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avidan
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Posted Sun Jun 24, 2012, 11:47pm
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hey all,
i am taking a road trip with my girlfriend to eat/drink our way across the country, and would love cafe and roaster recommendations.
i live a block away from intelligentsia, and i am friendly with the guys at handsome, so i will probably have a few bags of black cat and scouts honor to share....
the path of the road trip is
LA ->  phoenix -> denver -> albuquerque -> Kansas city -> st louis -> louisville -> columbus -> philadelphia -> nyc

i am also opent to bring special orders for anyone. my girlfriend and i ran bags from melbourne australia, and i just rans a few SO bags back from Taf coffee in Athens greece.

if there is any city on my list that has absolutely zero coffee, im not worried, i will have my trusty grinder and aeropress with me ;)
thanks!
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Posted Mon Jun 25, 2012, 7:30pm
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so i stopped by handsome roasters today, and will be bringing around little bags of freshly roasted for all the coffee shops i visit.
phillips helped me out with a few places to visit.

Aviano in denver
Cartel coffee in phoenix

thoughts?
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Posted Mon Jun 25, 2012, 8:43pm
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One Shot in Philly is a great eat and fuel stop. They have wonderful brunch and are pulling PT's Southpaw, as well as selling bags of Stumptown. Rival Bros. Coffee is parked at Drexel now, I believe. They roast their own--very well, I must say--and sell it out of a renovated food truck fitted with a Linea, Mazzers, and V60s. Bodhi, Shot tower, and OCF are all worth checking out in Philly as well.

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Posted Tue Jun 26, 2012, 3:01am
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excellent. thanks for those tips. rival bros looks awesome.
here are my tentative stops (would love feedback on it)

phoenix - cartel coffee lab
albuquerque - use my aeropress
denver - crema coffee
kansas city - oddly correct
st louis - northwest
louisville - sunergos
pittsburgh - 21st street
philadelphia - rival bros

these are my round 1 coffee stops. hopefully at each place they will recommend the "other" stop of the day in each city.
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Posted Tue Jun 26, 2012, 5:30am
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PT's cafe in Topeka is a must-stop for us when in the area.  SW 29th Street at I-470.  Not far from I-70.

Jim
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Posted Tue Jun 26, 2012, 6:50am
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avidan Said:

excellent. thanks for those tips. rival bros looks awesome.
here are my tentative stops (would love feedback on it)

phoenix - cartel coffee lab
albuquerque - use my aeropress
denver - crema coffee
kansas city - oddly correct
st louis - northwest
louisville - sunergos
pittsburgh - 21st street
philadelphia - rival bros

these are my round 1 coffee stops. hopefully at each place they will recommend the "other" stop of the day in each city.

Posted June 26, 2012 link

Awesome. Say hi to Damian at Rival Bros. for me.

-Dave-
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Posted Wed Aug 1, 2012, 1:51am
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hey all.
here is a quick summary of memorable (and less so) coffee stops.
phoenix -- cartel was a decent cup. they started me on my coffee trading journey.
santa fe -- a desert of coffee. found one place doing stumptown....it was OK. called "betterday"
denver -- crema and happy coffee were both great. crema had good coffee from your non-typical spots, while happy was pulling the usual suspects from SF and Portland.
kansas city -- ODDLY CORRECT. Freaking awesome. they run a tiny little shop, but they put a lot of care into their roasts and their pours. bizarre location on a main drag, but very cool.
st louis -- Sump coffee. An obsessed man and his slayer. Quality espresso. Mud house coffee. more of a "coffee shop" in the cafe sense. not much for high quality espresso or pour overs.
louisville -- sunergos. awesome little roaster that we caught expanding to their second location. great stuff. quills coffee was also damn good.
pittsburgh -- 21st st coffee. A decent cup of intelli in a town that french fries are a sandwich fixin.
Phili -- i came up totally dry here. Rival bros was closed. I went to Odd Fellows and caught a kid who probably just learned how to time a shot. Awful :/ Faith Ortiz is a friend of a friend, so I know thats not the norm there....
NYC -- Too many great ones to list....
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