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Old 01-08-2008, 08:31 PM
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I just noticed the ground. I doubt that they have the bean.
Thanks, I'll have to get some for the coffee maker at work. And our New Jersey transplant should be happy. He pines for DD even though I've told him there is one in town--he'll never find it, though.
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Old 01-08-2008, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & San Antonio, TX
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If you are a fanatic and want the freshest roasted beans possible, you can watch them roast at San Antonio Coffee Roasters on Rhapsody just off 281 and take them home while they're still warm.
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Old 01-08-2008, 08:35 PM
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If you are a fanatic and want the freshest roasted beans possible, you can watch them roast at San Antonio Coffee Roasters on Rhapsody just off 281 and take them home while they're still warm.
That sounds great, too! I am not a coffee snob at all, but the smell of fresh roasted beans, or a freshly brewed pot makes me very happy.
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Old 01-08-2008, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Mid South Central TX
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I've heard DD is the best, too. Mostly from East-Coasters that I know. Do they sell it ground, or whole bean?
Dunkin Donuts? Yep, it's AWESOME!! I miss it so much!!!

I have a hard time find DD coffee beans whole, though. Everywhere I have seen (Wal-mart, Target, Walgreen's), they have ground. I do like the Costco "Seattle Mountain" coffee beans, though. Pop them in my Cuisinart grind-n-brew (OK, NOT a Gaggia!), and wake up to freshy ground and brewed coffee!
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Old 01-08-2008, 08:48 PM
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Dunkin Donuts? Yep, it's AWESOME!! I miss it so much!!!

I have a hard time find DD coffee beans whole, though. Everywhere I have seen (Wal-mart, Target, Walgreen's), they have ground. I do like the Costco "Seattle Mountain" coffee beans, though. Pop them in my Cuisinart grind-n-brew (OK, NOT a Gaggia!), and wake up to freshy ground and brewed coffee!
A friend of mine works for Aspen Beverage, based here in SA, and they sell a lot of coffee thru Costco. She's given me samples, and I thought it was good. But like I said, I'm no coffee snob. In fact, I'll drink anything but Starbucks. If ever there was an overrated place, that's it.
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Old 01-08-2008, 09:11 PM
 
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A friend of mine works for Aspen Beverage, based here in SA, and they sell a lot of coffee thru Costco. She's given me samples, and I thought it was good. But like I said, I'm no coffee snob. In fact, I'll drink anything but Starbucks. If ever there was an overrated place, that's it.
True, but they are everywhere, and thus, convenient. I do hit them when I go into Target. Not a fan of the regular drip, but I like the lattes.

I've seen the Aspen name in Costco. Just finished up a bag of Ruta Maya from there, too. My preference is a medium roast, not too stong.
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Old 01-08-2008, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Mid South Central TX
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Thanks, I'll have to get some for the coffee maker at work. And our New Jersey transplant should be happy. He pines for DD even though I've told him there is one in town--he'll never find it, though.
Just give him a Google map...then say "Dunkin Donuts...it's worth the trip!" (that was their jingle back in the 80's! Do warn him though, even though it says DD, it just isn't the same flavor to me...
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Old 01-09-2008, 09:35 AM
 
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Thanks for all the helpful suggestions. Just hope a couple of these places have a few blends optimized for espresso and not just drip.

Iíve had a Rancilio Silvia / Rocky combo for a few years now and have been happy with it. I prefer semi-automatic to fully automatic because you are in control of the entire process. Once you get to know your machine well, you can get consistently great shots out of it.
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Old 01-09-2008, 04:25 PM
 
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Iíve had a Rancilio Silvia / Rocky combo for a few years now and have been happy with it. I prefer semi-automatic to fully automatic because you are in control of the entire process. Once you get to know your machine well, you can get consistently great shots out of it.
I hear good things about Rancho.

I have a low-end super automatic. Saeco-Easy. Not a sexy beast, but squirts out dozens of consistent shots each week.
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Old 08-30-2009, 01:38 PM
 
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Does anyone know of a quiet, cozy (or at least quiet) coffee shop near 1604 and I10 in San Antonio?
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