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 tried espresso a mano in Lawrenceville. Unlike most coffee shops I’m encountering in Pittsburgh, espresso a mano offers two “house” espressos: Counter Culture and Coava. Since I’ve had CC many times, I went for the Coava El Gorrion. Absolutely PERFECT cup of coffee, and the best I’ve had in Pittsburgh so far.