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Red Raven

Posted on 23 April 2013 by mattbaker

916 Main Ave  Fargo,  ND 58103

916 Main Ave Fargo,
ND 58103

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Red Raven was a little hard to find. Located on a main street and not very well marked. Looked more like a door to someone’s apartment then to a business, but once found it is a really cool shop. Very spacious, with cool art and a large stage which would be a perfect place to watch a show. A loft upstairs and books scattered around this has some great ambiance. I was a little disappointed with the machine though. A dinky La Cimbali. It’s so small I think the worlds smallest woman would say, “What is this shit?” I was happy to see that they actually offer 8 oz sizes, but I was disappointed with the results. It was way to hot, although it did have some decent flavor. It tasted a little burnt, but it’s all about the ambiance at this spot.

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+ Hip Spot
+ Trade in Books
+ Hard to find

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Cargo Coffee Company

Posted on 31 March 2013 by mattbaker

28 Shortland St  Auckland CBD 1010, New Zealand

28 Shortland St Auckland CBD 1010, New Zealand

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I was super stoked about this spot. It is located in a shipping container on the top of a hill. It has a cool outside seating area with some picnic benches and garden area. They have a cool green La Marzocco and upon approach I thought this was the spot. However, the coffee just like every other place was just “pretty good.” Anywhere else in the world, I would be stoked to have this coffee, but in Auckland where everyone and there mother owns a La Marzocco, the quest for the best cup does not stop here.

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+ In a boxcar
+ Coffee
+ Cool trinkets

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Higher Ground

Posted on 31 March 2013 by mattbaker

125 S Main Howard, SD 57349

125 S Main
Howard, SD 57349

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I have no idea why I stopped in this town while driving, but I was pleasantly surprised to find this place. The town has no stoplight and looks like it is about to become a ghost town, but Higher Ground helps you forget about the baron wasteland outside. A comfy little spot with a fireplace, clean interior and cool ladies running it. Kind of feels like your grandma’s shop. Their machine looks like it is from Toys ‘R’ Us, so your best bet is to get some drip. However, they have free wi-fi, baked goods, local art and heat. A nice little spot to stop if you are passing thru.

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+ Fireplace
+ Coffee
+ Snacks

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The Great Northwest Coffee Company Inc

Posted on 01 December 2012 by mattbaker

250 Algoma St S
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 3C2

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This came highly recommended from a roaster I met in town and I was very excited about it. It shares a space with a computer store and has maybe a total of 6 seats which 1 of the seats is always occupied by the owner. They roast their own beans which I thought would be great, but it kind of let me down. They use a La Cimbali machine which I was not familiar with and the combination of the roast, machine and barista provided a very average cup. It is a funky spot to hang and chat people up and I do like the fact the money is going right to the guy making your drink, but I don’t think this is the best.

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+ Coffee
+ Computers
+ Roasting

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Elixir

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Elixir Coffee

Posted on 16 October 2012 by mattbaker

207 S 15th St
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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Recently moved to a new location Elixir Coffee new location suits it a lot more then it’s old spot. The new shop is now on a very small, narrow street and is the space is amazing. Interestingly decorated with terrariums, beautiful wood floors and some funky jazz playing it makes you feel like you walked into an Urban Outfitters. With a La Marzocco machine, I thought to myself “this is the perfect spot.” It has it all! Great atmosphere, internet, snacks and the decor of a hipster palace, but the coffee fell a little flat. I was corrected and was told that an 8 oz latte is called a “Cappuccino.” No matter if it was a Latte or a Cappuccino I thought the coffee was a little weak. Overall it is quality and they know what they are doing. However out of all the places that have the knowledge of quality, I think they need to get a better flavor of bean to be considered the best of the best. Great spot, and a hip oasis from the bustling streets of Philly.

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+ Coffee
+ Coolness
+ Amazing Decor

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Rockford

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Rockford Coffee

Posted on 04 September 2012 by mattbaker

628 W MAIN ST # 2
BOZEMAN, MT

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I don’t know if this is a Montana chain, but there are two of them in Bozeman alone. Regardless, they are pretty good. Minimal layout gives it the hipster feel of Portland and they pull some decent shots. They use a La Marzoca and roast there own beans. It is nice to see a roasting company who knows what they are doing. I thought the roast was a little weak, but it has all the quality to entertain the palette. Have snacks and pastries and they clientele is a very mixed batch, but what do you expect? It’s Montana!

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+ Coffee
+ Tea
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Rocket Bakery

Posted on 03 September 2012 by mattbaker

157 South Howard Street
Spokane, WA

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+ Bakery

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This is a chain in Spokane and has plenty of potential. The food is good, ambiance is better then most, but the coffee is so inconsistant. They have a decent La Marzoca machine, but I feel like there barista’s are not properly trained on pulling a decent shot. My coffee has ranged from pretty good to scorched and undrinkable. Certainly not the best spot in Spokane, but definatley the most hyped. If you are looking for a sandwich and to read, this is your spot.. Don’t expect good coffee.

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