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RJ Gourmet coffehouse

KilgoreTrout Feb 14, 2012 05:54 AM

I went this morning. 2nd or 3rd day of business. Beautiful latte. Though most of my life has been in Boston and NYC, I spent 4 years in Seattle. I learned what the platonic ideal of a latte is out there. Just enough espresso, and quality fresh steamed milk. The milk should lend a natural sweetness to counter the acid and bitter in espresso. These guys nailed it. Clean space, limited drink menu, nice looking pastries. I live on the opposite side of Cambridge, so this can't be my daily spot. But leaving for work at 7:30 instead of 8 today was worth it. This is the kind of place that every neighborhood in Seattle and Portland has at least one of. I encourage everyone to check it out. Maybe every neighborhood here will have one soon enough if demand exists.

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    Moopheus RE: KilgoreTrout Feb 15, 2012 10:11 AM

    The platonic ideal of an espresso shouldn't really be bitter.

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      KilgoreTrout RE: Moopheus Feb 15, 2012 11:32 AM

      Astringent? Tannic? Maybe its just the acidity that balances well with the milk.

    2. Matt H RE: KilgoreTrout Feb 16, 2012 08:53 AM

      Stopped off today as well, ordered the Mexican Mocha. Excellent Drink that is made with Espresso, Mexican Chocolate and Steamed Milk. I live right by Voltage so that will remain my regular, but RJ is another good option to have in the area.

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