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Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses 2012/10/17 11:57:30 (permalink)
Jet Fuel on Parliament Street in Toronto!
 
http://jetfuelcoffee.com/
 
A very counter culture establishment for the young hipster!
 

 

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Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses 2013/03/08 19:19:38 (permalink)
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Day Break Coffee Roasters- Glastonbury CT

Drowsy Poet Coffee Company- Pensacola FL
 
Java Vino- Atlanta GA
 
Smelly Cat Coffee House- Charlotte NC
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Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses 2013/03/08 20:21:56 (permalink)
I get by quite well with Waffle House, McDonald's and, oh, I guess any place where you can buy a cup of coffee.
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Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses 2013/03/08 20:38:30 (permalink)
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I get by quite well with Waffle House, McDonald's and, oh, I guess any place where you can buy a cup of coffee.

 
Yeah, if I went there, I could get by on hot water  coffee too...
 
 Michael, ironically   the way you feel about traditional coffee houses (yeah, the "trend" is now a quarter of a century old)  is the same way I now  feel about "third wave" or "pourover" coffee....it's a totally different realm...
post edited by wanderingjew - 2013/03/08 20:41:14
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Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses 2013/03/10 11:52:02 (permalink)
Bumped thread- to really annoy the hell out of those  who don't "get" good quality coffee 
 
also
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Cool Beans International- Oradell NJ
 
Also added an addendum for coffee houses that don't quite make the best of list.
Again- these are alternatives to the dreaded, horrific Mc$tarbuck$
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Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses 2013/03/10 12:11:04 (permalink)
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Michael Hoffman

I get by quite well with Waffle House, McDonald's and, oh, I guess any place where you can buy a cup of coffee.


Yeah, if I went there, I could get by on hot water  coffee too...

Michael, ironically   the way you feel about traditional coffee houses (yeah, the "trend" is now a quarter of a century old)  is the same way I now  feel about "third wave" or "pourover" coffee....it's a totally different realm...

I had to look up third wave and pourover. And now that I have I am lost.
 
Of course, me being lost is pretty much standard.
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Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses 2013/03/11 11:07:45 (permalink)
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Cool Beans International- Oradell NJ

Ah. I've recently started doing theater reviews next door at the Little Firehouse Theater; I'll have to give them a try after the show.
 
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Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses 2013/03/11 11:44:51 (permalink)
I am not a coffee person; a good cup of Folgers with milk( gasp!) I was recently trained in the Starbucks in our Target, and simply said no way...I have no interest.While I caught on very well.....have no interest in " I want Blonde roast with chai, blah, blah, blah...". But good for you that do!However, when tired-my co workers give me a shot of espresso, THAT I can do.
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Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses 2013/04/29 13:09:50 (permalink)
Though it's been a while since I've been there, the Espresso Royale on Main st in Ann Arbor.

 
There also used to be another coffee house around the block on Maynard street I think, the name escapes me right now, but they made something called a "French-Vietnamese" which was brewed with coffee, chicory, and had condensed milk in it.  Wonderful.  Haven't seen it anywhere else. 
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Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses 2013/04/29 14:00:48 (permalink)
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A quick update on Ruta Maya, apparantly they closed for a time but have now reopened on south First street. Also they're selling Ruta Maya coffee at Costco.
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Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses 2013/04/30 12:21:39 (permalink)
If you ever swing through Charlottesville, Shenandoah Joe is the hot spot here.
 
But my favorite is Trager Bros. to our south in Nelson County. They grind, brew and serve in a gorrgous location.
 
I've not been to Fido in Nashville but its mothership Bongo Java was a favorite when I was at Belmont U. The first "fancy coffee" I ever had.
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Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses 2013/04/30 13:58:12 (permalink)
IF favorite was measred by volume, I'd say a toss up between Dunkin Doughnuts and 7-11. But, I prefer Starbucks, as I enjoy the bitter and ultra-caffeine of their dark roasts. But, when I've been out West, I really enjoy Peets, especially the one in Freemont neighborhood of Seattle. Sadly, no Peets Coffee houses in this area. Although, I hear the Caribou's are being rebranded as Peets, since Peets purchased Caribou. And, I like Caribou - it's like Starbucks without the Starbuck culture of ordering coffee in lingo.
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Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses 2013/04/30 14:21:55 (permalink)
We had two nearby Caribous. One just outright closed and the otheer will be rebranded as Peet's. Apparently in no hurry, they have said the rebranding may take a year. The closing of the one was kind of a surprise, it was in a very good visible location and easily accessible to a very busy road, it was always busy.
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Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses 2013/04/30 17:01:22 (permalink)
Peet's is a west coast company and Caribou started in Minneapolis. Peet's didn't buy Caribou. A German company bought both Peet's and Caribou. They evidently decided Peet's had a better brand name. Caribou always emitted a northwoods cabin atmosphere that probably doesn't relate well nationwide but did relate well in its root start in Minnesota. The Washington DC Caribous will be rebranded to Peet's. The Twin Cities Caribous will stay Caribou. They are also closing several non-performing or for various other reasons shops nationwide. There are over 80 Caribous in the Twin Cities and most all will stay open.
 
