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Posted Tue Jun 27, 2006, 6:30am
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Thanks Greg.

I did a search, and was SHOCKED to come up empty... doesn't any CG'er in San Antonio know about Cafeggio?  Loris and his crew have been around for over a year (I think), with coffee from The Big I.

Cafeggio's my go-to shop whenever I'm in SA.  Between Cafeggio and the half-pound of Panama Esmerelda Especial that's being shipped to me at my sister-in-law's house in SA, my coffee-problems are solved. :-)

 
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Posted Tue Jun 27, 2006, 8:39am
Subject: Re: Everyone in Texas, check in here.
 

nickcho Said:

Thanks Greg.

I did a search, and was SHOCKED to come up empty... doesn't any CG'er in San Antonio know about Cafeggio?  Loris and his crew have been around for over a year (I think), with coffee from The Big I.

Cafeggio's my go-to shop whenever I'm in SA.  Between Cafeggio and the half-pound of Panama Esmerelda Especial that's being shipped to me at my sister-in-law's house in SA, my coffee-problems are solved. :-)

Posted June 27, 2006 link

wow....i remember hearing about it but haven't tried it. you must understand that every new place that has cropped up has stunk big time. ill try it asap and report back.

oh and here's an example of why i dont go to every new place that opens anymore (unless i hear from a trusted source). a place called sip opened downtown by very well respected chef andrew weissman who opened le reve...one of the finest restaurants in the country. so im thinking....if this guy is going to open up a coffee bar, he'll probably do his research and have trained baristas, etc, etc. wrong. ive been there twice and the espresso is the absolute worst ive ever had...and that would include starbucks.

im looking forward to trying Cafeggio.

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Posted Tue Jun 27, 2006, 12:36pm
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trb6 Said:

wow....i remember hearing about it but haven't tried it. you must understand that every new place that has cropped up has stunk big time. ill try it asap and report back.

oh and here's an example of why i dont go to every new place that opens anymore (unless i hear from a trusted source). a place called sip opened downtown by very well respected chef andrew weissman who opened le reve...one of the finest restaurants in the country. so im thinking....if this guy is going to open up a coffee bar, he'll probably do his research and have trained baristas, etc, etc. wrong. ive been there twice and the espresso is the absolute worst ive ever had...and that would include starbucks.

im looking forward to trying Cafeggio.

greg

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Maybe he acquired an enlarged noggin and decided he already knew everything about coffee.  Pretty sad.

 
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Posted Tue Jun 27, 2006, 8:26pm
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Stevieboy9 (Ft. Worth)

FYI, the December Jam at Panther City Coffee was a blast!  Can't wait for another jam.

Steve Munoz

 
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Posted Tue Jun 27, 2006, 8:33pm
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stevieboy9 Said:

Stevieboy9 (Ft. Worth)

FYI, the December Jam at Panther City Coffee was a blast!  Can't wait for another jam.

Steve Munoz

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Hey, Steve.

Glad to see you in this thread.

 
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Posted Tue Jun 27, 2006, 8:59pm
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Thanks, Jason.

I wonder if, at the next Jam, it might be possible to do demonstration mods.  

For example, if someone was planning on PID-ing a Silvia, they would do the mod at the jam.  Maybe, if more than one Silvia were being modded and they might use different techniques (search CoffeeGeek or Alt.Coffee) it would be that much more informative to the participants and to the observers.

Other mods might be grinders:  Rocky, Kitchenaid A-9, Solis Maestro/Starbucks Barista, etc.
( I have a KitchenAid A-9 that I would love to mod using the technique that Emil, (mmm Crema ?) has recently shared on the CG Forum.

Anyway, any thoughts on this idea?

Steve in Ft. Worth.

 
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Posted Tue Jun 27, 2006, 9:12pm
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I'll second the opinion on Sip.  Good snacks, though (I guess food is their thing, not coffee).

I'm going to be in SA this weekend.  I'll stop by Cafeggio and report back.

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Posted Wed Jun 28, 2006, 3:16am
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stevieboy9 Said:

Thanks, Jason.

I wonder if, at the next Jam, it might be possible to do demonstration mods.  

For example, if someone was planning on PID-ing a Silvia, they would do the mod at the jam.  Maybe, if more than one Silvia were being modded and they might use different techniques (search CoffeeGeek or Alt.Coffee) it would be that much more informative to the participants and to the observers.

Other mods might be grinders:  Rocky, Kitchenaid A-9, Solis Maestro/Starbucks Barista, etc.
( I have a KitchenAid A-9 that I would love to mod using the technique that Emil, (mmm Crema ?) has recently shared on the CG Forum.

Anyway, any thoughts on this idea?

Steve in Ft. Worth.

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It doesn't sound like a bad idea, except that not all mods are applicable to different brands or models, and a PID is fairly expensive to set up.  The time would be less given the fact that there would be a "team" of people working on it, but I'm not sure if the crew would be up for a second install after the initial one.

I think a brainstorming on a specific mod would be a good idea.  Say, for a stepless grinder mod.  Everyone has an idea of what could be used to get it done, and brings what items each individual would consider to be potentially useful in such a project.  Move from one grinder to the next, taking care of business.  

I see that as more realistic, and probably more beneficial to the group as a whole rather than one guy making off with a newly PID'd machine, while everyone else watches with envy.  

Maybe a jam featuring home-roasting is in order.  You seem to have quite a lot of experience in that department.  Bring an air popper, a Turbo Crazy, a heat gun and dog bowl, and a cast iron skillet (and burner), and any purpose-built roaster anyone may own.  It might help to get some others into it.  Seeing it done in person makes it so much more approachable.  It's alot easier than coffee noobies give it credit for.  

Just my $.02.

 
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Posted Thu Jun 29, 2006, 10:39am
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stevieboy9 Said:

Thanks, Jason.

I wonder if, at the next Jam, it might be possible to do demonstration mods.  

For example, if someone was planning on PID-ing a Silvia, they would do the mod at the jam.  Maybe, if more than one Silvia were being modded and they might use different techniques (search CoffeeGeek or Alt.Coffee) it would be that much more informative to the participants and to the observers.

Other mods might be grinders:  Rocky, Kitchenaid A-9, Solis Maestro/Starbucks Barista, etc.
( I have a KitchenAid A-9 that I would love to mod using the technique that Emil, (mmm Crema ?) has recently shared on the CG Forum.

Anyway, any thoughts on this idea?

Steve in Ft. Worth.

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I'll be happy to use my machine as a demo if someone wants to do an on-site PID job on it :)

....no seriously!
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Posted Thu Jun 29, 2006, 6:50pm
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Hi to all. New here in the forums. I live in Beaumont. You can call me a part time San Antonian, Greg. I spend 3 to 4 weeks a year there.

I lived in S.A. for 6 years.  I was there all last week with the family and found a pretty good coffee house. It's called Wildfire Coffee and it's located at 15502 Huebner in a little shopping center.
It's a small husband and wife operation. They roast their own, too. I tried the ethiopian, very nice blueberry notes.
The espresso is their own blend. Great citrus and floral notes. Now I'm no expert but I thought their espresso and brewed coffee put "$bux" to shame.  Some pretty interesting cold drinks and tea on the menu too.
If anyone trys it let us know what you think.
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