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  • #327366

    roy
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    michaelcoyote wrote >> I looked over their site and I didn’t really see whole lot of information about them or where they learned their craft. Nor do I see much about their current beans.

    I emailed friendly and politely asking about their beans/roasting, using the contact page from their website. Never heard back.

    #327367

    michaelcoyote
    Participant

    Stopped in today.. the barista seemed like he knew his stuff and pulled me a good shot, but their espresso blend wasn’t quite my thing. I could see stopping in here again though.. especially thanks to the Lavash hookup.

    #327368

    Thory
    Participant

    @roy E-mails are easy for most people to miss or just put off until later (and probably forget). They don’t demand an instant response like a phone call or in-person question. I was there today and someone asked the barista about their roasters and he answered. They do roast them down at Crema in Grove City. He wouldn’t give many more specifics though – said they were secret.

    #327369

    Andrew Hall
    Member

    Thory wrote They do roast them down at Crema in Grove City. He wouldn’t give many more specifics though – said they were secret.

    Fucking idiots.

    Serious roasters and baristas, like great chefs, are always glad to share. It is a sign of a frail ego and limited skills to claim secrets. While I had some good vibes about these cats, that just wrecked it.

    A.

    #327370

    El Stonio
    Member

    I would not be caught dead in a place called “Cuppy’s”. Make a note of it.

    #327371

    michaelcoyote
    Participant

    Andrew Hall wrote >>

    Thory wrote They do roast them down at Crema in Grove City. He wouldn’t give many more specifics though – said they were secret.

    Fucking idiots.
    Serious roasters and baristas, like great chefs, are always glad to share. It is a sign of a frail ego and limited skills to claim secrets. While I had some good vibes about these cats, that just wrecked it.

    Yeah, I asked about the blend and I got the same answer.. I’m not as upset about it as Andrew, but I drew pretty much the same conclusion. To me, it’s disappointing more than anything.

    This is why I make the trek to go to Brioso or Luck Bros, because Jeff and Andy are really friendly and want to tell you about their coffees. Mostly because they’re really good.

    #327372

    roy
    Participant

    Thory wrote >>

    @roy
    E-mails are easy for most people to miss or just put off until later (and probably forget). They don’t demand an instant response like a phone call or in-person question. I was there today and someone asked the barista about their roasters and he answered. They do roast them down at Crema in Grove City. He wouldn’t give many more specifics though – said they were secret.

    “Probably forget”? “Grove City roasting secrets”?

    I’m not looking for a new coffee shop, I was just trying to be welcoming & supportive of the new places on High Street, rent is expensive.

    I’ll stick with Brioso/Stauf’s.

    #327373

    Bear
    Participant

    That is odd; never met a coffee guy who wouldn’t talk about coffee.

    FWIW I didn’t get the same vibe. I asked about degree of roast, he said right up to full city… had a few exchanges about the coffee in which I didn’t get any stonewalling at all. Maybe different people work there? That said, when I mentioned something about a lack of typical Ethiopian varietal notes in my Yirg he said that there were chocolate notes there (true) and that Yirgs often don’t have the floral/citrus notes of, say, a Sidamo (not my experience, but willing to explore more). Just a little odd.

    Will try again… and will definitely ask more questions.

    #327374
    Jared
    Jared
    Participant

    Does anyone know what they charge for a regular cup of the house coffee?

    #327375

    Core_Models
    Member

    heh…I wonder if the person who claimed the “secret roasting” information just didn’t know the answer, and Bear got someone who did?

    #327376

    Columbusite
    Member

    Well, I had a good experience with the coffee. The Lavash sandwiches are great and they even carry their Lebanese and American desserts. Couldn’t resist the chocolate cupcake with a thick layer of chocolate butter cream frosting. Too much for one man to handle.

    #327377

    Tigertree
    Member

    They are making a big mistake being closed on Sundays. I am still astonished how many people down here choose Sunday to close.

    #327378

    Thory
    Participant

    @Core I wouldn’t be surprised if you’re dead on. Either way it doesn’t seem like a big deal.

    @Roy All I’m saying is that it’s easy for e-mails to slip through the cracks. Phone calls and asking in person not so much, though you may get a “it’s a secret” response and feel the need to swear at the guy.

    They’ve got good coffee, decent hours, and they’re close. I’m glad they’re here.
    Edit: and their biggest cup of coffee is about $2

    #327379

    michaelcoyote
    Participant

    Thory wrote >>
    you may get a “it’s a secret” response and feel the need to swear at the guy.

    heh, my response was to laugh at him.

    #327380

    Thory
    Participant

    michaelcoyote wrote >>
    heh, my response was to laugh at him.

    That seems appropriate. It is cute to have a secret recipe.

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