Every place we go we have to try and find good coffee. We have set ourselves a mission, sometimes it seems unattainable but every day we get a step closer to finding good coffee away from home.
We recently went to Houston, Texas and it is now one of my favourite places. Texas has always held some weird place in my soul. I actually feel so at home there. I visited Lubbock, TX a few years ago and although not the best place in Texas, I enjoyed it. This time we landed in Houston and just loved every minute of our time there. The place is so huge that it seems to never end. It is super green and the beautiful. Plus, the people are lovely and welcoming like our AirBnB host and now friend, Diana. Upon arriving we decided we needed some good caffeine as South America didn’t deliver, well it did some of the time.
After a decent sleep and a I am Cait marathon we headed out the next day to find some coffee. We did a bit of Googling to see what was recommended. In the end we found three places in the area to try out. We will cover all the places we visited in Houston and Austin, even the bad ones because one place was so bad that I literally do not know how anyone even buys anything at this place.
Paper Co. Coffee
Location: 1100 Elder St, Houston, TX 77007
I am so glad we found this place. It is a little hard to find as you cannot really see the establishment from the road and there is a little blue door around the back that you have to go through. The decor is amazing, so rustic and inviting. The staff were polite and one member of staff wore a awesome Hawaiian type shirt that was pretty funky. They do Cortardos that are like Piccolos and they have soya milk, and a decent one at that. Here we ordered two double shot Cortardos. The coffee hit the spot, it is tasty, not bitter and smooth to drink. This would be somewhere were I would visit regularly.
Black Hole Coffee House
Location: 4504 Graustark St, Houston, TX 77006
This was listed on the top coffee places to try in Houston, I think it is definitely on my list of places not to visit in the future. The coffee tastes like instant coffee and is way to bitter. The art on the coffee was cute and the establishment is cosy but I wouldn’t buy coffee from here ever again.
Location: 729 Studewood St, Houston, TX 77007
This place was also on the list of top coffee in Houston, it has potential but they made the Cortado as a Latte in a mug. The coffee was okay, but it was so milky that the flavours were lost. They have soya milk though. Would try again but next time specify what I actually want.