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Posted Thu May 15, 2008, 1:52am
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Time to drive back to the south bay. I was able to make a quick stop by Trouble coffee in San Francisco on May 12. No, I do not want toast with my double ristretto which was pulled with Ecco cafe Northern Italian Roast beans.

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Posted Thu May 15, 2008, 10:30am
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While at Flying Goat I bought Ethiopia Sidamo. Double ristrettos had very nice clean floral flavors. This Sidamo is very different from the Blue Bottle Sidamo.

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Posted Thu May 15, 2008, 10:33am
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I've had Panama Esmeralda from Paradise Roasters, Stumptown, Intelligentsia, Peet's and when I saw that Flying Goat had Esmeralda on the shelf I just had to try this one too. Boat shaped beans look darker than light medium roast to me. Ristrettos were very nice with winey fruit. Some shots had perfume flavors which I've never had before. Nice after taste.

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Posted Thu May 15, 2008, 3:54pm
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Wow Gary - great posts - you're certainly keeping this thread alive and providing great details about other SF cafes!

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Posted Sun Jul 13, 2008, 2:43pm
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Ritual coffee house inside Oxbow Public Market in Napa has been open for about six weeks now. Made my second visit on Saturday July 12 and had this very nice fruity Sweet Tooth espresso.

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Posted Sun Jul 13, 2008, 2:46pm
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I also had this macchiato made with the Sweet Tooth espresso. Very unusual to have a fruity milk based espresso drink. I have to get used to this. I normally have macchiatos that have a strong chocolate espresso flavor.

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Posted Sun Jul 13, 2008, 2:48pm
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Big winner here. Really nice Colombian Clover coffee. After-taste lasted at least an hour. Very enjoyable. I bought a pound of these beans.

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