jimru Senior Member Joined: 13 Aug 2005 Posts: 25 Location: Santa Cruz, CA Expertise: I love coffee
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Posted Mon Jul 20, 2009, 11:20am Subject: Santa Barbara Coffee!!!
Being a part time resident of Santa Barbara, I have searched high and low for just a decent cup of coffee....let alone anything resembling espresso. After each stay in Santa Barbara, I would return to Santa Cruz , head over to Verve, and plead with Ryan and Colby to please expand to Santa Barbara. Last week I was given the news that The French Press at 1101 State Street @ Figueroa St. in downtown Santa Barbara had just opened and will be serving Verve coffee! I won't get back to SB until early August, so if you're in the area, check it out and let us know...
itsallaroundyou Senior Member Joined: 3 Sep 2008 Posts: 269 Location: Santa Barbara, CA Expertise: I like coffee
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Posted Tue Jul 21, 2009, 2:28pm Subject: Re: Santa Barbara Coffee!!!
Agreed that they are the best coffee/espresso in town. been in a few times now, and can't be happier.
anyone looking for excellent coffee and espresso in the area should not miss it. i just hope the locals haven't damaged their taste buds too much with *$'s and RoCo's burnt brews to recognize the quality
Torquewrench Senior Member Joined: 20 Jul 2009 Posts: 1 Location: Santa Barbara, CA Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Mon Jul 27, 2009, 10:22am Subject: Re: Santa Barbara Coffee!!!
Stopped by The French Press 3x this weekend based on recommendations here and it is terrific. Julia and Todd, the proprietors, were very friendly and served Verve Sermon which had great crema and lots of citrus notes. Atmosphere is bright and friendly, and the La Marzocco is gorgeous.
Highly recommend checking it out, they are head and shoulders above any other coffee place in Santa Barbara I've found to date.
Posted Tue Aug 4, 2009, 8:34am Subject: Re: Santa Barbara Coffee!!!
Last Friday I drove to Los Angeles for a long weekend getaway and stopped in Santa Barbara to visit the new French Press coffee house. Very nice location on busy State Street with lots of foot traffic.
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