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The naming of coffee shops is a difficult matter, [May. 15th, 2009|04:12 pm]
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spottylogic
It isn't just one of your holiday games!

I'm working with a startup nonprofit that's (planning to be) based in a downtown coffee shop, and I desperately need an unbaised opinion of the name we're working with.

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new Coffeehouse on E. MLK [Apr. 22nd, 2009|12:10 pm]
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m4dd4wg
Aloha All,
I was driving home from the My Bloody Valentine show last night, and I noticed a new coffeeshop on MLK between Chicon and Chestnut. The name escapes me, but I wondered if anyone knows anything about it.
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Once Over Coffee Bar [Mar. 25th, 2009|01:02 pm]
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marframil
[mood |awakeawake]

I know that Austin will likely never come close to the coffee shops of Seattle, or so I've been told.  I've never been to Seattle, yet we're in love with our coffee shops.  Just here on South 1st, I'm amazed & happy that yet another coffee shop has opened.  I thought wow, this is crazy when Cafe Caffeine opened on Mary Street because we already had Bouldin & the Green Muse.  Yet, Cafe Caffeine is still here & going strong, Fair Bean Coffee came not long after & now Once Over has opened.  It's basically across the street from Fair Bean.  Well, I'm in LOVE!  I finally came by Once Over this morning.  Nice owners: husband & wife and it just adds to the whole local love of business.  I have not tried anything else but the basic coffee.  Yet, I do give them thumbs up on the coffee.  The environment is nice, clean and quiet.  It's not too sterile though, so you'll love some of the furniture.  Not sure if they have free wi-fi, but I would assume so, but don't quote me on this by any means. ;)

Once Over Coffee is @ 2009 S 1st (this must be their year.)
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No Decaf After 12pm!!! [Jan. 27th, 2009|08:07 pm]
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marframil
You know the economy is bad when........

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Coffee Chain Plans To Save $400 Million By September

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Hey Coffee Drinkers [Jan. 15th, 2009|12:20 pm]
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marframil
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090115/hl_afp/swedenfinlandhealthcoffeealzheimersresearch_20090115154721
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This cracks me up [Jul. 21st, 2008|03:27 pm]
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marframil
S.O.S doesn't mean Save Our Springs...It's Save Our Starbucks! :D

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/07/19/save-our-starbucks-campai_n_113748.html
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(no subject) [Mar. 24th, 2008|02:07 pm]
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nationelectric
Hey, I just want to point out that Sodade Coffee House is now open at 12001 Burnet (right where Burnet intersects Mopac, by Yoga Yoga, Mangia, and Tacodeli.) The coffee seems decent, it's open till 10pm (which is significant for a local coffee shop that far north) and it also has some yerba mate drinks. It's run by a Brazilian guy who seems nice enough, and I hear that he's open to suggestions. Check it out if you're up there -- it could be a nice addition to North Austin.
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O where o where... [Mar. 3rd, 2008|03:29 pm]
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vampirehobo
I am searching for decently made hot chai. I've tried it at spiderhouse, kenneys coffe co [wells branch], and also JP's java. All seemed watered down and insufficent.

Any suggestions?
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(no subject) [Nov. 19th, 2007|06:07 am]
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nationelectric
Hey, I just wanted to take a second to thank folks for their advice on finding quality espresso, and to share my findings (well, my opinions.)

JP's Java is really good. And it has convenient hours, and I dig the atmosphere.

Caffe Medici, on the other hand, is frickin' incredible. This is what I was looking for. The double espresso I had there was rich and creamy, almost a syrup. It was apparently a really good pull, but still, awesome. And my g/f, who normally isn't very big on espresso beverages in general, was won over by their double cappuccino. And I look forward to trying their "regular" coffee, which is french press, which I love.

Fun fact: according to one of the baristas at Medici, the owner of Medici (Michael) got his start at JP's Java, and the owner of JP's gave him a lot of support in starting Medici... so I guess it's not so surprising that they should come up in the same breath.

I have not yet had the chance to infiltrate Motive or build up my army of nekkid elven barista ladies (platoon maybe, but hardly an army) but I'll keep you apprised.
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(no subject) [Nov. 12th, 2007|02:31 pm]
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nationelectric
Where do you go around town for really good espresso? I don't mean for a specialty drink, or atmosphere, or wifi or anything else other than a place that pulls a really, really high quality shot of espresso. (Okay, it might also be cool if they can also make a really good cappuccino, but that's secondary.)

Nor does it have to be a coffee house, per se -- restaurants, hotels, whatever, all are fine.
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