Seattle-Style Coffee at Caffé Vita

The javafication of New York continues at Caffé Vita on the Lower East Side, the first East Coast outpost of a pioneering coffee roaster from Seattle. wewwew's tried two of its coffees, one brewed at the two-month-old shop and the other at home. The store-made cup, made from a medium-dark roast, was "medium-bodied and long without any forced concentration," wewwew says. "The more I drank it the better I liked it." The other, Gayo River from Sumatra, was a darkish roast, "really full-bodied, much flamboyant aromas." Even wewwew, no lover of dark roasts, says this one "hits lots of sweet spots."

Caffé Vita [Lower East Side]
124 Ludlow Street (between Rivington and Delancey streets), Manhattan

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