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Topic: Espresso in NYC - an out of town perspective (3 msgs / 79 lines)
1) From: Demian Ebert
We were visiting my aunt in NYC last weekend. After the NY Times article I
figured it'd be fun to find the shops mentioned and see how the stacked up.
My aunt was game, so we hopped on the subway Saturday afternoon
and again Sunday morning. The end resut?  It was a toss up for the best
espresso from Gimme Coffee in Williamsburg and Ninth Street Coffee in the
east village.  Both produced excellent espresso. Different blends, different
machines and therefore different results. I thought the GC 'spro was a bit
richer than the 9th street. But the 9th street was no slouch. Both were
ristretto's, the GC a double and the 9th st a tripple (that's all they
pulled). The third spot was Oslo also in Williamsburg. Not quite as good as
the other two places, but I don't think the barrista was paying too much
attention (they were a person short so he was doing two jobs). Those folks
with us tasting cappuccino's decided that GC made the better capp. I think
this was mostly because of a smaller cup and resulting higher ratio of
coffee to steamed milk. I'd highly recommed either Gimme Coffee or Ninth
Street. Both did an excellent job. There were more seats at Ninth Street.
FWIW, I ordered a capp after dinner at an Italian rest. sunday night and got
what tasted like a cup of warm milk. Blech. I should have known better.
Demian

2) From: Woody DeCasere
Gimme coffee does a nice Job, they also have a shop in western New York
thats also excellent.
On 10/10/06, Demian Ebert  wrote:
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3) From: Leo Zick
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isnt it in central NY?  syracuse i think?  
From: Woody DeCasere [mailto:decasere] 
Sent: Wednesday, October 11, 2006 12:15 AM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +Espresso in NYC - an out of town perspective
Gimme coffee does a nice Job, they also have a shop in western New York
thats also excellent.
On 10/10/06, Demian Ebert <  
coffehound> wrote: 
We were visiting my aunt in NYC last weekend. After the NY Times article I
figured it'd be fun to find the shops mentioned and see how the stacked up.
My aunt was game, so we hopped on the subway Saturday afternoon and again
Sunday morning. The end resut?  It was a toss up for the best espresso from
Gimme Coffee in Williamsburg and Ninth Street Coffee in the east village.
Both produced excellent espresso. Different blends, different machines and
therefore different results. I thought the GC 'spro was a bit richer than
the 9th street. But the 9th street was no slouch. Both were ristretto's, the
GC a double and the 9th st a tripple (that's all they pulled). The third
spot was Oslo also in Williamsburg. Not quite as good as the other two
places, but I don't think the barrista was paying too much attention (they
were a person short so he was doing two jobs). Those folks with us tasting
cappuccino's decided that GC made the better capp. I think this was mostly
because of a smaller cup and resulting higher ratio of coffee to steamed
milk. I'd highly recommed either Gimme Coffee or Ninth Street. Both did an
excellent job. There were more seats at Ninth Street. 
 
FWIW, I ordered a capp after dinner at an Italian rest. sunday night and got
what tasted like a cup of warm milk. Blech. I should have known better.
Demian
-- 
"And we'd better not risk another frontal assault, that rabbit's dynamite!!"
www.onthisjourney.typepad.com   


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