Lets talk about COFFEE

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  1. CDHagg

    CDHagg Senior member

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    Sounds like the coffee scene in NYC is pretty good. There's really only one good coffee shop (that I know of) here in Houston - Catelina on Washington Ave., just west of the CBD. They roast their own coffee, and some of the expensive single-origin beans that they offer are simply spectacular when I buy the beans and pull the shot myself at home. The shots pulled at the coffee shop have the potential to be better than anything I can make at home, since they have better equipment, but it's usually hit-and-miss. Lately, it's been more miss than hit.

    If there are any Houstonians following this thread, are there any other places besides Catelina where I can get a good shot?
     


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    tangtang New Member

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    but I can't detect any unless they're talking about burnt flowers. Very low acid, with an almost ashy mouthfeel.
     


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    tangtang New Member

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    I've been getting BB beans from their main roastery for years. They originally sold out of a small garage down the block from my office. Might be a location thing as my beans are not dark at all.
     


  4. CDHagg

    CDHagg Senior member

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    Could I get some recommendations for coffee shops in NYC? Looking for some really good espresso (bonus points for a great atmosphere, great food, etc,).
     


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    alexg Senior member

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    Stumptown. It's in the Ace Hotel, and if you want you can order it while sitting in the lobby which has food from the restaurant there. Not a traditional coffeeshop environment, but not a bad place to sit for a while relaxing or doing work if you don't mind noise.
     


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    The third wave joints basically. Joe the art of coffee (all locations) everyman espresso, abraco, ninth street espresso, blue bottle, grumpy, gimme coffee...
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I am not sure if it is sad or not, but I can determine where a lot of those are just by the surfaces that they appear on. I feel Variety in Williamsburg currently is preparing the best espresso. I go there almost daily and I am pretty good friends with the whole staff. I am there so much I have even appeared in people's yelp reviews of the place. Apparently I am a fixture.
     
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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    I'm totally going there now so I can flick popcorn into Booth's hair.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Just don't get any butter on my suit and I will be fine with it.
     


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    lefty Senior member

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    What the hell is a third wave coffee joint?

    Need recommendation for new beans. I have been drinking Guatemalan for a while as I like the low acidity and softness of the coffee. Use a press mostly and a chemex occasionally.

    lefty
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I would recommend African beans. They are always my favorite. Ethiopia has some great ones as well as Kenya.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Specifics? I have access to all the bullshitty coffee wankers in SF: BB, 4B, RR.

    lefty
     


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