JasonBrandtLewis Senior Member Joined: 9 Dec 2005 Posts: 6,200 Location: Berkeley, CA Expertise: I live coffee
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Posted Thu Mar 28, 2013, 9:43am Subject: Velvet in New Orleans . . .
After years of searching for GREAT espresso in New Orleans, I finally found Velvet.
You'd think -- given New Orleans history as the main port for coffee entering the US -- this wouldn't have been such a problem, but then, you'd be wrong. Nothing even remotely close to the quality of the espresso I've had in every other major city in the country has been available . . . until Velvet.
They offer espresso (pulled on a Nuova Simonelli Aureila), siphon coffee and pourover, from roasters like Intelligentsia, Stumptown, and -- my favorite -- Verve. The straight espresso and pourover I had were both excellent!
Can't speak to their baked goods, but I can't wait to go back on my next trip to NOLA.
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