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Primavera Coffee Roasters

4133 White Oak Drive (Cahaba Heights, not far from the Summit, behind Miss Myra's)
From their web site: "We roast our coffee by hand daily in a 15 kilo, gas-fired roaster. At Primavera, our goal is to purchase, roast, and deliver the finest coffee available. Along the way, we hope to help each of our customers see a clearer picture of the world of working hands from ground to grind. Our coffee will awaken your senses. Our mission is to awaken your sensibilities." Enjoy a free "cupping," or coffee tasting, each Saturday. Owners Havilah and Brett Burton spent time in Guatemala living on a small coffee farm while working at a coffee shop. This is the place for the real coffee connoisseur.

Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 11:51AM by Registered CommenterDeborah Lockridge in | Comments2 Comments

Reader Comments (2)

i've tried many local coffees, but there's no way that i can stand to drink anything other than the stuff from primavera these days. i've been educated, i've been trained, i've been well-equipped, all thanks to the hopelessly coffee-infatuated crew there. suddenly, i love drinking black coffee for the same reason a car enthusiast drives a manual transmission. there are things coffee can do on your tongue that you haven't experienced. "dark roast" and "balanced flavor" are about as helpful as "delicious" or "awesome". what about a coffee whose "sweetness drips with toffee undertones wrapped in creamy butter and dark chocolate"? oh yeah, it's all in there at primavera, guys. and it's a new ride in every bag of beans.

they know that the only good way to get the right flavor is through good beans and tedious preparation, and they are eager to show you how to do things right. they know their beans, they know flavor palettes, they know grinders and french presses and espresso tamping. and if you've never seen a rosetta or any other kind of latte art... well, you need to. it brings the visual appeal to the level of the flavor appeal.

instead of making coffee preparation into some sort of trade secret, primavera crafts an infectious passion. they want only to share it with the world. you can feel it as soon as you walk in to the place. the shop is inviting, the decor is stunning, the music is always on point. primavera, as a shop, a brand, and a product, is an invigorating, eye-opening experience. every visit is like that first sip in the morning. it trumps anything else i've experienced in the southeast, much less birmingham. i can't say enough about how much i love primavera and the warmhearted people who run the joint. i'm glad they're getting some more well-deserved attention.

January 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPaul

Awesome coffee house! Awesome coffee! I go there for my regular coffee as well as for my Turkish grind.

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCougar6

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