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Topic: The Real Thing, used to be +courthouse coffee (3 msgs / 56 lines)
1) From: Colin Dimacali
This talk about "The Real Thing" is making me curious. I got a cheap "15
bar" espresso machine for around $40 a few weeks ago (didn' I say it's
cheap?) and makes good milk drinks. I tried making espresso and although th=
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thick liquid has tons of flavor, it was quite bitter. So I'm wondering if
I'm just not used to espresso or skill and equipment related. So I'm lookin=
g
for a good place in Fremont, Newark, Union City (Bay Area) to educate my
palate and find out what this Real Thing is all about. Any suggestions?
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Colin
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2) From: Colin Dimacali
Fremont is that bad huh? Not one good espresso place in the three cities?
 Geesh, I should start looking for a new area to live in!
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Colin
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3) From: Brent - SC/TO Roasting
Colin,
It's not that Fremont's bad (I like Fremont), it's that good coffee
places are hard to come by.
I've heard a lot of good stuff about Barefoot Coffee in Santa Clara. 
They roast on site daily, they're very customer friendly, they have
monthly get togethers on roasting and on espresso techniques.  A
websearch should turn up all the info.  That's the only one I know of
close to your area with a good rep.
I've also heard good stuff about Bluebottle Coffee in Oakland, which
would be the next closest.  I think they're on Telegraph.
Hope that's helpful.
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Brent
Roasting in an SC/TO
Espressing myself in a LaPavoni
(and drip/moka/presspots)
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