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Nespresso

Posted on 23 April 2013 by mattbaker

1111 Lincoln Rd, Miami, FL 33139

1111 Lincoln Rd, Miami, FL 33139

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This is a weird place and to be honest after being there I still don’t know what the hell is going on there. It is very sheik decor and a colorful scheme that invites you in. All the employees are wearing black ties and are very friendly. I am not sure, but I think they are a Swiss company that sells home machines using these “espresso filled capsules” and they use the coffee shop to try and pursued you on how great their machines are. First off, I got a $7.00 latte and got to choose from what capsule I wanted. I went with the Fortissio Lungo that had some decent flavor, but was way to hot and was ready only 60 seconds after I ordered it. I don’t know why it was so hot. Don’t these machines have a “don’t burn the shit out of my mouth” button? They gave me the sales pitch like it was a timeshare as I drank. Apparently these capsules allow you to keep ground coffee sealed without loosing the flavor. Makes sense, but I would just invest $10 in a grinder and not the $750 in their shitty machines. It’s a racket, and I would avoid this place, unless you like to see tourists spend ridiculous amount of money on something stupid. Then this is your place.

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+ Yuppy
+ Lame
+ Not Cool

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Credo Coffee

Posted on 03 March 2013 by mattbaker

706 W Smith St   Orlando, FL 32804

706 W Smith St
Orlando, FL 32804

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Shit. Orlando is a spread out place. Took me forever to get to this place and I barely made it before it closed. Credo kind of feels like a cool apartment. With an open layout, really cool art and a separate room that makes it feel like it could be a beachfront bungalow in Mexico. Littered with hipsters, this shop has some tasty treats and cool tunes. Based off the look of the shop, I was surprised to see that the machine they used was poor. A single group crap maker. The coffee was very generic, but that is not what matters about this place. What matters is that they are all about making the world better. First off, this shop is pay what you can. That’s right, you can pay whatever the hell you want. I am sure people get weirded out by this, so they do have a suggested donation, but they will not turn away someone who does not have any money. It is a non-profit coffee shop that donates a lot of their proceeds to four different charities around the Orlando area. They use fair trade beans and even make trips to the plantation where they get them. Overall, I like to support places like this over other shops because they are doing the good work. They might not have the good coffee, but it’s a little blip in the large scheme of things.

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+ Fair Trade
+ Pay what you can
+ Cool Space

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