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Best cup of coffee in Baltimore

pomme de terre Mar 15, 2009 06:18 PM

For some reason, I've been getting terrible coffee wherever I go lately. Where should I got to get a really good cup?

It can be a coffee shop, bakery, restaurant, convenience store, whatever.

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  1. Treva RE: pomme de terre Mar 15, 2009 08:27 PM

    The Spro at the Towson Library
    Woodberry Kitchen
    Caffé Pronto in Annapolis

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      placidothecat RE: Treva Mar 18, 2009 12:18 PM

      I like the coffee at Whole Foods.

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      bmorecupcake RE: pomme de terre Mar 16, 2009 03:49 AM

      I second Spro. Sadly, Dunkin Donuts coffee is better than most coffee shops around here.

      Some other ones that I've had a decent, but not necessarily really good, cup at one time or another:
      Zeke's at the JFX farmer's market
      High Grounds
      Bean Hollow (Ellicott City)
      Koffee Therapy
      Cafe de Roma (Catonsville)

      1. littlew1ng RE: pomme de terre Mar 16, 2009 07:47 AM

        i had breakfast at donna's on charles street yesterday and, even though we had an hourlong drive ahead of us, we couldn't stop ourselves from having a second cup. really, great coffee.

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          thecheeseisblue RE: pomme de terre Mar 16, 2009 11:48 AM

          I can't remember the name, but there was a really good place inside that market right off of 28th street near Sisson. (they were the guys that had tastings of the cat poop coffee a couple months back...). I go there once a month or so to stock up on coffee and dump things at the dump nearby. Sounds like a strange combination, but it works.

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            JonParker RE: thecheeseisblue Mar 16, 2009 12:39 PM

            That would be Zeke's. They have a shop just off Harford Road right north of Lake Montebello. They also sell at the Waverly Market and the JFX Market, as well as a few other places. They do all their own roasting.

            It really is good coffee -- it's the only kind I buy. Cool people too.

            Zekes Coffee
            3003 Montebello Ter, Baltimore, MD

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              pigtowner RE: JonParker Mar 18, 2009 06:04 AM

              The Red Canoe, right near Zeke's on Harford Rd. brews Zeke's coffee that they get fresh every day. I've only had it a few times and it was great, but have heard the same from others who get it more often. Plus it's a really cute little shop.

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                KAZ RE: JonParker Mar 18, 2009 09:11 AM

                Actually, I don't think Zeke's is the place being referred to. Maybe the poster can clarify. Both Zeke's retail place off Harford Rd and the Waverly farmers market are far enough away from Sisson str and the dump that it makes me believe the above post is referring to another spot. Am I wrong?

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                  hon RE: KAZ Mar 18, 2009 09:22 AM

                  Yep, they are talking about the Mill Valley General Store at 2800 Sisson Street, there is a Zeke's in there and other good vendors!


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                    thecheeseisblue RE: hon Mar 19, 2009 05:58 AM

                    That's the place!
                    Actually, this same topic is on Eliz. Large's blog on www.baltimoresun.com

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              ktracy RE: pomme de terre Mar 18, 2009 04:08 PM

              I am a big fan of High Grounds – it's a coffee shop and used bookstore on Eastern Avenue in Highlandtown. The owner has established a fair trade partnership with some coffee growers in Costa Rica and the coffee is fabulous.


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                Hue RE: pomme de terre Mar 19, 2009 09:16 AM

                JAVA MAMAS on Main Street in Reisterstown

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