Talking to Mat Wyble about coffee is like talking to a sculptor about types of stone, or listening to a rocket scientist discuss fuel-to-mass equations.
It’s equal parts art and science — Mat tends to land on the “fine art” side of the discussion — and the proof is in the product.
“There’s an untapped creativity in making coffee,” Mat told me last May, when he opened Mat’s Good Coffee inside CityArts Cooperative downtown. “Everybody is looking for something different in coffee. Even the best cafes can’t keep that flexible side — uniqueness comes with a price, and that’s the variables. It’s so variable, and you can change the flavor profiles in so many different ways.”