I didn't realize until just recently or I just didn't think it significant but I started taking my daily coffee break at the first Caribou in 1992 and did so for several years.
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Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses 2013/05/01 08:21:18 (permalink)
I enjoy Tully's also. Finally saw some K-cups at Randall's, other than that only had Tully's at Sea-Tac.
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Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses 2013/05/01 08:49:37 (permalink)
I just returned from an extended weekend trip to Seattle.
I went to 8 different coffee houses including the regional chain Tully's.
I will be adding to my list when I find some time..


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Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses 2013/05/01 11:24:47 (permalink)
The Coffee Houses Of The Faubourg Marigny Neighborhood In New Orleans
 
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Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses 2013/05/01 13:24:33 (permalink)
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I didn't realize until just recently or I just didn't think it significant but I started taking my daily coffee break at the first Caribou in 1992 and did so for several years.

Was the first one the one on France down the road from Convention Grill?  I used to go to that one a lot from 1995 to 1997.  After that, I was mostly a Dunn Bros guy (I practically lived in the 6th and University Dunn Bros in 1998 and 1999, since my phone, and later my airport router, reached there from my apartment)
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Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses 2013/05/01 14:44:06 (permalink)
I thought the first Caribou was in the Gaviidae Center downtown Minneapolis. If not the first, it was the first downtown the year they started up.
 
Dunn Bros. is still viable in the Twin Cities. Most are franchised independent operations but the one signature thing they do is roast on premises. We have a nice Dunn Bros. in Excelsior, MN with a live music venue.
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Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses 2013/05/08 08:21:13 (permalink)
The Bipartisan Cafe in Portland is a favorite. Good pie, political posters as decoration. Can't be beat.
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Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses 2013/08/22 08:11:42 (permalink)
An update on some of the coffee houses listed
 
Aurora Coffee in Atlanta closed their Virginia Highlands location, however their Little Five Points Location is still open.
 
Common Grounds in Denver closed their original location and reopened at their roasting facility in a different neighborhood a short distance away. Their Lo Do location is still open.
 
I'll be updating the list shortly
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Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses 2013/08/22 08:26:29 (permalink)
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The Bipartisan Cafe in Portland is a favorite. Good pie, political posters as decoration. Can't be beat.


Mr. Chips

I looked at their menu and started to get nervous when they only offer a 16 oz as a large and then offer an in house "mug" (which I'll venture to guess is either 8 or 10 oz) with 50 cent refills (and I'm going to guess it only applies to one refill afterwhich they charge full price again)
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Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses 2013/08/23 00:14:18 (permalink)
I'm not a coffee expert by any means but I had a cup of Dutch Brothers last weekend and it was very good. But at $4 bucks a pop, it should be!
http://www.dutchbros.com/
Someone has recently bought the master franchise for the Phoenix area and these little drive thru's are popping up all over the Valley!
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Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses 2013/08/25 20:05:52 (permalink)
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St James Espresso- Kirkland WA
 
Zoka Coffee- Kirkland WA
 
Cafe Rococco - Kirkland WA
 
Pasion Del Cielo- Coral Gables FL
 
Michael Thomas Coffee Roasters- Albuquerque NM
 
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added several more under "addendum" as well.
 
 
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Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses 2013/08/25 21:13:12 (permalink)
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For a chain I find that the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf places serve a decent cup of coffee.

 
I second that.
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Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses 2013/08/25 23:45:40 (permalink)
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I'm not a coffee expert by any means but I had a cup of Dutch Brothers last weekend and it was very good. But at $4 bucks a pop, it should be!
http://www.dutchbros.com/
Someone has recently bought the master franchise for the Phoenix area and these little drive thru's are popping up all over the Valley!

Those boys are from up rogue valley way. Didn't know their empire was expanding that far. They support a lot of good causes. Real brothers and Dutch too. :)
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Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses 2013/09/03 09:23:33 (permalink)
If you're ever back in Charlotte, make sure you try Not Just Coffee at the 7th Street Public Market.  My 2nd choice in Charlotte would be Central Coffee Co. Smelly Cat is good, but the other 2 are at another level.
 
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p.s. After reading all the comments, it looks like you may not enjoy Not Just Coffee, which is a third wave pourover shop.  They make a mean Americano, though.  Central Coffee is not third wave.
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Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses 2013/09/03 09:39:20 (permalink)
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If you're ever back in Charlotte, make sure you try Not Just Coffee at the 7th Street Public Market.  My 2nd choice in Charlotte would be Central Coffee Co. Smelly Cat is good, but the other 2 are at another level.

Ken

I checked info on "Not just Coffee"
My lists do not  include "pourover" - too expensive and too pretentious for my taste- as I usually ingest about 40 oz of coffee in the morning
Central coffee does offer drip- so that's on my list the next time I'm in Charlotte
 
On an aside I was relieved upon my last visit to Seattle that many of the coffee houses that previously changed to pourover or were only offering pourover are now offering drip as well( I guess they were losing too many customers like me who are "over 40")
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Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses 2013/09/03 21:41:18 (permalink)
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Hot Chocolate Sparrow- Orleans MA 
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Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses 2013/09/04 22:50:55 (permalink)
Yeah, I saw that after the fact.  My first instinct is to go for quality.  To each his own, I guess.  Anyway, if I drank 40 oz of coffee in a single morning, I'm pretty sure my heart would stop.  
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