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Jun 2, 2013 12:48 PM

Brewed Coffee

The Cities is light years ahead of where it was just a couple of years ago in terms on high-quality espresso and espresso drinks, with Peace Coffee/Wonderland, Koplin's, Quixotic, Dogwood, and others all making top-notch spro. Unfortunately, the same can't be said for brewed coffee. In Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco even their chains have pretty good coffee. Our chains churn out poor excuses for brewed coffee and even the aforementioned elite spots turn out weak versions of this classic beverage with cups that are a watery mess of acrid off notes. Is it our heritage of producing the infamous 'warm dishwater with a brown crayon dipped in' that keeps high quality brewed coffee out of the Twin Cities? Where in town are those cups of rich, robust, smooth coffee goodness?

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  1. I like the coffee at Hard Times, they make theirs with a french press. Nice and sludgy.

    1. I like Black Dog in Lowertown - go on a Saturday morning - get a cup and then wander the Farmers Market. Black Sheep in South St. Paul is also tasty.