Sweet beans

El Apiario, Identity Coffees

I’ve never been a fan of bitter—in people or in coffee—so I don’t enjoy that flavor trend in a lot of cafes these days. Rounded flavor profiles are more my thing. Insight Coffee Roasters co-founder Lucky Rodrigues opened Identity Coffees in March, and he’s got a mellower coffee called El Apiario ($10 for 8 ounces). It comes from a small farm in Guatemala that he used to pass by and now helps support. The farmers have bees on the site, so maybe their honey-making helps develop the “clean, balanced and very sweet” roast. 1420 28th Street, www.identitycoffees.com.