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Topic: OT:NYC coffee (18 msgs / 620 lines)
1) From: Julie H Tieszen
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A few months ago I had asked the question about where to get good coffee =
in Manhattan. Several people responded offlist with wonderful lists of =
places to go. I've never had good espresso so I want to know what I'm =
missing. And I want it made by "someone who cares". Not by a teenager =
with a push button machine.
Unfortuanately my computer crashed and I lost all my emails. I'm getting =
ready to go to NYC again in a few weeks and need those lists again. The =
only place I remember was 9th St Coffee or something like that. =
Anyone.....please help. You can repsond offlist or not.
Many thanks....
Julie

2) From: Leo Zick
new place opened on 20th and broadway.  cafe grumpy, they have a website..
havent tried it yet. will walk down there soon enough!
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3) From: Lynne Biziewski
Love the name. Which is just what I am before I drink my morning brew.
Went to their website - they mention the Misty Valley (and another brew,
that costs $9 a cup, when they have it!!)
Well, $9 cups of coffee aside, it looks like a very promising establishment.
Lynne
(who only has a multitude of Dunkin' Donuts in her backyard, and a
breakfast/lunch counter at a very old pharmacy around the corner...)
On 5/1/07, Leo Zick  wrote:
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muses."
Amy Tan

4) From: Laura Micucci
9th street espressohttp://ninthstreetespresso.com/. I am not an espresso
expert but I did walk there and I liked the espresso.  I also had a very
good Americana and they gave me a really cool pin with a coffee cup on it
for free.
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Laura Micucci
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5) From: Leo Zick
the price one pays for a fancy clover machine..
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6) From: Mike Koenig
I can definitely recommend Cafe Grumpy.  They are on 20th street between 7th
and 8th ave (a short walk from a few different subway lines).  They also
have a location in Brooklyn.
I was just there two weeks ago, and tried the espresso.  The barista took
his time preparing the shot, giving the machine a short backflush before the
shot.  He whacked the doser continuously while grinding, so the grinds ended
up directly in the basket, and thoroughly whacked the doser again when he
was done to remove any residue.  He dumped the first one in the sink after
smelling it. The second one was quite good.  Sweet and fruity.  I asked if
their blend contained ethiopians, and he replies "yes, why, can you taste
the fruit?", so they definitely know a little about coffee.  I had some
errands to do, otherwise I would have had a few more.  The aftertaste lasted
at least an hour though.
Non espresso coffee (I'm deftly avoiding the terminology of brewing methods
debate here) is done in Clover machines.  I didn't try any, so I can comment
on the effect of expensive brewing equipment.
--mike
Everyone else there was getting milk drinks, and everything got latte art on
it.
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7) From: Mike Koenig
I can definitely recommend Cafe Grumpy.  They are on 20th street between 7th
and 8th ave (a short walk from a few different subway lines).  They also
have a location in Brooklyn.
I was just there two weeks ago, and tried the espresso.  The barista took
his time preparing the shot, giving the machine a short backflush before the
shot.  He whacked the doser continuously while grinding, so the grinds ended
up directly in the basket, and thoroughly whacked the doser again when he
was done to remove any residue.  He dumped the first one in the sink after
smelling it. The second one was quite good.  Sweet and fruity.  I asked if
their blend contained ethiopians, and he replies "yes, why, can you taste
the fruit?", so they definitely know a little about coffee.  I had some
errands to do, otherwise I would have had a few more.  The aftertaste lasted
at least an hour though.
Non espresso coffee (I'm deftly avoiding the terminology of brewing methods
debate here) is done in Clover machines.  I didn't try any, so I can comment
on the effect of expensive brewing equipment.
--mike
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8) From: Lynne Biziewski
They mentioned French Presses in their website.
Lynne
On 5/1/07, Mike Koenig  wrote:
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"Who knows where inspiration comes from. Perhaps it arises from desperation.
Perhaps it comes from the flukes of the universe, the kindness of the
muses."
Amy Tan

9) From: Mike Koenig
oops,  I mean't I CAN'T comment on the clovers...too much caffeine, typing
too fast.
--mike
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10) From: Angelo
Sicaffe, on east side of Lexington Ave., between 70th and 71st.
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11) From: john nanavati
I'm in Jersey and don't get into the city very often. but if I ever do, this
is the list of shops that I've been meaning to check out:
- Sicaffe on Lexington Ave, between 70th & 71st...The beans are
fresh-roasted in the store..and the baristi are proud of their skills
- Gimme Coffee in Williamsburg
- Ninth Street Coffee in the east village
- 9th Street Espresso
John Nanavati, DHI, CIT
Plainfield, New Jersey

