Grupetto is not a third-wave coffeehouse.

The owner, who is one of the friendliest whom I have encountered in my travels, said so quite explicitly when I mentioned how I had found the place, a recommendation from a barista in Buffalo. He was quite honest in explaining how they served traditional Italian espresso, so no single origin or light roast. The don't even have filter coffee at this location, because the space does not have the plumbing for water (they jug it in for the espresso). They will, however, have filter coffee at their newer location, once they move.

The space itself is quite interesting, so it's kind of too bad that it won't work out for them, and it's also too bad that the coffee itself is not what I am looking for. The Americano that I had was okay, but no matter how good dark-roasted espresso is, it's simply not what I am looking for.

Grupetto is not a third-wave coffeehouse.

The owner, who is one of the friendliest whom I have encountered in my travels, said so quite explicitly when I mentioned how I had found the place, a recommendation from a barista in Buffalo. He was quite honest in explaining how they served traditional Italian espresso, so no single origin or light roast. The don't even have filter coffee at this location, because the space does not have the plumbing for water (they jug it in for the espresso). They will, however, have filter coffee at their newer location, once they move.

The space itself is quite interesting, so it's kind of too bad that it won't work out for them, and it's also too bad that the coffee itself is not what I am looking for. The Americano that I had was okay, but no matter how good dark-roasted espresso is, it's simply not what I am looking for.
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