As previously stated:

…I figured I would set out to try every espresso in The City (and some in the South Hills burbs)… if you want to find the perfect coffee, you have to put in the legwork. In the interest of simplicity, here’s how it’s gonna go down: single shot espresso, rating from 1-10 based solely on that shot. No further justification. Just because.

Today I found myself at the cafe in the lobby of the Ace Hotel in East Liberty. This was my first time walking into this place, and for a second I thought I was in the Twilight Zone: it was the most Brooklyn-y scene I’ve seen since leaving Brooklyn after a ton of years this past summer. I have no idea if that is good or bad– depends on who you are, I suppose.

Anyway, while hanging out in hotels kinda makes me itchy, I have to admit that they NAILED the coffee.