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    Zeke's DC has been doing some good stuff recently—gradually shedding their (not entirely fair, but I know where it comes from) reputation as Burned Beans R Us thanks to some real gems like that one.

    Anyway, I think I may have won my own competition with a Sunday coffee ride for some Vigilante.

    Nothing special for half of you, I know. It's just a few lazy miles down one trail or another, just like every other Sunday, maybe head down to the Potter's House for a chaser, add on a couple miles...

    Today, Vigilante and the Potter's House came to me. It's the US Coffee Championships this weekend, and if you think I'm not going to put on my oh-so-on-point coffee cap and Evolutionshirt and get my caffeine on, you've probably not been reading this thread...and since you're reading this thread, you've probably not been not reading this thread.

    Right? Right.

    So, really REALLY great coffee from around the country, around Texas, and just around the block. Somehow or other, I wound up with people just handing me beans they didn't want to have to take back on the plane with them.
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    I'm not going to miss sleep one bit. You see those there? Those are three bags of highly coveted, rare, artesianal Delicious.

    I Win.*

    . . . and nobody even threw anything at my head this year.

    *(Don't worry, I'm still DQ'd from actually winning. The Pointed Prize shall still be awarded)
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    So. Sadly I am without a bike here in Albany NY. No bike rentals, except one elite shop that rented by the day. Which does not work since I need to spend time with my DD shopping, fixing up her apt, etc. She doesn't know anyone whom I could borrow one from. But, she has an assignment she wants to chat about, and we determined the local coffee shop is the place to do it. So, we are at Tierra Farms cafe on Madison, in Albany. Bike labs are nearby. Tierra roasts their own beans, but not here - in Chatham, NY. The coffee is from Papua NG, and is dark roasted. I taste nuttiness, amidst an austere bitterness. It is fair trade and organic. My D who does not like coffee, is drinking chai. The vibe here is lovely, quiet, relaxing. She should come here to study often.Click image for larger version. 

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    Also my D is pleased that her new neighbor has a cat.

    Subsequently tried the Ethiopian, and the Sumatran decaf.

    Oh, the roastery apparently is solar powered, and the beans are "earth kosher" whose meaning I'm not sure of, but I think I approve.
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    At Extra Perks this morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuxtr View Post
    At Extra Perks this morning.

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    I go there too. Love that place

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    Uncommon Grounds in Albany. I think they roast themselves, if not here then in their Saratoga location?

    I'm drinking Sumatra. Dare I say earthy?

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    Two-fer. Coffee + socks. Macchiato at BeanGood! in Arlington. PEZ Super 80s tall boy socks.

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    A Baked Joint
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    Espresso.
    Black Cat, roasted by Intelligentsia

    Definitely something fruity
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    Double tap socks plus coffee at Cassatt's in Arlington this morning after the Conte's hill ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lordofthemark View Post
    Uncommon Grounds in Albany. I think they roast themselves, if not here then in their Saratoga location?

    I'm drinking Sumatra. Dare I say earthy?
    I thought you didn't have a bike. I don't think it counts unless you bike to the coffee shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    I thought you didn't have a bike. I don't think it counts unless you bike to the coffee shop.
    "This year, though, I'm not even going to tell myself what the rules are. I mean, if you want suggestions, I've got tons of those."

    If it gets points fine. If it doesn't get points, also fine.
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