I had the pleasure yesterday being able to make another trip to a coffee shop near my in-law's home in Modesto, CA, the Serrano Social Club. I have spoken about it in a past blog and have been there a few times since and have not been disappointed yet by the coffee served to me.

Anyway, I noted in a previous blog that they have their regular roaster, Barefoot Roasters, which they serve and then have a rotating one. This past visit they serving up Insight Roaster. This make me pretty curious because I had yet to hear about Insight Roasters. To make the choice even easier their espresso machine was down so no friendo espresso for me.

So with my wife anxiously waiting, I just got a cup of drip coffee. Now I am talking about one of their hand poured ones, just your traditional auto-drip. Unforunately for me I know it was their El Salvadoe coffee. So it was with great surprise when no joke I had one of best cups of coffee I have had in a long while.

This El Savador was remarkably bright, but not over powering. A very nice balance in the cup of the sweet and acidity. My description does not give this cup justice, all I know is that the rest of day I had strong desire to sit here on Roaste and try to find an El Savador coffee to try.

This cup of coffee should not be a big surprise for me since Insight Roasters, was born out of Temple Coffee Roasters, both from Sacramento. Temple is a pretty well known coffee roasters in my area and have set a high bar for themselves. I would be interested to know if anyone else has any experience with Insight Coffee.

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Submitted by yeahyeah on
You beat me to it lol. I've been to their Sacramento cafe a few times now. I had two shots of their El Salvador on my first trip during their first week of operation. They were both good, a little bit bright for me, but still very nice shots. I went back last week and I was slightly let down. I had one shot and a cappuccino. They were pulling a Brazilian S.O. and it was fairly one-dimensional. Lots of smokey-ness and bittersweet chocolate but not enough sweetness to balance things out. I'm thinking that it was over-extracted as well. The milk in the cappa was steamed too hot and had that burnt milk funkiness. The drinks on my second trip were prepared by a new barista so I'm holding off on a full review until I can go back and catch them once things have stabilized a bit. With that said, I still enjoyed the cafe quite a bit and it has the potential to be one of the best roaster/cafes in the region.

Submitted by EricBNC on
<br>So many good El Salvador coffee beans this season - I have some from Klatch and some from Counter Culture and both are great.

You gotta give them a review and perhaps picking up a bag of coffee. Anyway I had mine via auto-drip, surprised tho that your coffee would be pulled bad as it was Temple's head of training that is part of Insight!

I am going to have to go check out what Klatch is offering right now, I am in the mood for a lighter coffee at the moment!

Submitted by jbviau on
That's the first I've heard re: Insight. About El Salvador, I'm a fan of their coffees. Maybe check out Klatch's Orange Bourbon? Loved it.

Already put in an order for it! Sounds like you liked it and I am looking forward to getting it!

Hm, El Salvador seem like a very nice origin of coffee. But I never try this origin before. Let us know which one on Roaste is good!

I got the orange burbon on the way from Klatch and cannot wait to see how it turns out!

Submitted by wakeknot on
for the insight. Sorry I just couldn't resist. I am jealous of all the good coffee shops you can get to near you!

Calfornia is pretty lucky in that sense that it seems like good shops are multipling like flies! Perhaps the invasion will keep spreading to your neck of the woods.

Insight Roasters - El Savador Finca Aconcagua

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I had the pleasure yesterday being able to make another trip to a coffee shop near my in-law's home in Modesto, CA, the Serrano Social Club. I have spoken about it in a past blog and have been there a few times since and have not been disappointed yet by the coffee served to me.

Anyway, I noted in a previous blog that they have their regular roaster, Barefoot Roasters, which they serve and then have a rotating one. This past visit they serving up Insight Roaster. This make me pretty curious because I had yet to hear about Insight Roasters. To make the choice even easier their espresso machine was down so no friendo espresso for me.

So with my wife anxiously waiting, I just got a cup of drip coffee. Now I am talking about one of their hand poured ones, just your traditional auto-drip. Unforunately for me I know it was their El Salvadoe coffee. So it was with great surprise when no joke I had one of best cups of coffee I have had in a long while.

This El Savador was remarkably bright, but not over powering. A very nice balance in the cup of the sweet and acidity. My description does not give this cup justice, all I know is that the rest of day I had strong desire to sit here on Roaste and try to find an El Savador coffee to try.

This cup of coffee should not be a big surprise for me since Insight Roasters, was born out of Temple Coffee Roasters, both from Sacramento. Temple is a pretty well known coffee roasters in my area and have set a high bar for themselves. I would be interested to know if anyone else has any experience with Insight Coffee.

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@wakenot

February 10, 2012 | by intrepid510

Calfornia is pretty lucky in that sense that it seems like good shops are multipling like flies! Perhaps the invasion will keep spreading to your neck of the woods.

thanks

January 31, 2012 | by wakeknot

for the insight. Sorry I just couldn't resist. I am jealous of all the good coffee shops you can get to near you!

@son ton

January 17, 2012 | by intrepid510

I got the orange burbon on the way from Klatch and cannot wait to see how it turns out!

hm. El Sal

January 17, 2012 | by sontondaman

Hm, El Salvador seem like a very nice origin of coffee. But I never try this origin before. Let us know which one on Roaste is good!

@jbviau

January 16, 2012 | by intrepid510

Already put in an order for it! Sounds like you liked it and I am looking forward to getting it!

Nice!

January 16, 2012 | by jbviau

That's the first I've heard re: Insight. About El Salvador, I'm a fan of their coffees. Maybe check out Klatch's Orange Bourbon? Loved it.

@Eric

January 15, 2012 | by intrepid510

I am going to have to go check out what Klatch is offering right now, I am in the mood for a lighter coffee at the moment!

@yeahyeah

January 15, 2012 | by intrepid510

You gotta give them a review and perhaps picking up a bag of coffee. Anyway I had mine via auto-drip, surprised tho that your coffee would be pulled bad as it was Temple's head of training that is part of Insight!

ES FTW

January 15, 2012 | by EricBNC


So many good El Salvador coffee beans this season - I have some from Klatch and some from Counter Culture and both are great.

You beat me

January 15, 2012 | by yeahyeah

You beat me to it lol. I've been to their Sacramento cafe a few times now. I had two shots of their El Salvador on my first trip during their first week of operation. They were both good, a little bit bright for me, but still very nice shots. I went back last week and I was slightly let down. I had one shot and a cappuccino. They were pulling a Brazilian S.O. and it was fairly one-dimensional. Lots of smokey-ness and bittersweet chocolate but not enough sweetness to balance things out. I'm thinking that it was over-extracted as well. The milk in the cappa was steamed too hot and had that burnt milk funkiness. The drinks on my second trip were prepared by a new barista so I'm holding off on a full review until I can go back and catch them once things have stabilized a bit. With that said, I still enjoyed the cafe quite a bit and it has the potential to be one of the best roaster/cafes in the region.

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