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post #76 of 110
I enjoy drinking the least socially responsible coffee. I make sure the cups are not not made from recycled soy husks and corn frawns, etc. It just tastes better somehow. I prefer Arabica. Cream, no sugar. Coffee = Life
post #77 of 110
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diesel is good too. there are a few others in cambridge/somerville
Bloc 11 (Union Square Somerville) Barismo (Arlington) Used to go to Simon's every day on my way to work and then Berklee. God I miss that place. Espresso Royale was hit or miss depending on the day/hipster. What's the name of the one across from Old Louis? I keep forgetting. It's very good. Poopoo-ing the coffee options in Boston is The place is crawling with them. Esp Cambridge/Somerville.
post #78 of 110
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going to be there in august

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kunk (or someone else bored in boston)- coffee tour of boston. 3-4 of the best rated places in the town. see what's up, i'm game (assuming i have the day off)
post #79 of 110
how do you guys drink like 10 cups a day? do you drink like 4 gallons of water to stay hydrated?
post #80 of 110
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I tried these two shops when I was in Boston last week, and they were good. Their espresso is in the lighter, sweeter Italian style, even though they pulled double ristretto shots. Is there a good place in town for a heavier, American-style espresso? --Andre
next trip to NY Andre, try Cafe Grumpy on 20th around 8th ave. I believe they have what you are looking for. Never thought of it as American-style espresso, not sure what that means. What I like at Grumpy or Gimme is the body of the shots. Almost syrup like consistency. Don't know how to replicate that at home.
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post
next trip to NY Andre, try Cafe Grumpy on 20th around 8th ave. I believe they have what you are looking for. Never thought of it as American-style espresso, not sure what that means.
What I like at Grumpy or Gimme is the body of the shots. Almost syrup like consistency. Don't know how to replicate that at home.

+1 on Grumpy. Very good coffee and a nice place to hang out.
post #82 of 110
Zibetto Bar on 56th and 6th is a good midtown workweek spot if you want to drink your espresso at an actual espresso bar. Ma Peche/Milk Bar on 56th Street serves Stumptown brewed coffee The Joyride Truck (http://www.joyridetrucks.com/) serves stumptown coffee and espresso and they know what they're doing. They park outside my office building on Thursdays and they've got a good selection of Stumptown beans for sale as well. They have a map/schedule of where they're parked everyday.
post #83 of 110
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
Yesterday, as I was waiting for two cups of Clever-brewed coffee for 6 minutes each at Gimme, I realize just how ridiculous this whole thing was. Everything, the completely normal coffee, the hipsters, the prices, the waste of time. Some days, you get revelations like this. For me, the revelation of the ridiculousness of snub coffee culture in NYC happened yesterday around 10:24 am ET.
+1. SF has turned me into a tea drinker as I just can't handle the bullshit coffee culture here. In NYC I would drink la Colombe, which seemed to keep the hipster down to a minimum, and the very small Bluebird at 1st and 2nd, but more and more often I would just go for deli coffee. lefty
post #84 of 110
Another for Grumpy. The Stumptown setup at the Ace Hotel is cool too, but not necessarily on the way from anywhere to anywhere else. This is an interesting story I heard a couple of years ago about Grumpy: The story goes that Howard Schultz, the founder of Starbucks, was walking past the Grumpy Café in Seattle, saw how busy it was, found out that the lines were due to Clover coffee - so he bought it. Why? As told to Wired Magazine, a strategist for the company says: "Frankly, we just don't want anyone else to have it." Read more: http://news.bitchbuzz.com/clover-cof...#ixzz1MchOK51E
post #85 of 110
Hey brother from another mutha. You just named my two favorite coffee places in the hood
post #86 of 110
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post
next trip to NY Andre, try Cafe Grumpy on 20th around 8th ave. I believe they have what you are looking for. Never thought of it as American-style espresso, not sure what that means.
What I like at Grumpy or Gimme is the body of the shots. Almost syrup like consistency. Don't know how to replicate that at home.

Thanks Chris. You just described my favorite kind of espresso, which is what my local coffee shop (which uses Verve beans) does. What do you think of Intelligentsia's espresso?

The reason described in Scott Rao's Professional Barista book (also an excellent book for the home barista) is that the American shot needs to be stronger to stand up to our supersized lattes.

--Andre
post #87 of 110
You all suck. Nothing but Starfucks and Shitty Donuts down here.
post #88 of 110
Zibetto on 56th & 6th, best espresso in nyc no question about it
post #89 of 110
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Hey brother from another mutha. You just named my two favorite coffee places in the hood

I like Gimme on Mott St. 9th Street Espresso is good as well. Everyman Espresso on 13th is decent, they serve Counter Culture coffee. The iced coffee is to die for at Blue Bottle in Williamsburg and I generally don't consider iced coffee even the same thing as coffee. It never serves the same vice.
post #90 of 110
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
Hey brother from another mutha. You just named my two favorite coffee places in the hood

The beans at la Colombe are pretty good and the attitude refreshing. The one by you in particular.

You have to see the throngs here gathered around Blue Bottle at the ferry building. Every time they serve an espresso the crowd reacts like those rubber aliens in Toy Story.


lefty
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