Coffee is part of the atmosphere in Highland Park, which is full of cafes, but Kumquat manages to stand out. Andres Jinhan “AJ” Kim and Scott Sohn have become known for scouring the world for beans. At last check, they carried bags from 14 roasters, including companies like Lilo Coffee from Osaka, Momos Coffee from Busan, Korea, and Edison Coffee from Flower Mound, Texas. A two-group Faema E61 espresso machine contributes to signature drinks like Cloudy (With a Chance of Peanuts), a latte topped with cacao nibs and honey peanut foam; and Tennessee, a latte seasoned with sorghum syrup and smoked sea salt. They also take matcha and hojicha seriously and offer Gary Nguyen’s crispy, detour-worthy breakfast burritos. Kumquat Coffee’s owners are expanding to Cypress Park and plan to add their own roasts to the mix.
How to order: Walk in or place an order online for coffee beans and other items to be shipped.