specific theme. But what about when that theme is very specific--say...Louisiana bayou specific? Well, that was...

A Grade: Long Ireland Beer Company

First Impressions Irish ales? Irish vibes? Long Ireland Beer Company in Riverhead, New York features all of this--and much more! Situated close to the waterfront, there's a distinct...

A Grade: Mongo’s Coffee Roastery And Lounge

First Impressions Coffee roasters come in all shapes and sizes. From sprawling suburban warehouses to cramped inner city shops, these unique businesses somehow find a way to roast,...

A Grade: Po’ Boy Brewery

First Impressions There's nothing quite like when a brewery nails a specific theme. But what about when that theme is very specific--say...Louisiana bayou specific? Well, that was...

A Grade: Devoción Coffee

First Impressions Specialty coffee comes in many varieties, but one pretty standard expectation is the fact that you pretty much have to wait at least several months between when a bean...

A Grade: Ubergeek Brewing Company

First Impressions We've always thought of ourselves as über nerds and craft beer enthusiasts. But do we make the ultimate cut of "übergeeks"? At übergeek Brewing Company, in Riverhead,...

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