Did someone say coffee? *My eyes open wide as if I were 7 years old again perusing the candy aisle for anything that remotely resembled chocolate*

The way I feel about chocolate is the same love I have for coffee. I wasn’t always in admiration of this beverage and only in the last 10 years was I exposed to the one cup that changed my life – and no, it wasn’t Starbucks. Hint: I was in Jamaica. Coffee lovers and connoisseurs know exactly how a cup of good coffee should taste and what truly makes a great cup of coffee. That lack of insight is the reason why some despise the taste of it. If I had a graphic for the “bitter beer” look, I would insert it here as bitterness is the result of a bad cup of coffee.

Three Brothers Bakery is my new jam. They have taken the art of coffee-making to new bounds and I’m happy to have access to what has resulted from their hard work and dedication to one of my favorite things.

Just a few months back, Three Brothers Bakery announced their new in-house coffee program. And they’re not just serving it. They are choosing the best (Kosher) coffee beans, roasting them in-house, grinding them in-house (using the Ferrari of grinders, a Mahlkonig), and even making their own syrups (ex. Vietnamese cinnamon, salted caramel, anise with cardamom vanilla and hazelnut; seasonal options will be available). Fresh and freshly ground coffee beans are the secret to a fantastic cup of coffee.

The program was masterminded by Three Brothers Bakery’s fifth generation baker and co-owner Bobby Jucker (left) and roast master and coffee saucier Jack Babin (right). Did I mention they attended Diedrich Roasting School to expand their knowledge so they would develop their own unique flavor profiles? I figured I would add that in just so you can see how serious they are about making a mean cup of Joe.

After equally enjoying the Pumpkin King and White Chocolate espressos, I fell for the Blood Orange Dark Chocolate hard – real hard. The espresso was very approachable and smooth, yet rich and the Ethiopian beans gave it a bittersweet note that was slightly fruity. Coffee perfection.

You can visit any of the three Houston-area locations (Braeswood, Memorial, Washington Ave) to enjoy their new coffee program. There will also be monthly specials and the coffee is fully customizable. You can only enjoy the Kosher coffee beverages in store at the Braeswood location, however, the other locations will offer the Kosher coffee beans for sale. This includes their coffee beans sourced from Guatemala, Ethiopia and Africa including their Ethiopia Mokamba (fruity with floral undertones), Bakers Brew (bold and buttery with hints of citrus and chocolate), and Dark City Roast (smoky combining hints of chocolate with undertones of Malabar black Tellicherry peppercorns).

Shanna "Urban Girl" Jones

Shanna is the co-founder and editor of Urban Swank. She focuses on food and travel.

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