Posted Wed Aug 15, 2012, 8:01am Subject: Good Espresso on the PATH (at last)
SJBC (Sam James Coffee Bar) has opened a location underground at 150 King (east end of the corridor leading to St. Andrew station). So finally I can get a good espresso without a 15 minute walk outside.
The espresso I had at SJBC was very good and very bright (which I quite like). They are very particular about their brewing (weighing, timing) so consistency should not be a problem.
They are but a stones throw from Aroma - so they could use some support from people who actually appreciate good coffee.
mediaglyphic Senior Member Joined: 17 Jul 2010 Posts: 81 Location: toronto Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: faema compact a, faema combi... Grinder: faema / quick mill/ black... Vac Pot: yama stove top 5 cup Drip: starbucks barista
Posted Tue Nov 27, 2012, 8:17pm Subject: Re: Good Espresso on the PATH (at last)
you can overextract coffee in less than 20 seconds, all you need is humid grounds!! and everyone does it now and then. I find it endemic at Sam James, but what i find problematic is the attitude. I have spoken with Sam once at the harbord store, and he is a pretty nice guy, i think its the people he hires.
SStones Senior Member Joined: 24 Nov 2012 Posts: 474 Location: Canada Expertise: Professional
Espresso: Giga 5, ECM Giotto, Rocket... Grinder: Anfim Milano-Best Vac Pot: No :( Drip: Some $30 thing from Walmart Roaster: I buy pre-roasted.
Posted Mon Dec 24, 2012, 8:22pm Subject: Re: Good Espresso on the PATH (at last)
what i find problematic is the attitude. I have spoken with Sam once at the harbord store, and he is a pretty nice guy, i think its the people he hires.
You hope the entrepreneur goes bankrupt because an employee was rude to you. I hope the guy with the guts to try to compete with Charbucks holds his own and doesn't go bankrupt. I don't care of someone is rude to his employee or not, but you are probably currently assuming I'm being rude to you. *Shrug* maybe he deserves it. Unless the coffee sucks. Then I don't care if he goes bankrupt. Then I hope he gets eaten by star-nosed moles. There. How's that! Darn... Now I want to try this awful espresso so I can rant.
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