by Zach Miller
Caffe Medici is an excellent place to get coffee and the location on Guadalupe Street in no exception.
The Baristas at Medici are super friendly and pro coffee culture. I listened in last week as Barista Thomas King talked with a customer about coffee drinks for about 5 minutes. He discussed how the drinks they prepare differ from Starbucks drink. Often times he will show new coffee drinkers the difference and guide them towards ordering what they really want.
Interestingly he told me that he doesn’t dislike the concept of Starbucks. They may have modified and sweetened traditional coffee drinks, but Starbucks opens up the world of coffee to people.
Although the coffee and the food is great, the seating isn’t so great. They are just plain metal chairs that aren’t so inviting. The setting is cool and dark, the music is mellow, but those chairs just don’t make you want to stick around for a prolonged time.
Even if you may not sit and stay a while, the coffee is worth the visit. I wander down to get an Americano and roast beef sandwich as often as possible.