Beyond Cosmology

Besides doing research I have been lucky to do some outreach to the larger community. During my PhD I was a member of the PAGS (Physics and Astronomy Graduate Students) outreach group at JHU, where we went to schools in the greater Baltimore area and show cool science to young bright minds, with the hopes of turning them into future scientist. I have especially enjoyed visiting the Roots and Branches Elementary School, Pikesville High, and the SABES event at Coppin State University.

I enjoy playing squash, and above all, coffee. This is a list of some coffee places I have really liked in different cities, as well as a (completely arbitrary) rating from 1 to 5. I’m compiling this list for my own records, although anyone is free to use it.


East Coast

Artifact Coffee 4.5/5 -- Union Mill, Baltimore.

Spro Coffee 3.5/5 -- Hampden, Baltimore.

Stumptown Coffee 4.5/5 -- Washington Park, NYC.

Blue Bottle 4/5 -- Rockefeller Pl., NYC.

Pitango Gelato 4/5 -- Washington, DC.

Atwater's cafe 4/5 -- Belvedere, Baltimore.

Bird in Hand 4.5/5 -- Charles Village, Baltimore.

Peregrine espresso 3/5 -- Logan Circle, Washington DC.

Dolcezza 4/5 -- Dupont, Washington DC.

Ceremony Coffee Roasters 4/5 -- Mt. Vernon, Baltimore.

3 Bean coffee 4.5/5 -- Federal Hill, Baltimore.

Simon's coffeeshop 3.5/5 -- Cambridge, MA.

9 bar espresso 4/5 -- Somerville, MA.

Crema Cafe 3.5/5 -- Cambridge, MA.

Diesel Cafe 4/5 -- Somerville, MA.


Rest of America

Comet Coffee 4/5 -- Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Four Barrel 4.5/5 -- San Francisco, CA.

Ritual Coffee Roasters 4.5/5 -- San Francisco, CA.

Blue Bottle 4/5 -- San Francisco, CA.

PIQ 3.5/5 -- Berkeley, CA.

Redhawk coffee 4/5 – Pittsburgh, PA.

Arcade Coffee 4/5 -- Riverside, CA.



HanSo Café 4/5 -- Malasaña, Madrid.

Toma Café 4.5/5 -- Tribunal, Madrid.

Hidden Café 4.5/5 -- Les Corts, Barcelona. 

Satan's Coffee 3.5/5 -- Barrio Gótico, Barcelona.

Monkee Coffee 3/5 -- Tetuán, Madrid.

Urbano Specialty Coffee 4/5 -- Malasaña, Madrid.

Café Doctor Luisito 3/5 -- Canalejas, Santander.

El Oso y el Madroño 3.5/5 -- Barrio Salamanca, Madrid.

Waycup 3.5/5 -- Retiro, Madrid.