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Blue Bottle Nirvana at Temescal

oakjoan | Nov 7, 2006 10:06 PM

Last Sunday I visited the Temescal FM for the first time. Although I was a bit disappointed at the lack of produce, etc. stands and the large number of jewelry stands, I did pick up some really great onions and garlic. I think there were only 3 or 4 produce stands. Also lots of food stalls selling prepared food.

I had not, however, eaten any breakfast or had any coffee when I got there. The first stand I saw (after passing the jewelry tables) was Blue Bot. I got in line with the rest of the caffeine-challenged and waited my turn. I have only had BB coffee twice before, both times at the Berk. FM and both times from a cooler containing a pitcher of premade iced coffee. It was pretty great, but the real stuff is far superior.

I tell you, I've been a Peet's groupie for almost 40 years and this was really superior. I was blown away. With the coffee, I chomped on a scone from Bakesale Betty's stand. I almost started dancing and singing ala Fred Astaire - "Heaven, I'm in heaven, and my heart beats so that I can hardly speak" etc etc.

I bought some beans and froze them because I don't make coffee at home til the wknd. Hope they hold up.

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