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Hepcat

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Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses Wed, 10/17/12 11:57 AM (permalink)
Jet Fuel on Parliament Street in Toronto!
 
http://jetfuelcoffee.com/
 
A very counter culture establishment for the young hipster!
 

 

 
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    wanderingjew

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    Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses Fri, 03/8/13 7:19 PM (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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      Michael Hoffman

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      Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses Fri, 03/8/13 8:21 PM (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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        wanderingjew

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        Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses Fri, 03/8/13 8:38 PM (permalink)
        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...
        <message edited by wanderingjew on Fri, 03/8/13 8:41 PM>
         
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          wanderingjew

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          Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses Sun, 03/10/13 11:52 AM (permalink)
          Bumped thread- to really annoy the hell out of those  who don't "get" good quality coffee 
           
          also
          Added: 
           
          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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            Michael Hoffman

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            Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses Sun, 03/10/13 12:11 PM (permalink)
            wanderingjew


            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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              bartl

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              Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses Mon, 03/11/13 11:07 AM (permalink)
              wanderingjew

              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.
               
              Bart
               
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                ann peeples

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                Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses Mon, 03/11/13 11:44 AM (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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                  Sonny Funzio

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                  Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses Mon, 04/29/13 1:09 PM (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. 
                  <message edited by Sonny Funzio on Tue, 04/30/13 5:18 PM>
                   
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                    brisketboy

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                    Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses Mon, 04/29/13 2:00 PM (permalink)
                    WJ
                    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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                      Route 11

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                      Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses Tue, 04/30/13 12:21 PM (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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                        Scorereader

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                        Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses Tue, 04/30/13 1:58 PM (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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                          kland01s

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                          Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses Tue, 04/30/13 2:21 PM (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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                            Davydd

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                            Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses Tue, 04/30/13 5:01 PM (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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                              brisketboy

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                              Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses Wed, 05/1/13 8:21 AM (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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                                wanderingjew

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                                Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses Wed, 05/1/13 8:49 AM (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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                                  scrumptiouschef

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                                  Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses Wed, 05/1/13 11:24 AM (permalink)
                                  The Coffee Houses Of The Faubourg Marigny Neighborhood In New Orleans
                                   
                                  http://chowpapi.com/wordp...orhood-in-new-orleans/
                                   
                                  #47
                                    kaszeta

                                    Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses Wed, 05/1/13 1:24 PM (permalink)
                                    Davydd

                                    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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                                      Davydd

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                                      Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses Wed, 05/1/13 2:44 PM (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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                                        mr chips

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                                        Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses Wed, 05/8/13 8:21 AM (permalink)
                                        The Bipartisan Cafe in Portland is a favorite. Good pie, political posters as decoration. Can't be beat.
                                         
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                                          wanderingjew

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                                          Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses Thu, 08/22/13 8:11 AM (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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                                            wanderingjew

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                                            Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses Thu, 08/22/13 8:26 AM (permalink)
                                            mr chips


                                            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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                                              Foodbme

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                                              Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses Fri, 08/23/13 12:14 AM (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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                                                wanderingjew

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                                                Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses Sun, 08/25/13 8:05 PM (permalink)
                                                added:
                                                 
                                                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
                                                 
                                                -
                                                added several more under "addendum" as well.
                                                 
                                                 
                                                 
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                                                  Twinwillow

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                                                  Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses Sun, 08/25/13 9:13 PM (permalink)
                                                  brisketboy


                                                  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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                                                    1bbqboy

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                                                    Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses Sun, 08/25/13 11:45 PM (permalink)
                                                    Foodbme


                                                    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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                                                      Ken E

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                                                      Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses Tue, 09/3/13 9:23 AM (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.
                                                       
                                                      Ken
                                                       
                                                      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.
                                                      <message edited by Ken E on Tue, 09/3/13 9:42 AM>
                                                       
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                                                        wanderingjew

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                                                        Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses Tue, 09/3/13 9:39 AM (permalink)
                                                        Ken E


                                                        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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                                                          wanderingjew

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                                                          Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses Tue, 09/3/13 9:41 PM (permalink)
                                                          added:
                                                          Hot Chocolate Sparrow- Orleans MA 
                                                           
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                                                            Ken E

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                                                            Re:My Favorite Coffee Houses Wed, 09/4/13 10:50 PM (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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