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Topic: Restaurant Presspot Coffee in NYC (6 msgs / 184 lines)
1) From: LInda Reese
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Good morning everyone, and FYI, I found some decent coffee in NYC, but =
no, it wasn't espresso.
Presspot coffee listed as the only non-espresso coffee option in a very =
large, very busy NYC restaurant? How is this possible? Curiosity got the =
best of me, so I crossed the "never order coffee in a restaurant" line =
and ordered a medium pot.  And, it was fairly decent! 
The setting, dinner at the French-ish Brasserie Les Halles, a choice due =
primarily to the FoodTV (in)fame of exec. chef, Anthony Bourdain, and =
yes, I knew he wasn't likely to be there! The food? some hits, some =
misses, reasonably priced for NYC, too beef focused for me - but =
offering presspot coffee on a grand scale. How so? through a local =
coffee roaster/supplier, Dallis Coffee in Queens, NY with a set-up =
linked (?) to Bodum.  For restaurant service the coffee is available =
freshly roasted, ground and vacuum packed into pre-measured portions =
(the waiter found an empty packet for me) specifically for presspot use. =
Apparently Bodum presspots are part of the deal. Not perfect, but much =
better than coffee sitting on a hot plate for who knows how long. There =
is a web site with descriptions of available coffees that include roast =
level (the espressos are not all super-dark), body and acidity. No green =
beans, only roasted, so no conflict with our host!  And thanks to Tom, =
we'd know better than to order several of the roasted coffees listed =
e.g. the Jamaica Blue Mountain; if Tom can't find any of note, no one =
else will either.
As an aside for all of you birdwatchers, part of the same long weekend =
in NYC included birdwatching in Central Park! Fabulous open views of a =
male blackburnian warbler and a male scarlet tanager.  However, to my =
surprise, the locals were far more interested in a pair of rose-breasted =
grosbeaks; perhaps the very same couple that arrives at my backyard =
birdfeeder (100 miles further north) every spring! Watching the =
grosbeaks and a male cardinal taking turns at the feeder while I sip the =
last of the Columbia CoE #12 -El Descanso. Life is good! Take care, =
Linda 

2) From: Brett Mason
Hey Linda - thanks for the great review - kind of makes us all want some NYC
PressPot....
Brett
On 6/4/07, LInda Reese  wrote:
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3) From: Roger Lebow
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When we're back visiting our son in NYC, we often have breakfast at 
Fairway Market (the upstairs restaurant) at 74th & Broadway, where they =
also serve coffee in a French press. It's OK.
Parenthetically, our standby breakfast favorite, also on the Upper West =
Side, is Nice Matin, where the café au lait is quite fine: a good 
packaged French brand of coffee (but since they go through a lot of 
coffee, freshness isn't an issue), a good automatic espresso machine 
(one of those $20K jobbies), and fresh whole milk. (Fortunately, having =
a good espresso machine myself, it's not hard to do just as well at 
home; but it's good to be able to have first-rate coffee on the road.)
Roger
Sierra Madre, California
On Jun 4, 2007, at 6:03 AM, LInda Reese wrote:
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When we're back visiting our son in NYC, we often have breakfast at
Fairway Market (the upstairs restaurant) at 74th & Broadway, where
they also serve coffee in a French press. It's OK. 
Parenthetically, our standby breakfast favorite, also on the Upper
West Side, is Nice Matin, where the café au lait is quite fine: a good
packaged French brand of coffee (but since they go through a lot of
coffee, freshness isn't an issue), a good automatic espresso machine
(one of those $20K jobbies), and fresh whole milk. (Fortunately,
having a good espresso machine myself, it's not hard to do just as
well at home; but it's good to be able to have first-rate coffee on
the road.)
Roger 
Sierra Madre, California
On Jun 4, 2007, at 6:03 AM, LInda Reese wrote:
ArialGood morning
everyone, and FYI, I found some decent coffee in NYC, but no, it
wasn't espresso.
ArialPresspot coffee listed as the
only non-espresso coffee option in a very large, very busy NYC
restaurant? How is this possible? Curiosity got the best of me, so I
crossed the "never order coffee in a restaurant" line and ordered a
medium pot.  And, it was fairly =
decent! =
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4) From: Branden Byers
The upscale steakhouse I work at in Iowa City serves press pot coffee
roasted by Alterra. It's decent stuff when it's fresh but I can't get
management to stop ordering too many 5lb bags at a time. The other
issue is overextraction considering there is no use of timers. But at
least there's relatively good coffee available for me to drink on
those late nights waiting tables...
Branden
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5) From: Brett Mason
Which restaurant?  Debbie and I could come down - or you could come up!
It's half an hour....
Brett
On 6/5/07, Branden Byers  wrote:
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6) From: Robert Pearce
The restaurant in the Hyatt at the Dallas airport serves pressed coffee...


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