Best Precious Coffee
Published: September 22, 2010
851 W. 36th St., (410) 243-1262; 320 York Road, Towson, (410) 296-0023; sprocoffee.com
Remember when dining trends felt like they took their time finally winding their way through Baltimore? Not anymore: No sooner are you glossy-magazine reading about artisinal microroasters in New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Vancouver servicing cafés that specialize in individually prepared handmade coffees than Jay Caragay opens his Spro “progressive American coffee” house in Hampden this March. Yes, that cup of coffee is going to take a few minutes to brew. Yes, your coffee may be brewed in some kind of laboratory-like contraption. Yes, that Santa Barbara Estate from Brazil will set you back $9. Now just sit back, relax, and enjoy the exquisite taste of caffeinated heaven made explicitly for you.