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Posted Fri Oct 30, 2009, 3:22pm
Subject: Carmel Valley Coffee Roasters in Fowler
 

I was working in the San Joaquin Valley this week (near Fresno) and Google found me this place, a drive-through coffee establishment across the parking lot from an Arco on Manning Ave. in Fowler.

I got an espresso in a paper cup, freshly ground, tamped, and pulled on a real espresso machine.  It wasn't bad and it definitely beat the ever-present alternative.

Looks like this is a new location for Carmel Valley Coffee Roasters.

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Posted Fri Oct 30, 2009, 8:00pm
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yakster Said:

Looks like this is a new location for Carmel Valley Coffee Roasters.

Posted October 30, 2009 link

Carmel Valley Coffee Roasters is junk, shouldn't even be mentioned here, definately not third wave. I don't mind them moving 200 miles from the bay area.
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Posted Sun Nov 1, 2009, 2:15pm
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GaryH Said:

Carmel Valley Coffee Roasters is junk, shouldn't even be mentioned here, definately not third wave. I don't mind them moving 200 miles from the bay area.

Posted October 30, 2009 link

So this is the "third-wave only club" now?  I thought the point of this forum was do discuss coffee in the western regions of the United States.

yakster specifically stated it was not bad and that it was the best alternative in the area.  That is valuable information for anyone traveling down the 99.  I get to the area occasionally and have a decided interest in knowing that there is anything at all that is "not bad".

 
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Posted Mon Nov 2, 2009, 8:39pm
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espressophile Said:

So this is the "third-wave only club" now? yakster specifically stated it was not bad.

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I wish this was the third-wave only club. Sometimes seems more like the making-not-bad-coffee-acceptable club.

Here's a post from August 2008 about good espresso at Craptation in San Carlos. NOT! http://coffeegeek.com/forums/worldregional/uswest/385731

Love this post. Carbon flavor is third wave! http://coffeegeek.com/forums/worldregional/uswest/272814
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Posted Wed Feb 24, 2010, 4:21pm
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Carmel Valley is awful burnt coffee, if you want a belly ache you can pay me $2 and i'll kick you in the stomach, net savings of around $1.25.
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Posted Wed Feb 24, 2010, 5:06pm
Subject: Re: Carmel Valley Coffee Roasters in Fowler
 

Ok, where are the good coffee places near Fresno outside of enthusiast's home setups?

It was this or *$ the day I went out there.

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Posted Thu Feb 25, 2010, 3:03pm
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a good place in Fresno= someplace else
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Posted Tue Mar 2, 2010, 5:07pm
Subject: Iron Bird Cafe in Fresno opens
 

A possible alternative emerges, just read a report on Home-Barista of a new cafe in downtown Fresno pulling Barefoot Coffee Roaster's "The Boss," at Iron Bird Cafe.

Here's their Twitter and Facebook pages.

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