Humble Coffee Company

Overall Rating: 7.650

Address: 4200 Lomas Blvd. NE, Ste C
Cross Street(s): Btwn Montclaire Dr. NE & Washington St. NE
City, State ZIP: Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone: 505.289.9909
Hours: M-F 6am-5pm; Sa-Su 7am-5pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar
Cafe Rating: 7.80
Barista: 7
Savvy: 8
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 9
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: UNIC
Coffee Rating: 7.50
Aroma: 8
Body: 6
Brightness: 8
Crema: 7
Flavor: 8
Taster's Correction: 0.5
Size: M
Primary Taste: Chocolate-like
Coffee Beans: Prosum Roasters
Cup Manufacturer: Glass
Price: $2.35
Last Update: 03/11/2016
First Reviewed: 03/11/2016
Notes: Coffee Sales; Coffee Accessory Sales; Outdoor Seating

Opening in August 2014, this independent coffee shop is a casual space located in the strip-mall avenues of NE ABQ. You can't miss it for the dayglow orange painted bring out front -- a space it shares with Baker Architecture + Design. Pull into any one of its five parking spots in the lot out front, and you'll notice a couple of café tables on the sidewalk out front. There are a few simple café tables inside for seating. There is also a turqoiuse-painted, weathered wood counter with a three-group UNIC Stella di Caffè machine for serving their espresso shots. No pour-overs, but they're also known for their bottled cold brew (as required in these parts). Which also makes an appearance on their wall of merchandising. They promote their heavy use of local food and drink producers (e.g., Rasband Dairies for milk, etc.), and they've ventured into burritos and pastries such as the notorious "pie tart" - a sort of less unnatural version of the Pop Tart. Their coffee - while private labeled as Honest Coffee - is roasted by Prosum Roasters in town. They also feature a guest roaster as an alternative, and on the visit it was Arizona's Cartel Coffee Lab. Pulling a shot of a three-bean Central American/Ethiopian blend with a darker roast on it, they served the shot a little hot with a modest body and multicolored crema that thinned out. The flavor was a bit weaker on first sip but strengthened with greater body more towards the bottom of the cup with chocolate, some caramel, some woodiness and a bit of cherry brightness for a darker roast espresso. Served in a quadrilateral cut wooden block with two holes for a sparkling water glass and the espresso shotglass.