My Faith in Milwaukee Coffee Talent has been -yet again- diminished
In follow up to the Milwaukee Coffee blog I posted about a week ago... a recent visit to Anodyne in Bay View resulted in... well, a most disappointing experience. Something about the oldies station combined with sweat-pant-clad soccer moms really deters from the atmosphere. I understand, they can like coffee too (even if they pronounce espresso with an "x")... and by all means please do so, but I'm so used to seeing those types at Starbucks and Alterra... and with that, well, I've become "a snob". I associate the soccer moms with crappy coffee drinks that don't taste like coffee... and actually have heard the phrase "this doesn't taste like the cappucino I get at the gas station... this is awful!" on more than one occasion. Coffee is bitter-sweet, people. Not syrupy. If you like syrup, please flock to your local quick-mart for a machine-generated crappacino...
That aside, my latte did not consist of espresso-roasted beans. Rather, some other roast... perhaps Columbian... or Brazilian? If you're out of espresso roast, please say something... don't just substitute the nearest bean, for god's sake!
So, my loyalty is now only to the Anodyne on Brady St. The Original. The Best. Too bad I have to deal with all of the Brady Street yuppies that have taken over the area... and the parking.
Oh, how I miss the old days... Changin' Times... the wiccan spell shop... Rochambo's smoky second floor with a view of the gravel parking lot across the street... and scary Pierre - what ever happened to him???
...but I digress.
I will most likely end up at Hi-Fi... provided they have enough room. Too many wi-fi-ers, not enough seating. At least they use Alterra Coffee to its fullest potential... and I've never gotten a non-espresso, espresso drink :)