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 really dig Pittsburgh’s Brookline neighborhood: it feels like old-school Pittsburgh, it’s generally very friendly and down-tempo, and it’s the home of local gems Pitaland, Las Palmas #1, and Rather Ripped Records.I was looking forward to sitting down in Cafe de Noir to check out their espresso game. But while their Mediterranean treats look pretty tasty, the coffee was only so-so.