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hellojas
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Posted Sun Jan 8, 2012, 3:12pm
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oohhh will have to check these places out... too bad they are quite far from me. but, i guess you gotta do what you gotta do for a good cup of coffee.

i've been to the greenberry's down south in charlottesville and was pretty disappointed.
heard that king street coffee out in leesburg was good though... will check out eventually and report back!
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Posted Mon Jan 16, 2012, 8:31am
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Would like to point out Baked & Wired, located in Georgetown (D.C.). Intelligencia and Stumptown served, Hario pour-overs and french press. Also have espresso bar but haven't tried any yet so can't comment on that. Half the shop is a bakery and the other half is coffee, very friendly owners and of course great coffee!
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Posted Mon Jan 16, 2012, 4:42pm
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Misha's in Old Towne Alexandria.  Hands down best.

I unfortunately have moved from that area recently.  Anyone have a bead on a good roaster/shop near Frederick, MD.  I have been driving the 1 1/2 hours to Misha's to get a supply of beans.  It's inconvenient and I was getting 10 lbs. and freezing it.  Only now, I've learned it's not the proper way to do it.
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Posted Thu Feb 2, 2012, 7:50pm
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pilot25 Said:

Misha's in Old Towne Alexandria.  Hands down best.

I unfortunately have moved from that area recently.  Anyone have a bead on a good roaster/shop near Frederick, MD.  I have been driving the 1 1/2 hours to Misha's to get a supply of beans.  It's inconvenient and I was getting 10 lbs. and freezing it.  Only now, I've learned it's not the proper way to do it.

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Which blend at misha's do you do for espresso?  the house?  I just moved into alexandria, about 7 minute drive from Misha's.
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Posted Mon Feb 6, 2012, 11:12am
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I don't recommend Misha's for espresso at all.

If you're going to try it, do yourself a favor and walk a half block up King St to Bocatto Gelato and get some Stumptown Hairbender, too.

 
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Posted Mon Feb 6, 2012, 12:30pm
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bushrod Said:

I don't recommend Misha's for espresso at all.

If you're going to try it, do yourself a favor and walk a half block up King St to Bocatto Gelato and get some Stumptown Hairbender, too.

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Wish I would have gotten this before I traveled down to Misha's.  Cool place, but underwhelming espresso -- have gotten two different half pound batches of the house, but man, they could have been from different planets.  

I ordered some of redbird's blends that should arrive this week, but thanks for the tip on where to get stumptown.  Just got my first machine and am running the coffee circuit trying to figure out what suits my fiancee and I best.  Stumptown and intelligentsia are next up after redbird.  Any other tips are much appreciated.

Cheers.
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Posted Tue Feb 14, 2012, 9:31am
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bushrod Said:

I don't recommend Misha's for espresso at all. If you're going to try it, do yourself a favor and walk a half block up King St to Bocatto Gelato and get some Stumptown Hairbender, too.

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Ditto here. There is nothing “hands down best" about Misha's, other than the short walk to Bocatto Gelato.
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Posted Tue Feb 14, 2012, 9:34am
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Butterman Said:

Re: Bruce White at Silk Road - he lacks integrity and is completely unreliable.  He claims to be an "espressos machine repairman" by hobby.  This apparently means taking people's expensive equipment, sitting on it for literally months, failing to return calls, emails, or SMSs, and promising to get it to you by "next week" over and over and over again (though he can't manage to repair the machines, he does work in time to go to Kennedy Center events, visit relatives in New York, take weekend trips, etc. - which he actually tells you over the phone when you call in desperation to ask about the status of your beloved equipment).  I haven't seen my Italian espresso machine in over 2 months.  Now he won't take my calls.  This guy and his cafe are to be avoided at all costs.

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Unfortunately I did not know this when I first posted that reply from a year ago. But now I completely agree with you regarding your experience with him.
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Posted Wed Mar 28, 2012, 6:21pm
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Wow....I guess its all in the taste buds.  I love Misha's.  I haven't been there in a year but I can't imagine they have changed their rosting technique.

Sorry you had a bad experience.
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Posted Wed Apr 4, 2012, 3:50pm
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