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Date: 06 May 2007 17:46:27
From:
Subject: Good Coffee Beans in Austin?
I'm an espresso machine newbie and had a few questions:

- To make drinks like Americanos, Lattes, and Mochas - what kind of
beans are ideal? When I go to the store I see some beans labeled
"espresso roast" (i.e. Starbucks) and other beans that just say
"coffee" etc. Is there a difference?

- Does anyone know where to get the best beans in Austin? I see that
Whole Foods gets in the Allegro brand and they are labeled with the
roast dates. I prefer more chocolate flavor so I was wondering what
beans would be good. (Whole Foods in Austin doesn't have the
Intelligentsia brand, but the guy told me he was looking to try to get
them here too.) Also, Scooters coffee shop sells beans - does anyone
have any recommendations from that shop?

Thanks for your help!





 
Date: 07 May 2007 07:14:02
From:
Subject: Re: Good Coffee Beans in Austin?
also, JP's Java on Speedway near Dean Keaton sells beans from Zoka.
They are usually pretty fresh.




 
Date: 07 May 2007 08:10:33
From:
Subject: Re: Good Coffee Beans in Austin?

If you're looking for a north Austin alternative, you could stop by
Genuine Joe's on Anderson Lane, just east of Burnet. They use beans
from Kiva Roasters (a Hill Country company). The beans usually arrive
at the shop late Thursday nights.

If you want to really learn about coffee, try visiting Texas Coffee
Traders, on 4th Street, on the east side of I35, about 1 mile from
downtown. They're a mid-sized wholesale roasting outfit that sells
beans to the public. Ask for RC, the owner.


On 6 May 2007 17:46:27 -0700, talenn@gmail.com wrote:

>I'm an espresso machine newbie and had a few questions:
>
>- To make drinks like Americanos, Lattes, and Mochas - what kind of
>beans are ideal? When I go to the store I see some beans labeled
>"espresso roast" (i.e. Starbucks) and other beans that just say
>"coffee" etc. Is there a difference?
>
>- Does anyone know where to get the best beans in Austin? I see that
>Whole Foods gets in the Allegro brand and they are labeled with the
>roast dates. I prefer more chocolate flavor so I was wondering what
>beans would be good. (Whole Foods in Austin doesn't have the
>Intelligentsia brand, but the guy told me he was looking to try to get
>them here too.) Also, Scooters coffee shop sells beans - does anyone
>have any recommendations from that shop?
>
>Thanks for your help!


  
Date: 12 May 2007 04:45:54
From: steve in ft. worth
Subject: Re: Good Coffee Beans in Austin?

<choffman@austin.rr.com > wrote in message
news:709u33hriqmdvob01eive0sbc0apo22nvn@4ax.com...
>
> If you want to really learn about coffee, try visiting Texas Coffee
> Traders, on 4th Street, on the east side of I35, about 1 mile from
> downtown. They're a mid-sized wholesale roasting outfit that sells
> beans to the public. Ask for RC, the owner.

I'd also recommend heading over to Texas Coffee Traders. I've bought greens
there every time I make down to Austin. Nice folks. Reasonable prices.

Steve in Ft. Worth




 
Date: 07 May 2007 04:47:59
From:
Subject: Re: Good Coffee Beans in Austin?
On May 7, 3:33 am, Jasonian <jason.hae...@gmail.com > wrote:
> On May 6, 7:46 pm, tal...@gmail.com wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > I'm an espresso machine newbie and had a few questions:
>
> > - To make drinks like Americanos, Lattes, and Mochas - what kind of
> > beans are ideal? When I go to the store I see some beans labeled
> > "espresso roast" (i.e. Starbucks) and other beans that just say
> > "coffee" etc. Is there a difference?
>
> > - Does anyone know where to get the best beans in Austin? I see that
> > Whole Foods gets in the Allegro brand and they are labeled with the
> > roast dates. I prefer more chocolate flavor so I was wondering what
> > beans would be good. (Whole Foods in Austin doesn't have the
> > Intelligentsia brand, but the guy told me he was looking to try to get
> > them here too.) Also, Scooters coffee shop sells beans - does anyone
> > have any recommendations from that shop?
>
> > Thanks for your help!
>
> I think you should make a trip to Caffe Medici on W. Lynn St.
>
> Let them know what you're after. I think their new Medici Blend just
> might be something worth trying. In any case, the coffee will be
> fresh and of good quality.
>
> Taste is a little too subjective, so I can't say you'll like it or
> dislike it. Just try it for yourself.- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

Thanks for the suggestion. :) I have been there before - I will try
their beans out.



 
Date: 07 May 2007 01:33:59
From: Jasonian
Subject: Re: Good Coffee Beans in Austin?
On May 6, 7:46 pm, tal...@gmail.com wrote:
> I'm an espresso machine newbie and had a few questions:
>
> - To make drinks like Americanos, Lattes, and Mochas - what kind of
> beans are ideal? When I go to the store I see some beans labeled
> "espresso roast" (i.e. Starbucks) and other beans that just say
> "coffee" etc. Is there a difference?
>
> - Does anyone know where to get the best beans in Austin? I see that
> Whole Foods gets in the Allegro brand and they are labeled with the
> roast dates. I prefer more chocolate flavor so I was wondering what
> beans would be good. (Whole Foods in Austin doesn't have the
> Intelligentsia brand, but the guy told me he was looking to try to get
> them here too.) Also, Scooters coffee shop sells beans - does anyone
> have any recommendations from that shop?
>
> Thanks for your help!

I think you should make a trip to Caffe Medici on W. Lynn St.

Let them know what you're after. I think their new Medici Blend just
might be something worth trying. In any case, the coffee will be
fresh and of good quality.

Taste is a little too subjective, so I can't say you'll like it or
dislike it. Just try it for yourself.