NYACK, N.Y. -- Rockland 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 three among the best of the best.
Who Has the Best Cup Of Joe in Rockland County?
Art Cafe of Nyack, Nyack
Bunbury's Coffee Shop, Piermont
Red Hill Cafe, New City
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 charismatic favorite.
The Fine Grind: The Art Cafe of Nyack sources its coffee beans from Counter Culture Coffee, a North Carolina distributor that sells beans directly from farmers and cooperatives worldwide. On its website, the company writes: "Our seasonal selection of single-origin coffees, limited-release offerings, and year-round selections, are the best expression of coffee's diverse traditions and origins."
Most Popular Brew: Art Cafe Manager Richelle Ortiz said there is not one popular stand-out, but people really like the espressos. She said the coffee is wildly popular because it's delicious, and because consumers appreciate the environmentally-focused technique behind the brew. "We're using good practices for growing beans," she said.
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