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Date: 11 Apr 2007 14:47:14
From: shane
Subject: Coffee in Charleston SC?
Does anyone have any recommendations for espresso in Charleston SC?
I did a search on past postings and did not find anything very
positive mentioned.
I am going to travel there next month and I am wondering if I will be
able to find anything besides a Starbucks.
Or should I just enjoy the she-crab soup and not try and find good
coffee.

Shane





 
Date: 26 May 2007 17:17:52
From:
Subject: Re: Coffee in Charleston SC?
On May 24, 9:02 am, shane <shane.ol...@juno.com > wrote:
> I guess I left out the important details :) It tasted good, though it
> was not on the sweet side, I was amazed by the complexity in the cup
> that I don't usually find when I order espresso. Does a bottomless
> portafilter change the mouth feel of the crema? Not running through
> spouts.>From what I understand the shope used African coffee in their house
>
> blends, hence the name Kudu Coffee. I forgot to ask what their
> espresso blend was.
>
> Shane
>
> On May 24, 12:27 am, "Ed Needham" <e...@NOSPAMhomeroaster.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> > and...? It tasted...? I was...?
>
> > "shane" <shane.ol...@juno.com> wrote in message
>
> >news:1179929906.835857.105320@q75g2000hsh.googlegroups.com...
>
> > >I just got back from Charleston, I did not manage to find either of
> > > the places mentioned.
> > > My sister took me to a place called Kudu coffee, it is a block or two
> > > down the street from Marion Square.
> > > They had a LaMarzocco LineA and an Astoria lever machine. When I
> > > ordered an espresso, it was made on the linea with a bottomless
> > > portafilter and served in a italian sized espresso cup. My mother and
> > > sister left the store and started walking down the street, so I ended
> > > up gulping my espresso quickly.
>
> > > Shane- Hide quoted text -
>
> > - Show quoted text -- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

Sorry, wish I saw this earlier. But to those interested there is a
great place called Muddy Waters I frequent regularly. Excellent place.
Employees are very nice and skilled.



 
Date: 24 May 2007 06:02:51
From: shane
Subject: Re: Coffee in Charleston SC?
I guess I left out the important details :) It tasted good, though it
was not on the sweet side, I was amazed by the complexity in the cup
that I don't usually find when I order espresso. Does a bottomless
portafilter change the mouth feel of the crema? Not running through
spouts.
>From what I understand the shope used African coffee in their house
blends, hence the name Kudu Coffee. I forgot to ask what their
espresso blend was.

Shane


On May 24, 12:27 am, "Ed Needham" <e...@NOSPAMhomeroaster.com > wrote:
> and...? It tasted...? I was...?
>
> "shane" <shane.ol...@juno.com> wrote in message
>
> news:1179929906.835857.105320@q75g2000hsh.googlegroups.com...
>
>
>
> >I just got back from Charleston, I did not manage to find either of
> > the places mentioned.
> > My sister took me to a place called Kudu coffee, it is a block or two
> > down the street from Marion Square.
> > They had a LaMarzocco LineA and an Astoria lever machine. When I
> > ordered an espresso, it was made on the linea with a bottomless
> > portafilter and served in a italian sized espresso cup. My mother and
> > sister left the store and started walking down the street, so I ended
> > up gulping my espresso quickly.
>
> > Shane- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -




 
Date: 23 May 2007 07:18:26
From: shane
Subject: Re: Coffee in Charleston SC?
I just got back from Charleston, I did not manage to find either of
the places mentioned.
My sister took me to a place called Kudu coffee, it is a block or two
down the street from Marion Square.
They had a LaMarzocco LineA and an Astoria lever machine. When I
ordered an espresso, it was made on the linea with a bottomless
portafilter and served in a italian sized espresso cup. My mother and
sister left the store and started walking down the street, so I ended
up gulping my espresso quickly.

Shane


On May 11, 9:00 am, shane <shane.ol...@juno.com > wrote:
> I am leaving forCharlestonin a few days. The trip should be a fun
> time
>
> 6 oz espresso? The various regional differences in coffee
> preperation is interesing. How does this sort of thing usually
> occur? Finding reasons for differences in cultures goes way beyond
> coffee.
>
> Shane
>
> On Apr 12, 9:29 am, jggall01 <jggal...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> > On 11 Apr 2007 14:47:14 -0700, "shane" <shane.ol...@juno.com> wrote:
>
> > >Does anyone have any recommendations for espresso inCharlestonSC?
> > >I did a search on past postings and did not find anything very
> > >positive mentioned.
> > >I am going to travel there next month and I am wondering if I will be
> > >able to find anything besides a Starbucks.
> > >Or should I just enjoy the she-crab soup and not try and find good
> > >coffee.
>
> > >Shane
>
> > Sorry for the sketchy answer.
>
> > There is a place on the west side of Meeting Street, on the block
> > between Market and Hassell, immediately across the street from the
> > Indigo Inn (my favorite hotel inCharleston).
>
> > They are located just north of Hyman's Seafood. I don't recall the
> > name, but they were very friendly and served me a few nice espresso's
> > last time I was there.
>
> > Jim- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -




  
Date: 24 May 2007 01:27:07
From: Ed Needham
Subject: Re: Coffee in Charleston SC?
and...? It tasted...? I was...?

