Tuesday, December 6, 2011

kopplin's has moved as is now even better than ever, if that's possible!



Kopplin's is now near the corner of Cleveland and Marshall in St. Paul and looking good!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

2 Espressos before The Inland Sea play



Beautiful evening spent observing my surroundings at Quixotic. Chilled out with 2 espressos waiting to go to my daughter's play over at Macalester. Not sure the barista understood the nuances that go into an espresso, much less two, but nice coffee anyway...

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Croissants and Espresso, a hit and a small miss at Rustica



Rustica has some if the best baked goods around. My wife absolutely loved her croissant. The only glitch was I asked for my 2 espressos for here but got them in to go cups. I remarked on this. The barrista poured them into for here cups which surprised me since she should have remade them. Takes a lot away from the taste. Hopefully a one tome occurrence...

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Friday, June 10, 2011

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Hot as hell at Quixotic!


98 degrees outside and some awesome single origin Columbian at Quixotic!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Urth in LA

Machiatto and Green Tea Latte'

Monday, May 30, 2011

Washing down the bad with the good... or trying at least

Visited Nina's in St. Paul and then went immediately to Dogwood in Uptown to try and wash the taste away. Just because you have a Synesso doesn't mean much if you don't know now to use it. Why why why?

Oh Nina, why hast thou forsaken me?

Delicious Dogwood...

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

You find Synesso's in the strangest of places...

The barista at Kenwood Cafe (next to Birchbark Books) had no idea he was pulling shots off a very nice machine. Stop in and school him people. He's a nice guy :-)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Urban Harvest at The Quarry the other day


OK, nothing to write home about, but in the right place at the right time...

Monday, May 2, 2011

Joseph serves up some excellent Dogwood

Joseph pulled some excellent "winning" shots today at Dogwood. Love the machine too!

Ask Jim Jarmusch why two...

Thursday, April 28, 2011

A new place for excellent espresso in Minneapolis!


Sun Street Breads in South Minneapolis (4600 Nicollet) has excellent espresso. I spent some time with Martin who kindly let me around the counter to check out his awesome La Marzocco GS/3 in action. Needless to say I was drooling. He pulled some wonderful Dogwood shots and we chatted about how he got into espresso (a trip to Barcelona sealed the deal). Definitely check out the awesome espresso and the bakery run by Solveig Tofte the head baker (and Martin's wife). She competed at the Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie in Paris as the captain and breads representative on the Bread Bakers Guild Team USA 2008. So come for the espresso and stay for the high quality bread products. You won't regret it!


Feast your eyes on the crema...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Shawn of the Espresso Strikes!


Need the perfect espresso pulled for you? Well duh... Shawn at Quixotic (Ford Pkwy/Cleveland) will set you up. Winning!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Breaking away from it all!

Work gets in the way sometimes, but not today. 2 espresso heaven in a cup with Michael over here at Quixotic, still one of the consistently great espresso bars in town if not the Midwest.

My man Michael serves it up!


Michael pulls a dream shot and shouts "Look at this!"
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Not sure if I look insane homeless or armless...

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Spain! The country that "The Limits of Control" was filmed in and I got my inspiration for 2 espressos! My daughter reporting in again from Spain!


Thalia at Barcelona's flea market. Café always comes con leche in Spain - in other words, coffee is only drunk with steamed milk. If you ask for an espresso, you will get milk in it. But it's delicious, so accept the Spanish ways!

Madeline, 2 espressos right outside the Sagrada Familia, at a little place called Bicicleta Café.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Two Espressos From Le Panorama, on Rue Gerando, Paris

My daughter sent me this and I'm soooo jealous. Paris man... She described her coffee as pungent, nutty and the good kind of bitter.

Doggin' it again

Stopped into Dogwood again today and Eddie pulled me a couple wonderful shots off the Mirage...

Eddie working the machine...

A "real" Mirage...

Thursday, February 10, 2011

It's the CREMA!

Is this the most beautiful thing you've ever seen coffee lover?! Dogwood coffee in Calhoun Village, single origin from Nicaragua and beautiful colors and delicious oils. Wow...

I even picked up some dessert from Rustica for my wife on the way out. It's a win win situation...

Wednesday, January 26, 2011