Another Starbucks on the way

Wed, 05/30/2007 - 8:36pm
By: John Munford

New Starbucks on the way

The old Fuddrucker's building at the Peachtree Crossings East shopping center is getting a makeover in preparation for a new tenant: Starbucks coffee company.

The location is just east of the Peachtree City limits and is sure to lure customers making the east-west commute on Ga. Highway 54.

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Submitted by Danbertex on Thu, 05/31/2007 - 9:19am.

Save yourself a small fortune; invest in a good steel Stanley thermos and bring your own coffee to work.

Submitted by McDonoughDawg on Thu, 05/31/2007 - 9:57am.

I understand your comment, but it could be said about any restaurant for that matter. It's cheaper to buy it at the store. That being said, taken to the extreme, why don't we all grow our own food anyways? Wouldn't that be cheaper? Sometimes folks just want to be served.

I don't begrudge someone wanting to enjoy a nice cup of joe and have a little conversation.

A nice Starbucks is better than an empty building in my opinion.

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Submitted by Gump on Thu, 05/31/2007 - 9:50am.

Also, if you like the taste of Starbuck's coffee, then you have to invest $20 in a coffee grinder and grind your own beans. You can buy the whole beans at any grocery store, even WalMart. Grinding the beans fresh makes a huge difference in the flavor quality of the coffee you brew. It tastes richer than factory-ground coffee. The drawback is that you have to invest about 15 minutes in brewing the coffee each morning, and I always seem to be running late. So I usually grind the beans the night before, and just brew it in the AM.

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Submitted by bad_ptc on Sat, 06/02/2007 - 1:21am.

I hate the name of it but a french press makes great fresh coffee.

Drip coffee should be illegal or at least be labeled coffee and/or "used crank case lubricant".

If it could only be called something else I'm sure the coffee would taste that much better.

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Submitted by Gump on Sat, 06/02/2007 - 8:22am.

I'll have to research that. When I was deployed to Italy during the Bosnian conflict, our hotel had a cappuccino machine that I loved, but those machines are quite large and expensive--not really practical in the average home kitchen.

Submitted by bj7755 on Sat, 06/02/2007 - 12:17am.

Gump- If you really like the taste of great coffee go to the Senoia coffee company have some their FRESH coffee, buy some FRESH beans, get a real grinder (not one of those little whirly blade spice grinders)use Dasani water and enjoy!
Coffee beans lose MOST of their flavor within 2-3 weeks of roasting and the beans you get in Kroger and Charbucks may be as old as 9 months.
Senoia as well as other specialty roasters roast beans weekly and YOU WILL TASTE THE DIFFERENCE!
If you want the taste of Charbucks ask Senoia to overroast the beans so that the result will taste like something that came out of a coal stove.

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Submitted by Gump on Sat, 06/02/2007 - 8:01am.

Where exactly is the Senoia coffee company? (I'm guessing it's in Senoia.) I'm currently using Eight O'Clock regular coffee beans, which I'm perfectly happy with, and yes, I already have a real grinder from Solis. It's "burr-type" grinder, not the blade type.

Do you have any particular beans you'd recommend? I'm always game to try a new variety. I'm not that fond of Starbucks, but you have to admit that Starbucks is way better than the generic coffee you usually get in auto-drip coffee makers, like at the typical office. For example, McDonalds coffee used to be absolutely awful, but they upgraded their coffee about a year ago, and now it's just mediocre, not terrible.

Submitted by bj7755 on Sun, 06/03/2007 - 1:08am.

The real master roaster in this area is David Pengelly. He founded Senoia Coffee and now just roasts beans. Go to His beans are superb! His Marcella blend is the perfect combo of all spectrums.

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Submitted by Gump on Sun, 06/03/2007 - 9:02am.

I'll have to try some of that coffee.

Submitted by bj7755 on Sun, 06/03/2007 - 1:01am.

Senoia Coffee is on the corner of main by the railroad tracks.

Colombian is always good at the full bodied end of the spectrum with Kenyan on the other end imparting a bright wine like taste. Guatemalan is a middle of the road bean. Buy ½ pounds of 3-6 beans brew with French press and Desani water and then play with blends. The beans at Senoia are very fresh

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Submitted by diablo_ogre on Thu, 05/31/2007 - 11:05am.

I agree I would rather see another starbuck's open than have a building sitting empty. I like to see business's thrive and stay open than to look like an abounded ghost town.

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