PLEASANTVILLE, 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 has been 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.
The Fine Grind: Prides itself on being the anti-Starbucks with its in-house roasted beans and Greenwich Village vibe. The Pleasantville location is on one of the village’s main streets, while the Croton locale recently moved spots to a more spacious building.
Co-owner Michael Grant and other baristas get a thumbs-up from customers for their skill at fielding orders at both. The beans - sourced from all over the world -- are roasted at the Cow's Croton-on-Hudson cafe and bought to the Pleasantville venue where they are ground up.
Most Popular Brew: Cow has high-octane blends like "Axel's Grease," which is made with half Brazilian and half Kenyan beans, and "Love Supreme," inspired by jazz saxophonist and composer John Coltrane, with Ethiopian Harrah and Kenyan Peaberry beans.
Its signature mocha drinks, like the “Cow Whip,” grown-up chocolate milk made with espresso; and the “Frozen Cow,” a Frappuccino-like concoction attract the younger crowds. Then of course there's the “Black Cow,” its signature brew made with espresso and steamed chocolate milk.
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