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Needs Artisan espresso coffee place ner CBD

scfinson Feb 14, 2013 10:52 AM

Any good espresso coffee bars near CBD. No Starbucks,s lowed. They are in th milk business. Thanks.

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    zin1953 Feb 14, 2013 03:41 PM

    In the FWIW Mode, I've been looking for great espresso in NOLA since before Katrina, and have been pleased only twice.

    Once was at a Community Coffee in the Quarter on a 3-group Cimbali . . . next time I came in, they had two commercial super autos. The second time was at the La Davina in the Quarter -- definitely not a La Marzocco -- but, again, it was only good the first time I went; the next two times, it sucked, and I gave up.

    Check out http://coffeegeek.com/forums/worldreg... and search "New Orleans."

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      Hungry Celeste Feb 14, 2013 11:17 AM

      Merchant on Common St sells Illy, it's not a bad shot from a decent machine.
      La Divina has a house blend locally roasted, plus a FQ location & a La Marzocco machine (though I don't frequent the FQ location, so I can't vouch for it).

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      1. re: Hungry Celeste
        zin1953 Feb 14, 2013 03:37 PM

        If they have an LM machine (in the Quarter -- haven't been to the other one), it's new since the last time I was there -- distinctly possible, as I haven't been there since 2011. (Really good gelato, though!)

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