by Zach Miller
Texas Coffee Traders is a great starting point to fine tune your tongue to the differences in beans across the globe. Owner RC cups different coffees every day to test and compare qualities of his beans. He does this in the middle of the shop and encourages whoever comes in to join the tasting and see what they think.
It will be very hard to get in and out of their shop without having coffee, because of the cuppings and the staffs willingness to brew you a latte as you walk in the door.
They roast beans, they brew coffee, they sell and repair brewing machines and devises. They are a wonderful hub for the Austin coffee community.
Here is a bit of the Texas Coffee Traders Philosophy.