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    I have a friend who is on an extended trip to France, working a bit in Paris.
    Not sure if anyone has posted on this area before, she says Starbucks is convenient but not very good..(and shes not a CS).
    Anyway if anyone can suggest places she might like to try I will pass it on.

    Bullitt

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    Paris is a great city - loved it! They have a great "cafe" culture, it just doesnt include quality coffee - they have a lot to learn about espresso.

    If she drinks espressos, tell her to ask for "ristretto" espressos - petite! (Hopefully she wont get too many blank looks.)

    Best espressos we had recently in a 4-day stay in Paris were in the cafe at Musee dOrsay and in an historic old cafe in Bvd St Germain called Cafe de Flores.

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      And as I said last time Greg mentioned it, the Musee dOrsay is a must see as far as Im concerned.

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        Originally posted by 0834293238392E3B33385C0 link=1243287877/2#2 date=1243334620
        And as I said last time Greg mentioned it, the Musee dOrsay is a must see as far as Im concerned.
        For the Monets or the cafe?

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          Definitely for the Monets, and Manets, Van Goghs, Renoirs, Degas, Gauguins, etc...

          Brilliant stuff, totally mind blowing.

          Unfortunately Starry Night was out on loan, but so much more was there, including this fella:



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            Originally posted by 21263325283E18767E7E7E470 link=1243287877/3#3 date=1243334788
            For the Monets or the cafe?
            Originally posted by 003522200D10470 link=1243287877/4#4 date=1243424873
            Definitely for the Monets, and Manets, Van Goghs, Renoirs, Degas, Renoirs, etc...

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            • #7
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              Alto Cafe, outside Galeries Layfayette department store. Jeremy Hulsdunk from Perth taught them how to make good coffee while he was in Paris!!

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              • #8
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                Currently in Paris, 90ml extraction is standard here.
                Had a shot at Soluna which has been blogged about as one of the best spots for a good coffee and yes the passion is there, they roast their own, only serve single origins but again, a 90ml shot.

                Walked past Alto Cafe many times, bought a scarfe at Galeries Layfayette yesterday (its warmer in London than Paris lately!) and saw they were using a 2 group FB70 and advertising toffee topped cream coffees, might give it a go

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                  Originally posted by 060114020F193F51595959600 link=1243287877/3#3 date=1243334788
                  Originally posted by 0834293238392E3B33385C0 link=1243287877/2#2 date=1243334620
                  And as I said last time Greg mentioned it, the Musee dOrsay is a must see as far as Im concerned.
                  For the Monets or the cafe?
                  well not for the coffee IMO
                  was there end of May this year check this winner out "fresh to the table"
                  not sure if the "free" chocky penut makes the $9.00 AUD coffee worth it but..... lol

                  nice clock in the musee but (could not get it in the shot)


                  I found some of the worst coffee i have ever drank in Paris, sad to think most seem to make it on UHT milk. the amount of cheese etc they have around one would think they should have fresh milk as well
                  any way some more pics of "winners" of the worst coffee ever

                  eiffel tower in background, little one slept a lot......


                  somewhere in montmarte near the metro, great microfoam?


                  some very forgetable coffee shop not sure where in Paris


                  picking up a new suit, had to try star..... to test them....
                  Champs Des Elysees


                  near Parisian church of Saint-Sulpice (rose line) check the crema on it ?



                  IMO seems this guy and the milk (can you call it milk?) below are the reason its so bad. "Richard" seemed to be everywhere we went....



                  then we went to Greece, i like coffee but, i think someone made a mistake here?

                  oh well the veiw was nice


                  i drank a lot of frappés in Greece, nothing exciting but nice.
                  no pics but i gave up.......
                  they make some on instant lol
                  nescaffee frappee please lol

                  i love France but considering its so close to the "home" of coffee Italy you would think it would be better......

                  happy travels



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                  • #10
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                    Thanks for the pics Maheel.

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                    • #11
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                      Nice pics Maheel. Looks a great trip (notwithstanding the coffee problems).

                      Youre right about French coffee - unfortunately, for a country with such a fine cuisine tradition, its diabolical. Ive heard of people living in the south of France going for regular trips across the Italian border just to get a decent cup.

                      I think I was very lucky to get a passable one in the Orsay (in the cafe, not restaurant) - possibly a a freshly opened bag, "barista" on that day who had some clue, whatever... It was the only time I had a second cup in the 4 weeks traveling between Rome and Monmouths in London (through France, Belgium, Ireland - ah, but the Guinness - and UK). Hopefully, the quality coffee wave will have swept through that part of the world before I go back (which I hope is not too far away).

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                        Two years after these earlier posts were made, its my sad duty to report that nothing has changed in this city which otherwise excels in matters of cheese, wine, bread,charcuterie and general joie de vivre.

                        But coffee seems to elude them.

                        My experience in the past few days: thin café express, almost boiling café au lait, and this morning, spotting a very busy cafe that had two Rancilio machines side by side and Lavazza beans, I naively thought I should ask for a cappuccino.

                        The middle-aged barista muttered something about half-half, and frothed up two milk jugs, spooned the cup with just the froth, till it was billowing over cup height.

                        He then dosed some coffee into the group handle, stuck it straight into the machine (no tamping, and as I observed, he didnt have a tamper, so all his coffees were made like this), and poured the resultant thin coffee into my fluff-filled cup.... 

                        FRANCE, I LOVE YOU, BUT WHY THE HELL CANT YOU GET THIS RIGHT!!!

                        Rome next week....relief on the way....

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                        • #13
                          For anyone lucky enough to be heading over to Paris (I'm there in September), this TimeOut article gives hope yet that good coffee may be found, if you know where to look.
                          The best coffee in Paris

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                            My hint for coffee in France is to kisten for the missing sound in most cafes - you rarely hear the sound of a grinder, almost no coffee is ground to order, many cafes spoon their ground coffee into the basket straight from a jar. If you hear a grinder, that's the cafe to go into.

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                              Originally posted by Bullitt View Post
                              I have a friend who is on an extended trip to France, working a bit in Paris.
                              Not sure if anyone has posted on this area before, she says Starbucks is convenient but not very good..(and shes not a CS).
                              Anyway if anyone can suggest places she might like to try I will pass it on.

                              Bullitt
                              My hint for coffee in France is to listen for the missing sound in most cafes - you rarely hear the sound of a grinder, almost no coffee is ground to order, many cafes spoon their ground coffee into the basket straight from a jar. If you hear a grinder, that's the cafe to go into.

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