||[Nov. 19th, 2007|06:07 am]
Austin Coffee Houses
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.