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Coffee is a favored method of caffeine intake, many students and community members cannot live without their cup(s) of Joe. You can get coffee at one of the many Cafes in and around Davis.

Apparently you make this strange beverage by picking beans off of a bush, roasting them, grinding them up and running boiling water through them. Look, I'm not making this up — my imagination's not *that* good.

September 29 is National Coffee Day.

  1. Local Coffee Businesses
  2. Local Specific Coffee Sources
    1. A Farmer-Owned Brand
    2. Fair Trade
    3. Baristas
  3. Brewing Coffee
    1. French Press
    2. Drip Coffee
    3. Espresso
    4. Turkish

Local Coffee Businesses

For coffee shops, see Cafes

Local Specific Coffee Sources

A Farmer-Owned Brand

Fair Trade

Baristas

Brewing Coffee

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coffee-setup.jpgThe setup of a coffee madman. From left to right: single-cup drip brewer, blade grinder, french press. Background: water boiler/heater.

To prepare coffee using the Turkish method, coffee beans are ground as finely as possible. A portion of water is heated in a special pot, then the coffee is added, and the mixture is brought to a boil and immediately pulled from the heat. It is then returned to the heat, to reach a boil and cool down 1-2 more times, then poured into the drinking vessel. Sugar can be added before brewing or afterwards, as can spices. This brewing method is used widely in the eastern Mediterranean countries.

Caffeine addicts address issues

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As someone who is completely obsessed with coffee, and who works at a coffee house for that matter, I thought it would be fun to share perhaps some of our coffee concoctions. One thing I know I want to stress is the insignificant, yet ever frustrating fact that espresso is pronounced with the ever present “s” and not as “expresso.” Just a little rant of mine. I think it would be fun to also discuss coffee brewing methods, such as French presses, verses percolators. Pros and cons can be discussed from both sides. Also if you have any personal advice for how you make your perfect latte, it would be fun to share. —AndrewBanta


2005-09-29 23:46:33   I love raising my blood pressure. It's simply awesome. —OnceLivedInDavis


2005-10-28 13:58:02   This page seems highly useless. Cafes is much better. —JackHaskel


2006-01-08 17:04:00   Know your limit. When your hands shake enough to require assistance holding your drink, you should stop. —BrianMcFadden


2006-02-21 13:10:51   I think sugar in the raw is a nice compliment for a perhaps too strong cup of Joe. A nice way to sweeten it up a bit, without using that awful refined sugar... —AndrewBanta


2006-04-03 01:30:16   I'm so damned proud of this page. —AndrewBanta


2006-09-24 16:44:22   "Yo La Tengo!"- my very own coffee roaster. A wedding, gift certainly the best of many. You roast two ounces at a time (enough for one full French press). Your coffee is as fresh as is possible. You pay half as much for beans buying them green. I don't know if you can buy green beans in Davis, but roasters and green can be ordered from Oakland based Sweet Marias. MMM the freshest... —RobiPochapin


2006-09-25 00:26:09   I am one of the two best baristas at the Starbucks in the North Davis Safeway, if I or Elisa are not there, you may want to reconsider buying a hot drink, and get a frappochino instead.. —JoeRunnels


2006-09-27 16:50:32   Cloud forest coffee in West Davis on Lake st. roasts there own bean. —RobiPochapin


2006-11-04 13:41:18   Just a random thought, what's the LD50 for coffee? I'd like to know when to stop so I won't die any time soon. —AlexNelson


2006-11-16 22:44:09   If you really love coffee, you must try roasting your own. It will rock your world. —RobiPochapin


2006-12-27 10:10:15   What coffee shop in Davis has baristas who know and care about straight espresso? Do they use a Semi-automatic machine? (as opposed to a super automatic like Charbucks) Do they clean the group head frequently? Is anyone using a naked portafilter? If the answer is yes to two or more my questions I'll assume that the fresh bean is ground immediatly before dosing/tamping. —RobiPochapin


2007-01-08 18:48:06   Serious home espresso brewers of Davis: I've recently aquired a Bezzera BZ02S (with naked PF and triple basket) and Macap Stepless grinder. Drop me a line if you would like to stop by my crib in W. Davis for some shots and compare notes. —RobiPochapin


2007-07-02 14:41:17   6 months later, any word on a good/above average espresso cafe? Just moved in from San Diego (Another espresso desert) and would love to find my next hangout. —KellyM


2007-07-02 17:05:31   I'm more of an enthusiast than an afficianado, but I like Peet's generally for both coffee and espresso. Not a big fan of milk in the coffee drinks, though. —RocksandDirt


2007-07-03 08:19:21   My ranked espresso establishments for taste (I've tried them all!): By far the best espresso in town is Konditorei. I just realized I already said this in a comment above, but I'll stop now. But did I mention that Konditorei has good espresso yet? —WesHardaker


2007-08-19 12:55:03   Yo Kelly M, Fire me an email to arrange a session in West Davis, meet my wife, daughter, dog etc.- Robi —RobiPochapin


2007-11-24 10:55:37   Don't leave out Cargo Coffee! They are only fair trade organic coffee and tea. they are on campus and seem like a smaller business, but definitely some of the best coffee in town. —dianasage


2009-11-22 12:12:00   Ahhh coffee, the drink of the gods!!! Favorite drink of hard working students universally. Whether your caffeine intake is via a French press, drip, or espresso most all coffee drinkers share the loving embrace that first cup gives you in the late hours of the night and the early hours of the day.... The tingling sensation of caffeine through your bloodstream as your adenosine receptors block out any whimsical thoughts of ever going to sleep..... —tedougan


2009-12-30 21:16:14   By Far the BEST Espresso drink I have ever had Barista Brew Cafe on 5th and G and not to mention great service and they have free wifi great place —Glady

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