Allegria Espresso Bar


Day 2 – Seattle
November 8, 2007, 10:13 pm
Filed under: Coffee, Seattle

One really has to watch one’s caffeine intake here lest it get out of hand. Six shops, four espressos (two of which were doppios) plus a COE coffee and a coffee cupping all before the clock struck noon. I had to “curb the enthusiasm” by then and took the rest of the day to relax. But I am having so much fun. Meeting really nice people and trying good coffee. And, of course, learning whatever I can about coffee.

 I met David Schomer of Espresso Vivace and had a great time in his Denny Way Roasteria. He pulled me a shot that had a nice, caramelly sweetness to it. And I couldn’t leave without buying one of his newly made 20th anniversary cups. It’ll be a nice memento. I have to be careful with such cups though. I can imagine buying one at every place I stop and turning that one souvenir into many souvenirs that look gaudy.

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Espresso Vivace

What else? A cupping was held at Stumptown’s new place. Stopped in for a shot at Victrola and tried some of their new Rwanda coffee. And wandered all over Capitol Hill. Tomorrow’s CoffeeFest and the Northwest Regional Barista Comp so much more to come.

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