Friday, April 03, 2009

CC: Cafe Corsa

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Subject: Cafe Corsa
Location visited: LA, CA

Free WiFi ? : yes
Rating: 4+ [see key]

Romping around LA proved not as troublesome as I thought. Sure there was traffic at times and sure parking wasn't easy, but compared to other cities, it was quite refreshing.

One beautiful example of travel made easy was a stop made at an LA coffeehouse called Cafe Corsa. Located in a section of the city with mostly metered parking, the cafe sits in a brick shopping center with short-term parking.

The venue itself possesses a cozy look, with a few nice seating areas in the front and along the side. The coffee comes from two roasters: Intelligentsia and Oregon Coast Roasters. I had the Sumatra from Oregon Coast Roasters on their Clover, which ended up a little darker than I like, with a real strong oily presence, but still had some mild brightness and a light cherry tang. The espresso was fair, with a strong bitter sweetness on the front and an unattractive charcoal bite on the back. I did not note the tea.

While the experience didn't prove as great as the convenience, I think that had I gone with the Intelligentsia options, I might have had better fortunes (Oregon Coast Coffee seems to be a roaster of dark coffees).

If you're in the neighborhood needing a quick stop for decent coffee, give Cafe Corsa a stop.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love Intelligentsia coffee, ill definitely be checking this place out, thanks for the review. I didn't know a place like this was around, ive been buying all my Intelligentsia online from NeedCaffeine, a place I found online. Thanks!