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Comment Archives: stories: Food & Drink: Drinking Local

Re: “Craft cocktail drinking guide

credit due to the bends for having good liquors to work with and interesting cocktails available but all three i've had there were terrible. ciro's or mandarin are your best bet for a great drink.

Posted by anon on 01/16/2013 at 3:30 PM

Re: “Craft cocktail drinking guide

psst - w/r/t mise en place: nate doesn't work there anymore.

Posted by somebody on 01/04/2013 at 7:45 PM

Re: “Craft cocktail drinking guide

this list is making me thirsty!

Posted by jj on 01/03/2013 at 11:36 AM

Re: “Cold caffeine comfort

WE HAVE THE "TODDY" !!! Incredible Edibles at 721 Lakeview Rd. in Clearwater. Recently opened a coffee bar within our gourmet food, wine, and chocolate gift shop. Cold toddy drinks, hot coffee and fruit smoothies. Check it out. Best of all the toddy latte is only $2.69!!

Posted by IncredibleEdibles on 06/24/2008 at 1:14 PM

Re: “Cold caffeine comfort

Just an FYI, Nola Cafe cold brews their coffee. I haven't tried their iced coffee, but the hot coffee is wonderful. Granted, being able to order some powdered sugary goodness (aka beignets) doesn't hurt either!

Posted by JFischer27 on 06/23/2008 at 2:07 PM

Re: “Cold caffeine comfort

I asked about Seattle's Best, because I've read they have embraced the cold press method. So, I'm curious if Border's has too. But I'm sure some locally-owned coffeeshops could do it better.

I'm sure Sacred Grounds is good. Globe has a great thai iced coffee (with coffee ice cubes). But I only picked places open early in the day.

As far as the coffee/water ratio for cold press coffee, try 1/3 concentrate to 2/3 water... or 1/3 concentrate, 1/3 ice, 1/3 water.

And for Kahwa: I like the coffeeshop, but their iced coffee still doesn't compare. Without the shot of espresso, it would be quite flavorless. It's basically an iced Americano, which is good, but very different than iced coffee.

Posted by Alex Pickett on 06/19/2008 at 4:05 PM

Re: “Cold caffeine comfort

Thanks for this article. I agree about the DD and McD coffee, you have to put so much crap in it and you can still taste the watered down flavor. I don't know if they have cold press, but check out Cafe Kili behind the Applebees on Fowler/56th.

I decided to try my hand at cold press, and corsely ground some Celestial Seasonings Morning Thunder beans (I always loved the tea of that same name: "When your get 'em up won't, Morning Thunder will" they advertised on the box.) I let the grounds soak overnight in my french press but I think my coffee to water ratio was too low, because my coffee was rather weak. (for my taste, anyway.) I was able to drink it sans good buddies milk and sugar, however. Very low acidity! Thanks for turning me on to this!

P.s. Borders does use Starbucks owned Seattle's Best Coffee.

Posted by ameliorator on 06/19/2008 at 9:45 AM

Re: “Cold caffeine comfort

Thanks for this article. I agree about the DD and McD coffee, you have to put so much crap in it and you can still taste the watered down flavor. I don't know if they have cold press, but check out Cafe Kili behind the Applebees on Fowler/56th.

I decided to try my hand at cold press, and corsely ground some Celestial Seasonings Morning Thunder beans (I always loved the tea of that same name: "When your get 'em up won't, Morning Thunder will" they advertised on the box.) I let the grounds soak overnight in my french press but I think my coffee to water ratio was too low, because my coffee was rather weak. (for my taste, anyway.) I was able to drink it sans good buddies milk and sugar, however. Very low acidity! Thanks for turning me on to this!

P.s. I do think Borders uses Seattle's Best. And Starbucks owns Seattle's Best.

Posted by ameliorator on 06/19/2008 at 9:40 AM

Re: “Cold caffeine comfort

Stay away from the chains if you want a good cup of coffee. The writer should try Sacred Grounds at 4819 E. Busch Blvd. in Tampa. Fantastic coffee, hot or iced!

Posted by dawnwan81 on 06/18/2008 at 7:26 PM

Re: “Cold caffeine comfort

Kahwa should be your next stop for iced coffee. They add a shot of espresso to counter the watering down effect of the ice. Tastes pretty decent straight. Prices OK.
GM

Posted by GregM on 06/18/2008 at 11:06 AM

Re: “Cold caffeine comfort

We all know where to get a shitty cup of ice coffee. How about telling us where to get a good one. You might start with the official coffee sponsor of your restaurant week edition, Kahwa Coffee. DUH!!!!!

Alan Aipel

Posted by Alan Aipel on 06/14/2008 at 12:38 PM

Re: “Cold caffeine comfort

Cafe Hey has a lot of really good iced coffees, conveniently located just north of 275 on Franklin Street.

I often enjoy the Black Hole on ice with just a dash of milk in it. Great price, convenient location, fair trade coffee and a LOCAL business! Wow!

Posted by David Jenkins (1) on 06/13/2008 at 7:44 AM

Re: “Cold caffeine comfort

Does Borders use Seattle's Best? Anybody know?

Posted by Alex Pickett on 06/12/2008 at 2:28 PM

Re: “Cold caffeine comfort

Check out TASTE cafe in Safety Harbor (on Main Street between Fifth and Sixth)...They do a dang fine I. C., IMHO.

-- The Parkman

Posted by parkman on 06/12/2008 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Cold caffeine comfort

Hey Alex,
This is Hilary. I am so glad you wrote this article. I am an iced coffee junky. I go to DD every morning. I think that no matter what they supported or didnt support when it comes to terrorism, I would still buy their iced coffee. I have tried a few on your list. Borders is good. I gotta try the Extreme Toddy at Indigos.

Thanks for the info.

Posted by HilBily on 06/12/2008 at 12:59 PM

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