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Posted Fri Apr 18, 2008, 4:29pm
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leyland Said:

So the cart is back open? Health Department is not going to shut it down again? Cause I drove 2hrs to check it out and it was closed. Days? Hours?

Posted April 18, 2008 link

Not sure. But they've been serving for the last couple of days. Next time I wander over there I'll ask about it.
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Posted Fri Apr 18, 2008, 4:35pm
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BTW - I was stoked to find out the Owner is a Ducati guy like me. Good coffee and Italian Motorcycles....The perfect combination!
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Posted Sat Apr 19, 2008, 12:08pm
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leyland Said:

So the cart is back open? Health Department is not going to shut it down again? Cause I drove 2hrs to check it out and it was closed. Days? Hours?

Posted April 18, 2008 link

Just got back from the kiosk...and yet another of the sweetest unsweetened cappuccinos I've ever enjoyed.

The kiosk is open 8-4 M-F and 9-5 on weekends. The initial trouble with the health department has subsided, and they're legitimate now.
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Posted Sat Apr 19, 2008, 7:00pm
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Are you sure the kiosk is down that dead-end alley? Hope that red colored wall isn't from animal sacrifice! That alley is even creepy during the day.

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Posted Sat Apr 19, 2008, 7:02pm
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They do have a boar's head on the wall!?!

I had a very nice Hairbender double espresso. Very sweet tasting with fruit and nice complexity.

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Posted Sat Apr 19, 2008, 10:54pm
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GaryH Said:

They do have a boar's head on the wall.

Posted April 19, 2008 link

He was talking about putting that up earlier today :)
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Posted Sun Apr 20, 2008, 4:47pm
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TagTeamJesus Said:

If you've never tried Blue Bottle's Yemen San'ani, go pick some up!  Currently my favorite bean.

Posted April 16, 2008 link

I was at the Farmer's Market at the Ferry building in San Francisco yesterday and picked up some Blue Bottle's Yemen San'ani. While at the Blue Bottle stand I had this ristretto pulled on the lever machine (don't know what blend they used). Nutty taste, low body, not too interesting.

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Posted Sun Apr 20, 2008, 4:50pm
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Pulled this shot using Blue Bottle's Yemen San'ani. Definately nice intense flavor. Not very complex but beans are only two days after roast. I'll see how it develops over the next few days. I wonder if the Blue Bottle Hayes Valley espresso blend has this Yemen in it.

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Posted Sun Apr 20, 2008, 4:53pm
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I've been very happy with the shots I get from Blue Bottle's Sidamo. I bought these beans at the Broken Door coffee house in San Jose which uses beans from Blue Bottle.

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Posted Sun Apr 20, 2008, 5:18pm
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GaryH Said:

While at the Blue Bottle stand I had this ristretto pulled on the lever machine (don't know what blend they used). Nutty taste, low body, not too interesting.

Posted April 20, 2008 link

I don't know what they pull on that side of the market because lately I have been going to the front kiosk.  At the front they pull Retrofit which I haven't liked at home, but in the hands of these guys has been very sweet.  

I will ask Arno (in your picture) next time what they make at that end of the market.

Glad you enjoyed the Yemen.  I find it very thick and gloppy when fresh, which I like a lot.  I have a friend who roasts Yemen himself, and he tells me always let Yemen rest a week before brewing.  I haven't found that to be the case yet, but I think I just need to find a better way to store my beans.  So, see what happens if you let it rest a bit.

I never tried that Sidamo, but have heard Ethiopian coffees are very good.  I'll give it a try soon.
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