Beyond Cosmology

I enjoy doing astrophysics 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 showed cool science to young bright minds. As a postdoc I was a speaker at Astronomy on Tap, and collaborated with Science for the Public, a local Boston non-profit, in one of their episodes.

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, so YMMV.

 

East Coast

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

Dolcezza 4/5 -- Dupont, DC.

Pitango Gelato 4/5 -- DC/Baltimore*.

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

Spro Coffee 3.5/5 -- Hampden, Baltimore.

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

Bird in Hand 3.5/5 -- Charles Village, Baltimore.

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

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

Vigilante Coffee 4/5 -- College Park, MD.

Stumptown 4/5 -- NY*.

La Colombe 4/5 -- NY*.

Caffe Vita 4/5 --  Manhattan, NY.

Red Eye Coffee 4/5 -- Manhattan, NY.

Now or Never 4/5 -- Manhattan, NY.

787 Coffee 4.5/5 -- Manhattan, NY.

East One Coffee 3.5/5 -- Manhattan, NY.

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

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

Diesel Cafe 4/5 -- Somerville, MA.

Crema Cafe 3.5/5 -- Cambridge, MA. (Moved as Revival).

Revival Cafe 3.5/5 -- Somerville, MA.

Longfellows 4.5/5 -- Cambridge, MA. (Replaced by Pepita).

Pepita Coffee (Lamplighter) 4/5 -- Cambridge, MA.

Broadsheet 4.5/5 -- Cambridge, MA.

Cicada Coffee bar 4.5/5 -- Cambridge, MA.

1369 Coffee House 2.5/5 -- Cambridge, MA.

Pavement 2.5/5 -- Boston, MA*.

Bluestone Lane 4/5 -- MA/NY*

Ogawa Coffee 4/5 -- Boston, MA.

Jaho Coffee 4/5 -- Salem, MA.

Small Point 3.5/5 -- Providence, RI.

Blue State Coffee 3/5 -- Providence, RI.

 

Rest of America

 

Webster's Bookstore 3.5/5 -- State College, PA.

Redhawk coffee 4/5 – Pitt, PA.

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

Intelligentsia 4/5 -- Chicago, IL* (+MA/NY now!)

Catalyst Coffee 4/5 -- St. Louis, MO.

Four Barrel 4.5/5 -- SF, CA.

Ritual Coffee Roasters 4.5/5 -- SF, CA.

PIQ 3.5/5 -- Berkeley, CA. (closed too).

Arcade Coffee 4/5 -- Riverside, CA.

Blue Bottle 4/5 -- Oakland, CA*.


Spain

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.

 

* Multi-city chain, moderate variability from one location to another.