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The Coffee Hunt: 21st St. Coffee and Tea

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.

I was in The Strip yesterday, and having already tried La Prima Espresso, I opted this time for 21st St. Coffee and Tea. They serve Intelligentsia (as do many other local joints) so I knew this shot would be decent as the least least. The verdict: nicely executed, nice shop, I’ll be back.

9/10

21st St. Coffee and Tea

21st St. Coffee and Tea


 

The Coffee Hunt: La Prima Espresso

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.

A couple of days ago I finally got around to trying La Prima Espresso in The Strip. I’ve been looking forward to this place as it’s definitely old-school (complete with Italian dudes playing cards in the corner) and has a good reputation. They serve their own roast, so the “house” espresso truly is from the house. Overall: a very good coffee and well worth the visit. To me though, it’s a little too smooth as I prefer more bite and fruitiness in a shot.

8.5/10

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