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Topic: Ann Arbor MI Coffee Shops (8 msgs / 133 lines)
1) From: RZettle
I am going to be in Ann Arbor MI this weekend.
Are there any good Coffee shops that should stop at while I am there?
 
Thanks,
 
Russ
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2) From: Bryan Wray
Actually the only shops that I think are worth mentioning are in and around Ann Arbor!  You can (depending on the barista, the coffee is always good) get some good shots at Zingerman's (www.zingermans.com) in Ann Arbor.  I used to also always recommend Cafe Zola, but I now see that Jim Saborio (an avid CG'er) is no longer there, so I would have to ask him first.  However, where he moved to is the place that I go to once a month(ish- it's been like 3 months since I've been there) just for kicks (2-3 hour drive for me).  The Ugly Mug in Ypsilanti is simply outstanding.  Best shop in Michigan period.  They roast in shop (don't know what on) and their baristi are outstanding.  All of them.  They are on the Clover map http://cloverequipment.com/find_a_clover.aspx)and here is a google map of where they are.  At first when I went in I was a little taken back by the fact that the people behind the bar all looked about 18 (and I'm only 20 BTW) ... and then they pulled me a shot
 and it was fine.  Come to find out their head barista is actually a kid about my age (Zak).  They truely know their stuff and if you mention SMs or CG or HB I'm sure you will get a little extra attention.  If you check out just one place make it the Ugly Mug.  www.uglymugcafe.com
I don't know if it's anything you would want to do or not but I would be love to meet up with you on Friday, early Saturday, or Sunday over at the Ugly mug.  It's been way too long since I have been over there.  Let me know.
-Bry
 
Bryan Wray
NaDean's Coffee Place
Kalamazoo, MI
"It is my hope that people realize that coffee is more than just a caffeine delivery service, it can be a culinary art"- Chris Owens of Cafe Grumpy in NYC.
       
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3) From: Bryan Wray
wow... my bad... I just fell victim to automatically typing "the list" in the 'to' line.  Sorry guys, disregard!!!
-Bry
 
Bryan Wray
NaDean's Coffee Place
Kalamazoo, MI
"It is my hope that people realize that coffee is more than just a caffeine delivery service, it can be a culinary art"- Chris Owens of Cafe Grumpy in NYC.
       
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4) From: Barbara Wilson
I've heard that the Ugly Mug is the only place around with good coffee, but I haven't been there yet. Zingerman's and Morgan and York are the only places in town that I have had really good coffee. Morgan and York is not that reliable, depends on who's working that day and they will serve their coffee past it's prime, well, so does Zingerman's. I'm interested in meeting at the Ugly Mug if that works out. 
Barbara

5) From: Mike Chester
Bryan,
If you would like to make this a bit of a local get together, I can go down 
to Ypsi on Friday or Saturday and meet you guys there. That is if you don't 
mind meeting up with someone old enough to be your father.  (Technically I 
am barely old enough to be your grandfather, but let's not go there ;>}) 
Friday is slightly better for me, but I imagine Saturday would be better for 
most.  Maybe some others could also join us.
Mike Chester

6) From: Bryan Wray
Friday is actually better for me too... I don't work on Fridays and Saturdays, but Saturday is a friends 21st birthday and... well... you know... ;0)
-Bry
 
Bryan Wray
NaDean's Coffee Place
Kalamazoo, MI
"It is my hope that people realize that coffee is more than just a caffeine delivery service, it can be a culinary art"- Chris Owens of Cafe Grumpy in NYC.
       
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7) From: Bryan Wray
Anyone else want to join in on this?  I am willing to drive people from the Kalamazoo (I-94) area if you could help chip $5-$10 for gas or something... buy me a pound of beans... a shirt... haha, whatever...
-bry
 
Bryan Wray
NaDean's Coffee Place
Kalamazoo, MI
"It is my hope that people realize that coffee is more than just a caffeine delivery service, it can be a culinary art"- Chris Owens of Cafe Grumpy in NYC.
       
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8) From: Mike Chester
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What time?
Mike


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