"shane" <shane.olson@juno.com > wrote in message
news:1179929906.835857.105320@q75g2000hsh.googlegroups.com...
>I just got back from Charleston, I did not manage to find either of
> the places mentioned.
> My sister took me to a place called Kudu coffee, it is a block or two
> down the street from Marion Square.
> They had a LaMarzocco LineA and an Astoria lever machine. When I
> ordered an espresso, it was made on the linea with a bottomless
> portafilter and served in a italian sized espresso cup. My mother and
> sister left the store and started walking down the street, so I ended
> up gulping my espresso quickly.
>
> Shane




 
Date: 11 May 2007 07:00:38
From: shane
Subject: Re: Coffee in Charleston SC?
I am leaving for Charleston in a few days. The trip should be a fun
time

6 oz espresso? The various regional differences in coffee
preperation is interesing. How does this sort of thing usually
occur? Finding reasons for differences in cultures goes way beyond
coffee.

Shane


On Apr 12, 9:29 am, jggall01 <jggal...@yahoo.com > wrote:
> On 11 Apr 2007 14:47:14 -0700, "shane" <shane.ol...@juno.com> wrote:
>
> >Does anyone have any recommendations for espresso inCharlestonSC?
> >I did a search on past postings and did not find anything very
> >positive mentioned.
> >I am going to travel there next month and I am wondering if I will be
> >able to find anything besides a Starbucks.
> >Or should I just enjoy the she-crab soup and not try and find good
> >coffee.
>
> >Shane
>
> Sorry for the sketchy answer.
>
> There is a place on the west side of Meeting Street, on the block
> between Market and Hassell, immediately across the street from the
> Indigo Inn (my favorite hotel inCharleston).
>
> They are located just north of Hyman's Seafood. I don't recall the
> name, but they were very friendly and served me a few nice espresso's
> last time I was there.
>
> Jim




 
Date: 12 Apr 2007 10:29:18
From: jggall01
Subject: Re: Coffee in Charleston SC?
On 11 Apr 2007 14:47:14 -0700, "shane" <shane.olson@juno.com > wrote:

>Does anyone have any recommendations for espresso in Charleston SC?
>I did a search on past postings and did not find anything very
>positive mentioned.
>I am going to travel there next month and I am wondering if I will be
>able to find anything besides a Starbucks.
>Or should I just enjoy the she-crab soup and not try and find good
>coffee.
>
>Shane

Sorry for the sketchy answer.

There is a place on the west side of Meeting Street, on the block
between Market and Hassell, immediately across the street from the
Indigo Inn (my favorite hotel in Charleston).

They are located just north of Hyman's Seafood. I don't recall the
name, but they were very friendly and served me a few nice espresso's
last time I was there.

Jim


 
Date: 12 Apr 2007 02:07:50
From: Ed Needham
Subject: Re: Coffee in Charleston SC?
It's been several years since I've been to Charleston, but the last time I
went, I did a day long 'survey' of the coffee places there. Sadly, most of
the espresso was dreck. They have a citywide culture of pulling weak, 6
ounce shots and calling it espresso. When I challenged a few barkeeps about
what a real espresso was, they said everyone here prefers them that way.
There's an interesting shop down by the university - 'Clara's Coffee' or
'Clara's Cafe'. The shop has a reputation of having a really grumpy old guy
who is full of attitude and will argue, insult or boot you out of his shop
at will. I found him to be interesting and even got him to pose for a
picture. Check it out. Locals say that you're cheated if he doesn't act
out a bit when you're there.
The best espresso was from a big glitzy place music store downtown with a
cafe. It was called 'Cafe 2K', and 'Port City Java' The guys behind the
counter were accommodating and one said he had a commercial machine at home
for pulling shots. He did shots the Charleston way or if you ask, the right
way. But you have to ask for a 2 oz double or you get the 6 oz version. He
took a lot of pride in pulling a great shot.
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"shane" <shane.olson@juno.com > wrote in message
news:1176328034.411955.29490@y80g2000hsf.googlegroups.com...
> Does anyone have any recommendations for espresso in Charleston SC?
> I did a search on past postings and did not find anything very
> positive mentioned.
> I am going to travel there next month and I am wondering if I will be
> able to find anything besides a Starbucks.
> Or should I just enjoy the she-crab soup and not try and find good
> coffee.
>
> Shane
>