slandau6 Senior Member Joined: 13 Oct 2012 Posts: 2 Location: Seattle Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Sat Oct 13, 2012, 8:50am Subject: Good espresso in NOLA?
Headed to New Orleans over Thanksgiving. Any coffee geeks out there know of some places I should try when I'm there? Not expecting to find Vivace-quality establishments. Just looking for a place with a local vibe and well-trained baristi who can pull short, tasty shots. Thanks!
TonyVan Senior Member Joined: 24 May 2010 Posts: 269 Location: Pacific Northwest Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: GS/3, La Pavoni Grinder: Macap M7K, Rocky Drip: Kone
Posted Sun Oct 14, 2012, 12:07pm Subject: Re: Good espresso in NOLA?
I was in New Orleans earlier this year and the best espresso I had by far was at La Divina. They're on St. Peter St. about a block off Jackson Square (and I think they have another shop in the Garden District).
A lot of people looking for espresso don't notice them because they're known and advertised as a gelateria and they don't show up on the lists for coffee shops. The shots I had there were carefully made by a barista who clearly knew what she was doing. I may not remember correctly, but I think they were running a three-group Linea. It was good enough that I returned a couple times.
BTW, their gelato was very, very good. They had a "Scura" chocolate that was made with first-rate dark chocolate and gianduija, and I believe there was also a particularly good bourbon-toffee gelato too - plus many, many others. Definitely worth trying out. Have a great trip!
Roland Senior Member Joined: 21 Mar 2004 Posts: 21 Location: KY Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Olympia Cremina Grinder: Mazzer Major Roaster: Behmor
Posted Thu May 23, 2013, 6:44pm Subject: Re: Good espresso in NOLA?
Spitfire Espresso Bar, 627 St Peter St Best espresso I had in New Orleans. La Divina (next door) was disappointing, green-haired lady was obviously new to espresso and did not know how to handle the machine.
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