49th Parallel repeats as Top Coffee Shop

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A year ago, Vince Piccolo had barely opened the doors to his chic little Kitsilano café when it was named the best coffee shop in town. This week 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters won the Krups Kup of Excellence again, proving that last year’s win was no single-shot wonder.

This is the third year the Krups Kup has been held in Vancouver. This year’s team of judges, comprising sommeliers, chefs and media, including this writer, visited six percolating hotspots to sip the espresso and sample the scene. They evaluated each place on décor, staff, presentation and, of course, the taste of the coffee. Congrats to Piccolo and his team!

Last modified: September 18, 2008

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