CoffeeGuru - Indie Coffeehouses
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••Gizmodo app of the day•• ••Featured in Mashable.com & USA Today••
OVER 7,200 INDEPENDENT COFFEEHOUSES THROUGHOUT THE US, CANADA, UK & IRELAND AT YOUR FINGERTIPS. SEARCH BEFORE YOU TRAVEL!
Forget big chains, want to find the best indie coffeehouses nearby or 1000 miles away? Want to know where the locals go? Who roasts their own beans or brews Fair or Direct Trade? CoffeeGuru, is the ultimate go-to coffee app., celebrating the "Third-Wave" specialty coffee movement.
Each time you open CoffeeGuru it updates with any new user submissions, closures and reviews.
Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: Search Screen instructions are under "info's" "key" tab.
•• "How your iPhone can help you find the best coffee" - usatoday.com
•• "Our favorite coffee apps for coffee making and drinking" - Mashable.com
•• "(CoffeeGuru) is an obvious labor of coffee love as opposed to a mere directory, with plenty of details even the haughtiest of coffee snobs will appreciate." - FoodRepublic.com
•• "If you're the type that shuns (national coffee chains) in favor of independent coffee houses, CoffeeGuru will quickly become your go-to-app." Complex.com
•• One of the "Top 5 coffee apps for iPhone" -A table in the corner of the cafe online.
•• "App is slick! Well done."- Chilmark Coffee Company
-Data is updated in real time. User reviews, new & closed coffeehouses are updated each time you open CoffeeGuru. No need to wait for a new version release!
-Search over 7,200 independent coffeehouses within the US, Canada, UK, and Ireland and find those that roast their own beans or use Fair or Direct Trade Roasters
-Search before you go! Search anywhereby Name, City, Zip/Postal Code, or State/Province
-Get info about the 74 Direct Trade roasters featured in CoffeeGuru
-Learn about the differences between Fair & Direct Trade in the info section
-Filter your search for the nearest coffeehouses featuring Direct Trade beans
-Browse reviews by fellow users to find the best locations
-Review coffeehouses & post for everyone to see
-Submit your favorite coffeehouse for inclusion or report one that's closed
-Earn Badges for reviews and submissions
-Check in with friends
-Save your favorites
-Use the Coffee Flavor Wheel in the info section for your own cuppings
-Use our brew guide for the perfect cup at home
-Share your favorite coffeehouses on Facebook & Twitter
What's New in Version 2.1
-Added an option to choose between miles and kilometers
-Added instructions "Navigating The Search Screen" in the info section (under "Key")
-A few minor bugs found and squashed.
Needs UI Update
This app helps find local Third Wave coffee shops, however the info provided about those shops is minimal. I end up looking first at Coffee Guru to find some shops, then head over to Yelp to look up review and pictures. If there was a way to dump Coffee Guru's rating system (which almost no one uses), pictures, and reviews altogether, in favor of a link to Yelp, that would actually improve the app a ton. The user interface also isn't HD.
I like the app, but there simply aren't enough users of it for the review system to be effective, so a switch to integrating other services (Yelp or Foursquare) would improve the usability.
Better than ever
As a frequent traveler, I really love the fact that this app now covers Canada and the UK. I'm flying to Toronto in a few weeks and have already done some coffeehouse research without leaving home! I can't wait to see how CoffeeGuru works in England. This is obviously a labor of love for the developer… there are so many coffeehouses in the app! One suggestion, I'd love to be able to post photographs for other users to see.
Awesome, awesome, awesome
What a great, user-friendly app! This app excels at finding the local coffee house popular with the surrounding neighborhoods. These local places almost invariably use fresher beans--many times locally roasted--than larger, chain coffee shops, which results in an amazing taste difference in your beverage of choice. This is easily one of my favorite apps!
- Category: Food & Drink
- Updated: Mar 05, 2013
- Version: 2.1
- Size: 3.0 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Gregory Cohen
- © 2012, Guruapps
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.