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Posted Wed Aug 19, 2009, 8:10pm
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I'll be in Orlando at the end of this month, and I was wondering where to find the good coffee.  Seems this question has been often asked, but seldom answered.  The most recent recommendation I cold find was from 2006.

Anybody have an update?

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Posted Thu Aug 20, 2009, 8:52pm
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Bump...........

Don't we have any forum members in Orlando?

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Posted Sat Aug 22, 2009, 5:23pm
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Not from Orlando, but been through and as far as I can tell there's nothing of any particular note in that town.  Volta in Gainesville is the closest serious coffee I know of in Florida.
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Posted Sun Aug 23, 2009, 12:37pm
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Bolavens Said:

Not from Orlando, but been through and as far as I can tell there's nothing of any particular note in that town.  Volta in Gainesville is the closest serious coffee I know of in Florida.

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If you are still in Orlando and might possibly be heading north, now is a good time to visit Volta. We're taking a two week break from Intelligentsia to feature Ecco Caffe coffees. At the moment, we have the standard Ecco Northern Italian espresso on the main grinder, and the amazing Serra do Bone auction lot reserve on the 2nd grinder. We also have the Yirgacheffe Konga Co-op reserve, the Brazil Santa Terezinha Auction Lot coffee, and the Guat La Maravilla and El Sal Santa Adelaida on either  the Clover or Chemex. We also have a small amount of Counter Culture's microlot Honduras El Lechero.

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Posted Sun Aug 23, 2009, 12:48pm
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true Said:

If you are still in Orlando and might possibly be heading north, now is a good time to visit Volta.

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I'm not there yet, but I'll probably be around 30,000 feet when I pass Gainesville.  It sounds like the place to stop next time I drive down.  It's great to hear from someone who has some passion about their shop.

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Posted Fri Aug 28, 2009, 9:02pm
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Well, I'm heading to Orlando Sunday.  I guess I'm going to be exploring on my own.  I'll report my findings here.

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Posted Sat Jan 16, 2010, 8:06pm
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My update to this thread.  Was in Orlando and can report that there is still a dearth of decent coffee.  I did stop by Volta in Gainesville on the way out.  For Florida, they are pretty good.  Compared to the NY or West Coast shops they are not on the same level.  They have invested heavily in equipment, but the beans were pretty old to be considered fresh (12 days off roast according to the barista), the girl seemed somewhat knowledgable but not a real pro.  They were pulling an Ecco blend.  I bought a pound from their "big bag" and took it home, pulled it on the S1 and was it much better than the pull I got there.  They hare real potential and obviously are aiming to make top notch espresso.  I am guessing that it will be difficult for them to hire qualified people in Gainsville however.
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Posted Tue Feb 9, 2010, 4:11pm
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I am from Florida and can confirm that, generally speaking, Orlando is without any excellent coffee venues.

That said, Volta in Gainesville is very good indeed... and sometimes superb.  Typically, they serve Black Cat but sometimes try other espresso as well.

Granted Gainesville is not very near Orlando.

Also Volta has an excellent selection of high-end chocolates.
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Posted Thu Apr 8, 2010, 3:22am
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I also have an interest in good coffee shops in Orlando but have not found any.  If there are others with knowledge of such a place, pls post.  Over time, I will get to gainsville on next trip to Jax.

In fact, I'd be interested in other high quality shops in Fl since i travel statewide.
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Posted Fri Apr 9, 2010, 7:02pm
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Oops, I forgot I said I'd update...

I didn't find any good coffee either. :(

Someone told me there was a pretty good tea and coffee shop in the Ocoee area, but I didn't get to it.

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