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    Our hearts and thought go out to those affected by the tragic bombing in Boston.
    Many of our friends were there at the 25th anniversary of SCAA, including our own Javafile and Andy.
    When others are affected in this way, no matter where in the world,
    it shows us how our own challenges can often fade in comparison.
    Craig.

  • #2
    Cant agree more with what you have said

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    • #3
      The city and I can now breathe easier.


      Java "Captured!!!" phile
      Toys! I must have new toys!!!

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      • #4
        Having managed to scam a visit to Boston for the Marathon and SCAA event, i am curious if other visitors had better luck than me (us. a group of 4), in finding good espresso an that fine city ? ( outside the Event)
        Whilst there was plenty of excellent drip "American" coffee, I was surprised to find few true espresso outlets ( lots of full auto commercial m/c's) and even a very traditional Italian cafe that didnt serve any coffee at all !
        Of the few "real" espresso outlets , none were exceptional and one can certainly lay claim to the very worst (undrinkable !) cup i have ever experienced !
        Im sure with more time and a little local guidance , the true Boston coffee culture would be revealed, but its a long time since i visited a city that hid its good coffee so effectively.
        Not complaining really though, Boston is a wonderful historic city with very friendly people and a relaxed attitude ..
        . i shall return, better equipped to find those espresso cafe's !

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        • #5
          Hhhmmm.....I seem to recall Andy saying he had one of the best cuppa's he'd ever had during one of his out and about days before the conference started.


          Java "Or was it all a dream?" phile
          Toys! I must have new toys!!!

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          • #6
            ahh, .. i guess Andy has a better nose for finding the good places !
            Most strange i thought,.. was the cafe in the foyer of the Expo, serving espresso from an auto !
            An enterprising equipment supplier might have substituted a nice impressive multi-group m/c to get a little extra market exposure during the Expo.

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            • #7
              Mmmmm....what do they say about Americans and coffee?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Rocky View Post
                Mmmmm....what do they say about Americans and coffee?
                Do they go out in the midday sun or somethin' ?

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                • #9
                  From a country that founded the culinary excellence that gave the world MacDonalds. :-)

                  I would imagine that most retail strips in Australia, the coffee from the various shops can vary from awful to better than average.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Javaphile View Post
                    Hhhmmm.....I seem to recall Andy saying he had one of the best cuppa's he'd ever had during one of his out and about days before the conference started.
                    Excellent espresso from Barrington Coffee Roasters.
                    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/notau/3481...tml#post498972
                    ...and only a few hundred meters from the convention centre. Put it on your must visit list next time in Boston!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Barry O'Speedwagon View Post
                      Do they go out in the midday sun or somethin' ?
                      Perhaps the party boys didn't just ditch tea, but coffee as well.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by blend52 View Post
                        Having managed to scam a visit to Boston for the Marathon and SCAA event, i am curious if other visitors had better luck than me (us. a group of 4), in finding good espresso an that fine city ?
                        Nope, no joy either (was there for marathon).

                        Have however been mildly surprised to find some half decent coffee on recent stays in Williamsburg.

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