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JohnLyn
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Posted Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:56am
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Where should I go for exceptional espresso in Ann Arbor Michigan?
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Posted Mon Nov 12, 2012, 12:23pm
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JohnLyn Said:

Where should I go for exceptional espresso in Ann Arbor Michigan?

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Zingerman's Coffee Company.  
http://www.zingermanscoffee.com/
If you go the second Saturday of the month at 11:00AM you can take a tour of the roaster and have a sample.  Their guys (and gals) are pretty good baristas and the owners run brewing and espresso classes.


Also, Comet Coffee in the arcade: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Comet-Coffee/101321519093

I've heard Primo Coffee in Ypsi is pretty good, but haven't been there personally.

Another person mentioned Mighty Good: http://www.mightygoodcoffee.com/, haven't been there personally.

Yet another said, "Don't Forget Roos Roast: http://roosroast.com/ "   All he uses is an espresso machine in the shop, and I'm told he's famous for the triple-long.  Amusing blend names, very whimsical.
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Posted Mon Nov 12, 2012, 2:39pm
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I will add a couple more.

Lab in Ann Arbor is decent. They have a good product, but I don't feel like there is consistent training amongst their staff. http://www.labannarbor.com/

Also, try the (espresso) bar. It's in the Braun Court near Zingerman's Deli. It's a quaint little spot ran out of a home by a couple of really nice young people. They give you a great product and excellent service.  http://www.facebook.com/TheEspressoBar?fref=ts
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Posted Mon Nov 12, 2012, 3:40pm
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Thank you for the suggestions. I have a good friend and coffee lover that just moved there but had not discovered where to go yet. Once again, coffeegeeks save the day.

Cheers,

John
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Posted Mon Dec 10, 2012, 9:39am
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I like Zingerman's, but Ugly Mug in Ypsi is a MUST.  They just started pulling a single origin Guatemalan that is amazing.  Their usual blend is pretty awesome too.

http://uglymugcafeandroastery.com/
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Posted Mon May 19, 2014, 2:50pm
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Ever hear of a coffee shop that can't bag up a pound of what they are pulling? That is what I got from the uglymugcafe. They spro blend was good but no way it makes up for the piss poor organization and attitude. Done

 
Yes i have a reason for leaving SCG off my list, yes it is my opinion, yes it is subjective as opinions are by definition, no don't start a flame war because you disagree.
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Posted Tue May 20, 2014, 6:16pm
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So today I made it to Roosroast in Ann Arbor and can you believe it a roaster that will actually sell you a pound of of espresso. I showed up at the local and the roaster dude was gone but the barista invited me back to check out the roasting operation, comped me an doppio macchiato that was very solid, sold me a pound and made a customer.

Hell i was even wearing suit and did not even matter, imagine that.

 
Yes i have a reason for leaving SCG off my list, yes it is my opinion, yes it is subjective as opinions are by definition, no don't start a flame war because you disagree.
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Posted Sun May 25, 2014, 7:30am
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Another shop well worth a try if you're near campus is Comet Coffee - a small but very nice shop in Nickels Arcade off State Street.  They're not a roaster (most of the coffee had been brought in from 49th Parallel IIRC) but my drink was carefully prepared and very good.
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Posted Sun Jun 1, 2014, 6:17am
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If you visit Downtown Detroit, the Roasting Plant is fantastic.
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Posted Sun Jun 1, 2014, 7:25am
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I like Sweetwaters (ask for Abiano).  I found the espresso at Comet Coffee (and some others) undrinkable.
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