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jd2020
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Posted Fri Apr 27, 2012, 8:18am
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Isn't that part of the fun? Actually my culinarily-in tune wife tells me that cupcakes are 2 years ago. Macaroons are the "it" desert now...

I'm just happy to get decent, if not great espresso and coffee. So many places seem to be wastelands for the good stuff.  Cheers!
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Posted Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:44pm
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jd2020 Said:

@Bushrod, What time do you hit Bocatto? I asked someone whether they were using the vac pot and dripper last week and she told me she "didn't think so." there is a chap there who seems to be working the coffee program, but I don't know his name. Do you?

@DanH, Yes, B&W is a bit non-standard. I prefer to think of it as "eclectic" rather than stupid. I think they make most of their money on the baked side. The barista doesn't have to deal with a register and where would they put it anyway? I applaud any place with a good coffee program--they are few and far between.  I am happy to endure their odd setup for an excellent cortado.

Incidentally, you might see lines of people waiting for a blessed "Georgetown Cupcake" of TV fame, only a few blocks away. Baked and Wired blows them out of the water.  B&W were making best cupcakes anywhere around here before cupcakes were trendy, and they still are.

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I was there last Sunday and the dripper was in operation.  The woman there said that the owner, Rob, loves using the vac pot.  Rob's the tall, white guy.

Dan, I"m glad you were able to get some good coffee!

 
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Posted Fri Apr 27, 2012, 1:28pm
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Yeah, I know Rob but he's not often pulling the shots when I'm there. Christian pulls a good one and David too. But I'd say there are a fair number of times I don't recognize anyone behind the counter and I'm guessing they don't know much about the Synesso. I live nearby but don't work nearby, so I only get in once or twice a week.
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