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Dean and DeLuca

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Dean and DeLuca

Posted on 03 January 2013 by mattbaker

Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo, Japan

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I am not sure how much specialty coffee has caught on in Tokyo, but this place knows what’s up. I was so excited when I walked into the shop and saw a huge, beautiful white La Marzocco machine. With many locations around Tokyo, this place will give you exactly what you are looking for. They pull a mean shot with great flavor and pour you a cup with a rosetta right on top. A great assortment of pastries, snacks and weird Japanese snacks decorate the spaces next to the register. Surprisingly everything is reasonably priced for somewhere in Tokyo. Tokyo is known for being very expensive, but this place is the same price any coffee shop in the states.

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+ La Marzocco
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+ Tokyo

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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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purefare6

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Pure Fare

Posted on 16 October 2012 by mattbaker

119 South 21st Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Half restaurant and half coffee shop this place rocks. With a small La Marzocco, Pure Fare has the care for the coffee and it shows in the flavor. My 8oz Latte order was corrected to actually be a “Cappuccino,” but they delivered a cup with beautiful color and taste. Not only do they rock a great cup, but the have some delicious foods that give you an all around great experience. Smoothies, salads, sandwiches and Burmese papaya salad make this a one stop shop of delicious. Not the greatest place to hang although the do have one giant table with some very addicting swivel seats, but cool enough to have lunch and move on.

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+ Coffee
+ Amazing Food
+ Deli Feel

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Cafeperugino

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Cafe Perugino

Posted on 26 September 2012 by mattbaker

767 Willamette Street
Eugene, OR 97401

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When Perugino opened, it was the best coffee in town and the quality was great. However, over the years the quality has deteriorated and you never know what you are going to get when you are there. The machine is nice, and I have had amazing drinks there, but the inconsistency is a little hard to take. On top of that, it feels very yuppy and breeds a lot of people who look like they just came from there condo in Aspen. With Turkish rugs for sale on the wall for more then I make in a year, I could see how this might alienate some people. However, If you are looking to have a nice coffee chat with a friend this is the place to meet them. Decent food, but a little overpriced.

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+ Overpriced Rugs

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Perk

Posted on 26 September 2012 by mattbaker

1351 Willamette Street
Eugene, OR 97401

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Perk is relatively new and very small. However, they employ one of the best barista’s in the Northwest. They use a very tasty bean, and the barista’s are on their game. It is a little off the beaten path, but well worth the hunt. It’s small, but very intimate which in my opinion adds to it’s awesomness. This is your best bet in Eugene and if you are there when Okon is working, be prepared for one of the best cups of coffee you will ever have.

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+ Typewriters

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Dolce Vita

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Dolce Vita

Posted on 04 September 2012 by mattbaker

999 Yates Street
Victoria, BC

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This is my favorite coffee shop in all of Victoria. I have virtually been to them all also. They have a great La Marzoca and use Intellegencia coffee. They are not the friendliest staff and the ambiance is a little stale, but if you want a great cup on Vancouver Island, this is the best bet. They have very good pastries and outside seating, but parking is a bitch.

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+ Tea
+ Snacks

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