Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Quixotic Coffee is not to be missed!


Quixotic Coffee will blow your palette! Stop the presses, drop everything and get over to this new coffee house in St. Paul near Cleveland and Ford Pkwy. They've done everything right, from the locale to the beans (Madcap) to wearing their hearts on their sleeves. These guys are way into it. And the result if as close to perfection as you will find here in Minnesota. They put their own stamp on their espressos. The espresso I tasted was creamy, dark, smooth, had hints of sweetness but a nice bright finish. Definitely their own. They are 5 for 5 as far as I'm concerned...

Here is Shawn halfway through a "Gibraltar" making sure everything is just right...


Video of Shawn putting the finishing touches on an espresso and his signature "Gibraltar"
video

Quixotic has a nice zen quality to it...

Saturday, August 28, 2010

A New Coffee House in St. Paul? Who Knew?

I certainly didn't, but I guess Shawn and Co. opened up Quixotic Coffee in St. Paul about 5 weeks ago and I'm very anxious to try their espresso, twice! Anyway, in the meantime here is some espresso from Espresso Royale downtown. It kinda tasted like my show, that's why I put that in there. Oh when will they ever learn how to make a good cup of espresso in Minnesota? A few do, but they are so far between. If you're wondering why there is only one espresso, suffice it to say I knew what I was getting into...

Friday, August 20, 2010

Grinderman!!!

Almost a coffee like name... Can't believe they're coming to Minneapolis! Drinking my espresso and thinking about Nick Cave...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Fireroast Mountain

One of my favorite stops for espresso!