12) From: Paula Golladay
I am in Northern VA which by the way is not considered the south from  
a true southerners eyes, how do I know I married a southerner.  I  
grew up in NJ West New York but that was eons ago.
Believe it or not in the metro DC area there are not many really good  
coffee shops.  Starbucks just spit and you will arrive at one.  Can  
you say UGH!!!  I love roasting my own and having it fresh each day.   
When I have to drink coffee on the run I try to get the best bang for  
my buck, but it is really hard.
Hope you get the to city to try out your spots.  If you do let me  
know I would be curious what the city has to offer these days.  I  
have not been north in more than 12 years.
Paula
Falls Church VA
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13) From: Floyd Lozano
... and he looked around furtively and said 'i was told nobody would miss
them!' and ran out the back door!
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14) From: Lynne Biziewski
Spew Alert!!
ROTFL...
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15) From: Sandy Andina
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Paula,
	Have you been to Murky Coffee in Arlington and in DC (Adams-Morgan,  
IIRC)? They use freshly roasted beans from Cary, NC's Counter Culture  
Coffee and their baristi pour impeccable shots and drinks (owner Nick  
Cho is part of the "Third Wave Coffee" movement).  There's also  
Jammin' Java in Vienna, VA (great music there too).  College Perk in  
College Park, MD has a ways to go before they can pull a decent  
Americano, but their other drinks aren't bad.
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Sandy Andina
www.sandyandina.com
www.myspace.com/sandyandina
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Paula,	Have you =
been to Murky Coffee in Arlington and in DC (Adams-Morgan, IIRC)? They =
use freshly roasted beans from Cary, NC's Counter Culture Coffee and =
their baristi pour impeccable shots and drinks (owner Nick Cho is part =
of the "Third Wave Coffee" movement).  There's also Jammin' Java in =
Vienna, VA (great music there too).  College Perk in College Park, MD =
has a ways to go before they can pull a decent Americano, but their =
other drinks aren't bad.
On May 2, 2007, at 7:29 PM, Paula =
Golladay wrote:
I am in Northern VA which by the = way is not considered the south from a true southerners eyes, how do I = know I married a southerner.  = I grew up in NJ West New York but that was eons ago. Believe = it or not in the metro DC area there are not many really good coffee = shops.  Starbucks just = spit and you will arrive at one.  = Can you say UGH!!!  = I love roasting my own and having it fresh each day.  When I have to drink coffee = on the run I try to get the best bang for my buck, but it is really = hard. Hope you get the to city to try out your spots.  If you do let me know I would = be curious what the city has to offer these days.  I have not been north in more = than 12 years. PaulaFalls Church = VAOn May 2, 2007, at 7:13 PM, john nanavati = wrote: = I'm in Jersey and don't get = into the city very often. but if I ever do, this is the list of shops = that I've been meaning to check out: - Sicaffe on Lexington Ave, = between 70th & 71st...The beans are fresh-roasted in the store..and = the baristi are proud of their skills- Gimme = Coffee in Williamsburg- Ninth Street Coffee in = the east village- 9th Street Espresso John Nanavati, DHI, = CITPlainfield, New Jersey = homeroast mailing listhttp://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroastTo change your personal list settings (digest = options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to http://=sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings = Sandy = Andinawww.sandyandina.comwww.myspace.com/sandyandina=

