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A rubber spatula, a squeegee, and a cup o' joe

BeantownHound | Feb 17, 200801:53 PM

Went to Starbucks on Charles St. to try out the Clover pressed coffee. This is one of the six starbucks (or some ridiculously small percentange) that has one of these 11 grand coffee presses. I typically find Starbucks a little to roasted but sometimes I like some of there other beans besides house. Basically it is "artisan" coffee that is ground to order (your choice of flavor), put into a kind of well that serves as a filter, it disappears down and gets pushed around with the spatula, then the grinds rise up to the top in a clump and they are squeegeed away into a little disposal. Whatever, hows it taste...

So i tried a kenyan bean, comes out pretty damn good. About two minutes or so for the process, that fresh taste of french press coffee. The first time I ever had pressed coffee was at Les Halles in NYC and I still remember being surprised how much fresher it tasted (so much so I of course went out a bought a press). Yea kinda like that. Overall not a bad deal 2 bucks for a small and 2.50 for a medium or whatever they call that in Fratalian. If your in the area it is a pretty good cup of coffee, and I think its the only Clover machine in Boston.

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