The owner of Blacksmith Coffee is the same as Greenway Coffee and Tea and a small group of other restaurant owners. They use the same beans roasted by David Buehrer but serve more than good coffee.
They do serve one of the better cups of coffee in Houston. The hardware is close to the top and actually quite varied, but not the super exotics. My latte art was good for a cortado. Of course I had a shot of espresso too for purity of taste.
Beyond that, they actually have a very good selection of food besides the typical scone and muffin one gets.
The service is excellent, and the place just at a central spot one can chill. The staff was ever so helpful for all my coffee and equipment questions. They were even super knowledgeable on the local food scene.
This is a definite place to go in Houston