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Rebecca Jan 17, 1999 11:50 AM

I hate Starbucks. I love good coffee. PEETS in Berkeley
does great coffee mailorder. I am trying to get enough
people to order weekly, so that they will give a
discount, and we can help slowly chip away at
Starbuck's bad business empire. Any interest???
email me.

  1. j
    Joe Moryl Jan 17, 1999 06:59 PM


    I generally don't want to support Starbucks either.
    Have you tried Oren's coffee; they have about 5 shops
    in Manhattan? I usually go to the one by NYU on Waverly
    Place or the one on 3rd. Ave around 30th - the rest are
    on the upper east side. When I am in SF I always drink
    Peet's. What is the story on that crappy Peet's coffee
    they sell at Au Bon Pan?

    Joe Moryl

    2 Replies
    1. re: Joe Moryl
      sharon Jan 18, 1999 08:14 AM

      Another branch of Oren's is supposed to be opening in
      the new Grand Central!

      Also, try Two for the Pot in Bkyln Heights (Clinton
      between Atlantic and State). He roasts all his own
      coffee in small batches and doesn't charge an arm and
      a leg. I swear by the Union Sq Cafe Blend (they used
      to buy it from him; I think they buy elsewhere now,
      but he still makes the blend).

      1. re: Joe Moryl
        rebecca Feb 3, 1999 12:45 PM

        The suggestions are great for coffee out!--at home I now just mail order from peet's--well worth the extra couple bucks. I have heard that Au Bon Pain serves peet's, but that it's suspect. Like United serves Starbucks, but its worse than usual, AND starbucks!

      2. j
        Josh Mittleman Jan 17, 1999 01:29 PM

        I have been rejoicing in the past years in The Black
        Cow, an independent coffeehouse in Croton, NY. They've
        just added machinery to roast their own coffee, too.

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        1. re: Josh Mittleman
          ceebee Feb 28, 1999 04:19 PM

          right you are, Bec...I've been known to stop at the Cow for coffee while motorcycling towards Croton Gorge
          Park. They recently expanded the place, too.

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