Addison, Texas (WiredPRNews.com) — Ask any hardcore coffee drinker about their ideal cup of coffee for that morning jolt of energy and they will probably say that the name of the game is freshness with a quality roast. With coffee shops popping up on every corner, Starbucks Coffee is being given a run for their money inspiring the chain to display signs at the counter telling customers the date that the coffee they are drinking has been brewed. Nice, don’t you think?
Well, not quite.
In a quest to find the best coffee shop in Dallas, the Dallas Observer took note of the details that makes a good cup of coffee great and the facts were surprising. The catch in Starbucks’ tactic is that the exact brew date can be far from the actual roasted date–a gap of days, weeks, or even months before the beans are actually ground and brewed.
One coffee shop that is leading the pack in freshness, flavor and overall atmosphere is Dunn Bros. Coffee, who stands behind the belief that a cup of coffee begins with a freshly roasted bean, and by fresh, they mean that same day.
For this reason, the Dallas Observer has bestowed quite an honor to Dunn Bros. Coffee by naming the shop “Best Fresh-Roasted Cup of Joe” in Dallas for 2008. Part of what sets Dunn Bros. Coffee apart from the pack is that they roast their coffee beans in house each day letting the rich smell permeate the store and delight their customers. Every single cup of coffee or bags of aromatic beans has been freshly roasted–no questions asked.
In addition to serving an impressive cup of coffee in over-sized mugs reminiscent of those you sipped on while sitting by a roaring fire, Dunn Bros. also offers a wide selection of juices, teas, sodas and even beer and wine for those looking to kick back without the loud ruckus of a bar. With two locations in Dallas, locals can enjoy a relaxing atmosphere with original artwork on the walls, a personable staff that remembers your name and fast, free Wi-Fi that would make Starbuck’s internet connection blush.
To view the Dallas Observer’s salute to Dunn Bros. Coffee, visit http://www.dallasobserver.com/bestof/2008/award/best-fresh-roasted-cup-of-joe-1098991