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Albany Jane

I'll have to pass this little gem along. I really like it when places are simply done, and let the product speak for itself. The walls, menu - so simple. No need for flare to pull in the crowds.

P.S. - I feel the same way about the "sorry I've been away, I promise I'll be better" blogs. It's like 1)who are you really apologizing to? and 2)Do you really think *that* many people are reading and outraged that there's a lack of posts? Bummed, sure but.. yeah.

Bruce

Here's what you need:

Hario V60 Drip Cone: http://www.sweetmarias.com/sweetmarias/coffee-brewers/filtercones/hario-v60-ceramic-drip-cone.html
This is currntly the most popular drip cone in the third wave coffee scene. It looks like Comet might be using Beehouse drippers, which probably work just as well.

Drip cone filters: http://www.sweetmarias.com/sweetmarias/coffee-brewers/filters/v-shaped-filter-for-v60-drip-cone.html

Baratza Maestro Plus burr grinder: http://www.sweetmarias.com/sweetmarias/grinders/electric-grinders/maestro-plus-burr-mill.html
This is the least expensive conical burr grinder you can get. It's fine for pour-over and French press.

Hario Buono Kettle: http://www.sweetmarias.com/sweetmarias/coffee-brewers/filtercones/hario-buono-kettle.html
It doesn't need to be this kettle, but I'm not aware of any other readily available pour-over kettle. At any rate, you need a kettle that allows a very slow and controlled pour.

So you're looking at around $250 to get started with pour-over coffee. Or you can just come over to my place and I'll make you coffee.

RB

"After all that, the coffee was swill. Absolute crap. I don't know where they get off thinking they can foist.... "

Then said this..."AUGH! It's a pack of lies! It was the best coffee I've had in years!"

Huh?

RB

Odd thing... I love the smell of coffee but can't drink the stuff unless decaffeinated and then what's the point. Any Jamaican Blue Mountain?

Love this blog.

Phil Dokas

I second all of this! This week I've been loving their Esperanza. Smells like grape jelly when ground (!) but tastes like smooth chocolate lovin’. Deeeelicious!

F.

Bruce is right, that's pretty much all you need for a pour-over but before you spend all the money on shipping, check out the brewing supplies at Comet! They've got everything you need from filters to burr grinders (and obviously whole bean coffee) right there!

Gastronomer

"I HATE blog posts that apologize for long silences"

Hahaha! Me too!

Elizabeth

Comet love! I got an americano elsewhere this morning to save a buck or two, and totally regretted it.

Crystal

So, yeah, the coffee sounds great, but even better is to see a post from you two lovelies. :)

Debby Matassa

Are you moving there for ever? or just for a while? Sounds like fun, but nuttin's funner than Austin or New Orleans!

Boots in the Oven

Me too! I mean, I love fancy design and all, but not when the food/coffee/whatever they're selling is subpar. The design has to support what they're selling, I thinks.

Boots in the Oven

Bruce! I absolutely should have known you'd have all the specs at your fingertips! I am definitely bookmarking this... thanks!

Boots in the Oven

Thanks! Not on that day, but I'll have to recheck...

Boots in the Oven

Thank you! That sounds awesome. And exactly right on a day when it's 43 outside. What's up with that, Michigan?

Boots in the Oven

I saw that they had a nice selection of coffee paraphernalia - we'll have to check it out more closely. Thanks for the reminder!

Boots in the Oven

heh. You're KILLING me with these Spain posts, lady! I might have to jet over there, Logan or no...

Boots in the Oven

Ha - good thing it's not just me! BTW, is Sweetwater's invariably awful, or is that just reserved for the one by our house?

Boots in the Oven

Thanks, pretty lady! (Did that sound creepy?) Back in the saddle - yee-haw! I am going to have to get me some actual Internet, though... jacking it from the nearby bar isn't going to cut it long-term.

Boots in the Oven

Hi, Debby! Just for a few months - through late August or early September. You are so right! We're looking forward to finding what's awesome about here, too.

Krista

Seems like coffee houses continue to pop up on every corner, so it's nice to see one carve out a niche and really shine. I love that they carry such a variety - places like this make it so easy to find new favorites!

Ahh, I dream of the day when there will be a smokin' new espresso machine on my very own kitchen counter...

rballardini@earthlink.net

You guys are better than Zagat.... There's an idea?

RONW

your preamble to this post is spot on. I only hope "those" people get to read it.

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Boots in the Oven

Ooh, it's so intimidating to think about getting started with espresso! or is that just me? I remember making espressos for my mom when I was a kid, and she seemed to like them, so maybe I just need to get over that fear.

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