WELCOME TO LOSTDOGCOFFEE ESPRESSO AN TEA ARTS EMPORIUM.
Where we make EVERYTHING better!
We Respect and Enjoy both TEA and COFFEE. We consider them different paths to same same point of Pleasure!
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ART IS SCIENCE COFFEE IS GOD DRINK IT UP
"You'll get no arguments from me on that statement. You can probably count the restaurants in the US that can make a decent cup of java on 3 hands, and ANY of the "chain" coffee joints like Starbucks or Daily Grind are little more than glorified (and RADICALLY overpriced) diners. The fact that most of the "baristas" at these types of places are snotty, illiterate, brain-dead Gen-Hers doesn't help. To make a good cup, you need to actually have a fundamental grasp of things like temperature gradients, ground density, and you need a refined palette to taste the final product. I have yet to meet a Starbucks employee who could discuss coffee with any sort of intelligence--the old guys who used to work grinding coffee in A&P Grocery stores "back in the day" knew more about coffee than most of these schmucks..."
The best "commercial" cup of coffee, espresso, or cappuccino I've ever had are made at a little independent coffeehouse in Shepherdstown, West Virginia called "The Lost Dog Coffee". Their owner is insane (as in Randall Graham of Bonny Doon Vineyards sort of insane), and it's a college town, so the kids behind the counter are actually literate (which is more than you can say for most "chains"..). The don't have a website that I know of
www.Lostdogcoffee.com. But they hang a lot of art from the local college students, play REALLY up-to-date music, and their biscotti are astounding. They also make the best Chai Latte I've ever had...
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EARLY IN THE LAST CENTURY, THE TERM 'CAFE SOCIETY' WAS COINED TO MAKE NOTE OF GROUPS OF PEOPLE PARTICIPATING IN CREATING AN AIR OF SOCIAL, POLITICAL, AND CIVILZATIONAL CHANGE IN AMERICA. IMAGRANT ARTISTS, PHILOSOPHERS, WRITERS, RADICALS, MOVIE STARS, POETS, PHILANTHROPISTS AND THE LIKE MET AND MINGLED IN SMALL CITY CAFES AND COFFEE HOUSES. THIS UNPRECEDENTED COMBINATION GATHERING OF VARIED TYPES PERSON CONSTITUTED THE BEGINNINGS OF A RADICAL BREAKDOWN OF SOCIAL, RELIGIOUS, ECONOMIC, AND POLITICAL BARRIERS. ONE WHICH CONTINUES TO THIS DAY.
IN THIS NEW CENTURY, THE CONCEPT OF "CAFE' SCOCIETY" IS ALIVE AND WELL. YOU MAY HAVE TO LOOK AROUND A BIT. THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX A LITTLE. A PLACE LIKE THIS ISN'T IN FRONT OF YOU. IT'S ALWAY IN THE SHADOWS; IN THE PERIPHRIAL. LOSTDOGCOFFEE SERVES THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING A SPACE FOR COMMUNITY TO USE AS IT SEES FIT. WE REPRESENT THE ELEMENT THAT WOULD SERVE TO PONDER NOT SO MUCH ABOUT DIFFERENCES BUT ABOUT INATE LIKENESS OF SPIRIT. BARRIERS OF CHANGE ARE BUILT WITH BRICKS OF DIFFERENCE. BARRIERS ARE CRUSHED WHEN WE DISCOVER AND REVEL IN THE SIMILARITIES WE ALL SHARE AS AS HUMANS. RESPECT AND COOPERATION ARE BOURN OUT OF SUCH AN ENVIORNMENT. TOLERANCE AND UNDERSTANDING BECOME A CORNERSTONE OF LIVING WITH EACH OTHER. WELCOME TO OUR CAFE SOCIETY. INDULGE AND DISCOVER.