PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Westchester County is full of places to get your caffeine fix, but if you want to perk up with the strongest espresso, the richest cappuccino or the most thoughtfully made cuppa joe, there are a handful of absolute musts -- at least according to Daily Voice readers who selected five among the best of the best.
Who Has The Best Cup Of Joe In Westchester County?
Antoinette's Patisserie, Hastings
Big Bang Coffee Roaster, Peekskill
Coffee Labs Roasters, Tarrytown
The Black Cow Coffee Co., Croton and Pleasantville
Hayfields Market, North Salem
Each is now vying for a spot in our ongoing DVlicious contest. The winner will be chosen Monday, March 21 at 5 p.m., soon after voting closes . In the meantime, here’s a brief profile of one our our finalists. Each nominee is being highlighted this week before the ultimate reveal on Tuesday, March 22.
So start sipping, savoring– and voting. You can vote multiple times, though only once per day. The winner receives a DVlicious certificate and the honors of being the county’s caffeinated favorite.
Big Bang Coffee Roasters, 1008 Main St., Peekskill, (914) 402-1280 http://www.bigbangcoffeeroasters.com/
The Fine Grind: Peekskill’s newest independent café is drawing praise for its socially conscious, family-owned, and kid-friendly vibe. It roasts small batches of its own beans at The Hat Factory, a former factory that now houses art studios, just five minutes away. It is located way in the back of a large space used for open mic nights, writers’ groups, and art exhibits. Its Co-Owner, Elina Dart, earned her chops working on a coffee farm in Kona, Hawaii. Free Wi-Fi makes it a good place to hang out and work, too. It also serves vegan pastries, gluten-free goodies, salads, paninis, and bagels.
Most Popular Brew: Hard to pin down just one, since Big Bang has dozens and is always changing the line-up. But, check out its monthly blog, where it introduces its baristas and waxes poetic about blends like Supernova, redolent of walnut and chocolate; and Ethiopian Natural Yirgacheffe, which has cherry notes. The Ethiopian Sidamo, when the beans are in season, is also a customer fave. This month, it is debuting a latte made with stoneground green tea.
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