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I bought beans from Churchill's for a while and that actually drove me
to buying bagged beans from Sam's; until, of course, I discovered SM's.
The roasts were inconsistent, often stale and, as you remarked, mostly
roast beyond identification. Kaldi's is alright, but at this point I've
become pretty hard to please.
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Justin
Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2007 8:34 AM
Subject: [SPAM tagged by PCNET] Re: +Good Espresso Near Joplin,
Larry, I think Crooked Tree would be easy for me to try since I will be
staying in St. Charles anyway, I'll drop by some morning just for grins
(well, hopefully I'll be grinning).
I have heard mixed reviews from friends about Kaldi's in Springfield.
The most knowledgeable of them said it is inconsistent at best, but when
the choice is that or charbucks, I think it is worth a try.
I have heard of a roaster in Springfield called Churchill's coffee. I
know from seeing the beans my friend bought there, that they burn the
crap out of most of their beans, but they do offer some lighter roasts
(light for them though is probably FC+). Anyway, I think they have a
couple coffee houses there. I might check them out. Springfield is an
easy drive from here. I might regret it, but at least I would be able to
speak from experience.
On 7/9/07, Larry Dorman wrote:
I usually hit Kaldi's while in Springfield. It's decent most of
time, but probably not reliably excellent.
I have been very happy with a place in St. Charles called
Coffee House (http://www.crookedtreecoffee.com/ ). It's just off of
I-70 before you cross the big bridge.
If you ever find yourself going through Manhattan, KS I can find
name of an excellent coffee house there... the name escapes me
but it was excellent and I could find it again.
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