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16) From: Paula Golladay
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John
I have tried Murky Coffee and you are right they are pretty good, the  
name of that shop has changed so many times and owners too that it is  
hard to keep up which one was good and which was bad.  Not been to  
Jammin Java as of yet.  Silly me.  Guess I am a homebody that likes  
to roast, grind, and brew her own.  I need a new hobby that gets me  
out of the house, but it must include coffee somewhere along the line.
Paula
On May 3, 2007, at 1:17 AM, Sandy Andina wrote:
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John
I have tried Murky Coffee = and you are right they are pretty good, the name of that shop has = changed so many times and owners too that it is hard to keep up which = one was good and which was bad.  Not been to Jammin Java as of yet.  = Silly me.  Guess I am a homebody that likes to roast, grind, and brew = her own.  I need a new hobby that gets me out of the house, but it = must include coffee somewhere along the line.
Paula On May = 3, 2007, at 1:17 AM, Sandy Andina wrote:
Paula, Have you been to Murky Coffee in = Arlington and in DC (Adams-Morgan, IIRC)? They use freshly roasted beans = from Cary, NC's Counter Culture Coffee and their baristi pour impeccable = shots and drinks (owner Nick Cho is part of the "Third Wave Coffee" = movement).  There's also Jammin' Java in Vienna, VA (great music there = too).  College Perk in College Park, MD has a ways to go before they = can pull a decent Americano, but their other drinks aren't = bad. On May 2, 2007, at 7:29 PM, Paula Golladay = wrote:
I am in Northern VA which by the = way is not considered the south from a true southerners eyes, how do I = know I married a southerner.  = I grew up in NJ West New York but that was eons ago. Believe = it or not in the metro DC area there are not many really good coffee = shops.  Starbucks just = spit and you will arrive at one.  = Can you say UGH!!!  = I love roasting my own and having it fresh each day.  When I have to drink coffee = on the run I try to get the best bang for my buck, but it is really = hard. Hope you get the to city to try out your spots.  If you do let me know I would = be curious what the city has to offer these days.  I have not been north in more = than 12 years. PaulaFalls Church = VAOn May 2, 2007, at 7:13 PM, john nanavati = wrote: = I'm in Jersey and don't get = into the city very often. but if I ever do, this is the list of shops = that I've been meaning to check out: - Sicaffe on Lexington Ave, = between 70th & 71st...The beans are fresh-roasted in the store..and = the baristi are proud of their skills- Gimme = Coffee in Williamsburg- Ninth Street Coffee in = the east village- 9th Street Espresso John Nanavati, DHI, = CITPlainfield, New Jersey = homeroast mailing listhttp://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroastTo change your personal list settings (digest = options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to http://=sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings = Sandy = Andinawww.sandyandina.comwww.myspace.com/sandyandina=

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17) From: Paula Golladay
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Sorry
I should have addressed this to Sandy my boo-boo.
Paula
On May 3, 2007, at 8:06 PM, Paula Golladay wrote:
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Sorry I should have =
addressed this to Sandy my boo-boo.
Paula On May = 3, 2007, at 8:06 PM, Paula Golladay wrote:
JohnI have tried Murky Coffee = and you are right they are pretty good, the name of that shop has = changed so many times and owners too that it is hard to keep up which = one was good and which was bad.  Not been to Jammin Java as of yet.  = Silly me.  Guess I am a homebody that likes to roast, grind, and brew = her own.  I need a new hobby that gets me out of the house, but it = must include coffee somewhere along the line.
Paula On May = 3, 2007, at 1:17 AM, Sandy Andina wrote:
Paula, Have you been to Murky Coffee in = Arlington and in DC (Adams-Morgan, IIRC)? They use freshly roasted beans = from Cary, NC's Counter Culture Coffee and their baristi pour impeccable = shots and drinks (owner Nick Cho is part of the "Third Wave Coffee" = movement).  There's also Jammin' Java in Vienna, VA (great music there = too).  College Perk in College Park, MD has a ways to go before they = can pull a decent Americano, but their other drinks aren't = bad. On May 2, 2007, at 7:29 PM, Paula Golladay = wrote:
I am in Northern VA which by the = way is not considered the south from a true southerners eyes, how do I = know I married a southerner.  = I grew up in NJ West New York but that was eons ago. Believe = it or not in the metro DC area there are not many really good coffee = shops.  Starbucks just = spit and you will arrive at one.  = Can you say UGH!!!  = I love roasting my own and having it fresh each day.  When I have to drink coffee = on the run I try to get the best bang for my buck, but it is really = hard. Hope you get the to city to try out your spots.  If you do let me know I would = be curious what the city has to offer these days.  I have not been north in more = than 12 years. PaulaFalls Church = VAOn May 2, 2007, at 7:13 PM, john nanavati = wrote: = I'm in Jersey and don't get = into the city very often. but if I ever do, this is the list of shops = that I've been meaning to check out: - Sicaffe on Lexington Ave, = between 70th & 71st...The beans are fresh-roasted in the store..and = the baristi are proud of their skills- Gimme = Coffee in Williamsburg- Ninth Street Coffee in = the east village- 9th Street Espresso John Nanavati, DHI, = CITPlainfield, New Jersey = homeroast mailing listhttp://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroastTo change your personal list settings (digest = options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to http://=sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings = Sandy = Andinawww.sandyandina.comwww.myspace.com/sandyandina=

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18) From: john nanavati
'S okay. i'll take the credit. ; - )
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