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New Cota Building?
updated: Jan 31, 2014, 8:15 AM

By Edhat Subscriber

There is new construction going on at Cota and Anacapa, right next to the new French Press where that bicycle shop used to be. Does anyone know what type of building is being built and what will go in there?

Thanks edhatters!

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 COMMENT 490779 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-31 08:23 AM

the french press is expanding


 COMMENT 490783P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-31 08:34 AM

Just how many coffee and tea houses does Santa Barbara need? Starbucks, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Peete's, Coffee Cat, French Press. Seems to me SB has more then it's share of places to get high on caffeine. Did I leave anyone out?


 COMMENT 490785P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-31 08:38 AM

783P: The Daily Grind has 2 locations, also. I just don't get this whole coffee takeover. No wonder everyone is so hyped up these days.


 COMMENT 490789P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-31 08:45 AM

After that location went empty or underused for a long time, it's nice to see a local business thrive at this location. Apparently locals and visitors appreciate choice of coffee houses, or it must be a profitable business, with no cook or large kitchen needed or …..


 COMMENT 490795 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-31 08:51 AM

Seriously? Are they growing there own coffee beans behind the place also?


 COMMENT 490797 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-31 08:52 AM

Judging by the usual lines at The French Press, I think there is a demand for their services, so I don't see anything wrong with the situation. They're just filling an apparent need.


 COMMENT 490802P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-31 09:08 AM

Thanks 785P.


 COMMENT 490820 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-31 10:06 AM

785... claiming everyone is so hyped up because of half a dozen or more coffee shops is a bit disingenuous. You'd think having as many churches would make everyone in town holier and just a bit nicer to everyone. But we all know that's not quite the case either.

783... Muddy Waters, the Java Station ... and lets not forget all the breakfast joints serving coffee nor the convenience stores, gas stations and even liquor stores serving caffeine buzz drinks and supplements as well as coffee.


 COMMENT 490836 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-31 10:32 AM

The French Press is not expanding. The property owner built a 3500 s.f. commercial building on spec. For lease.


 COMMENT 490847 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-31 10:59 AM

It's funny that people complain about coffee options. I guarantee we have many more bars than coffee shops in this town. Who cares?


 COMMENT 490873 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-31 11:28 AM

@847...so true. Besides, most of the coffee shops in this town are terrible i.e. The Daily Grind, RoCo, Zissos, Hot Spots, The Good Cup on State (not the Mesa, Beth can pull a mean shot at that location), Starbucks. Its places like The French Press, Handlebar and Vice and Spices that need to be expanding and opening second and third locations.


 COMMENT 490888 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-31 12:08 PM

873 - Yes! RoCo, Daily Grind Coffee Cat serve terrible coffee... no idea how RoCo has stayed in business for so long, I guess its nostalgia or location. Their brew is gross.

Peets, The French Press, Handlebar are where great coffee is served.


 COMMENT 490908P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-31 12:39 PM

I live with two coffee drinkers. I don't care what anyone says to the contrary, coffee can't be good for you. This is apparent to me, every time these guys down a cup of coffee. They both blab on and on like wild men, with prolonged and narcissistic fervor. Coffee. Ugh. It obviously depletes one's system. All that energy isn't "provided" by the coffee. The energy is robbed from your system in large amounts. (One cup a day, okay, but more? No.) What goes up, must come down . . .unless you guzzle yet another cup of coffee. So glad I don't drink the stuff.


 COMMENT 490918 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-31 12:55 PM

"I don't care what's true or not, I believe what I believe!"

What a wonderful testament to out society's current attitude towards... well, pretty much everything.

Of course there are people who drink too much coffee. Just like there are people who drink too much tea or too much water or pound energy drinks. Sheesh.


 COMMENT 491127 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-01 08:58 AM

820 You made me smile, I'm with you there!


 COMMENT 491134 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-01 09:17 AM

Remember how a decade ago it suddenly became the fashion to carry around "sport water bottles" and suck from them everywhere in public, hydrating and looking like babies at the bottle? Well, as the economy worsens I am predicting that the next trend will be thermoses, like all of us used to take to school in our lunch boxes, and people will actually step up to making their own coffee at home and taking it with them to work, FOR PENNIES. I predict!


 COMMENT 491143 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-01 09:37 AM

49088, I disagree. Roco has very good coffee. Maybe your taste in coffee leans toward flavored foo-foo coffee.


 COMMENT 491235 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-01 01:47 PM

I just wish they were all as dedicated to fair-trade coffee as Peet's is. I grew up on the original Peet's, when he was the only one concerned with obtaining a fair price for the actual producers of the beans, by seeking out individual growers in far-away places. AND it is really good coffee. There can never be too many coffee shops. There CAN be too many bars, as evidenced by all the manslaughters by DUIs. Moderationin all things, guys.


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