Magpie Coffee Roasters
Not just a roasting house, but a simple, crafty take, on your average cup of joe. I am not a coffee buff, but I hate going to Starbucks knowing that I am overlooking some great coffee houses right here in Reno! Magpie Coffee made their way into my world through a friend that posted a picture of their coffee stand within the Nevada Discovery Museum on Center Street. She raved about their coffee, and I fell in love with the look, the name, and now I am in love with their coffee!
In the back of my mind, I thought it would be a stretch to ask for a black and white mocha; due to their quality of coffee, and not their options for masking the flavor—but I couldn’t resist. They told me “no”, and advised that they don’t carry white chocolate. I opted for a Mocha instead and I’m really glad I did! I processed my order through their iPad, and watched as the owner carefully made my mocha with his seasoned touch. From the perfect temperature and sweetness, to the elegant “foam art” on the top, everything about this mocha was perfection!
Ideally, my daily cup of joe is a nice dark brew, with 3 tablespoons of Sugar in the Raw, and enough Almond Joy coffee creamer to make it a nice “coffee ice cream” color. I know, I know, it’s a little disgusting to the normal coffee drinker, but it tastes great, and gives the best of both worlds—a sugar rush, and a caffeine kick! However, after my experience at Magpie, they might have turned me on to the actual flavor of coffee.
Their roast didn’t lack flavor in the slightest! It had the perfect amount of flavor, but wasn’t overwhelmingly intense. It was aromatic, had body, and yet finished nicely without leaving that dryness on your tongue. Magpie’s roast, design, and staff relinquish a great sense of comfort; just not their atmosphere. Don’t walk into the children’s museum expecting to read the Wall Street Journal, but definitely keep them in mind when craving a quality cup of coffee!
They are located on 491 S. Center St (just walk in the Museum and look right), and are open from 8am-2pm Tuesday-Friday, and 9am-3pm on Saturdays. Follow them on Twitter @magpieroasters, like them on Facebook, or visit their website www.magpieroasters.com. Enjoy the quality coffee, and tell them I sent you!