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Posted Sun Mar 1, 2009, 10:33pm
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Has anyone tried Espresso Profeta in Los Angeles? A friend (who is a self-professed coffee idiot who would rather drink a strawberry smoothie) sent me this picture.

I'm wondering if anyone's tried it yet?

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Posted Mon Mar 2, 2009, 2:22pm
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No, I didn't know about it. It seems to be a Vivace/Caffe Luxxe offspring, and I'll have to give it a try. Here is a GPS story with photos.
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Posted Thu Mar 5, 2009, 3:12pm
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It looks like I will be buying some Vivace beans this weekend!

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Posted Fri Mar 27, 2009, 10:46am
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I'm back in L.A. for the weekend and staying nearby, so my wife & I stopped by this place this morning.  Between the two of us, we sampled a shot, a Flat White, a Cafe Nico (sweet orange concoction), an Americano, an almond croissant (same delicious type they serve at Intelligentsia), and a toasted cheese bread.  

Everything was excellent, a solid A, the space was lovely and had nice outside and inside seating areas, and I'll definitely go out of my way to come back.  My wife says to mention they also have free WiFi, which some other top shelf L.A. cafes do not.
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Posted Fri Mar 27, 2009, 11:05am
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According to the L.A. Times, partner Mitch Hale is one of David Schomer's original baristas at Caffe Vivace: story here.
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Posted Tue Mar 31, 2009, 8:13am
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Indeed, my wife and I went back again on Saturday morning before driving back up north and I had a long conversation with Simon (one of the baristas) and Mitch about the place.  Very cool guys.

While there, we consumed a couple of breve lattes, a shot, what they call an Italiano (shot with a couple oz. of water - I believe I've heard this called a Romano elsewhere), and a White Velvet (chocolate drink, delicious and not too sweet - perfect), all of which were star quality.  

Oh, and they had another thing that a lot of 3rd wave shops don't and that I miss - coffee cards!  I got half of my 10 stamps that day.  :-)  They also sell beans out of their own stock so if you want to pick up a pound of Vivace Vita, it'll certainly be fresh.  All of the drinks were outstanding, in fact the shot I think maybe in my top 10 ever, and the space so nice, I can't recommend it highly enough.
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Posted Sat Apr 4, 2009, 6:47pm
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Yes, we went today, and they're the real deal. David Schomer came down from Vivace in Seattle and did the training on site. My tea drinker wife loved the orange specialty drink (Cafe Niko, I think). My espresso and silky-sweet cappa were first rate.

Charming space, too. Perfect for after a visit to the Hammer/UCLA Museum across the street.
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Posted Sat Apr 11, 2009, 11:09am
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They overstocked on beans and are running a special today.  A pound of espresso Vita for $8.50!
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Posted Sat Apr 11, 2009, 7:10pm
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Darn, wish I was there.  Back in SF now, though I did pick up a wonderful smelling Misty Valley from BB this afternoon...
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Posted Tue May 26, 2009, 10:14am
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I made it to Espresso Profeta.

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