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“great coffee in a modern setting.”

Black Velvet Coffee | Espresso Bar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $4
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

What a mood lifter. Coffee of all shapes and sizes: cold drip, pour over, espresso; it was hard to chosse just one. The lovely ladies serving didn't make my choice easier, with so many recommendations. I finally decided to try the pour over, my wife took a latte. What a great tasting beverage! What a great place. Everyone travelling past Mammoth Lakes should plan a break here. It's definitely worth the small detour.

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Reviewed October 23, 2012

A little slow in getting coffee, but all was because the staff really take their time to perfect your coffee. I've had Tully and other fine Italian/french coffees, but this...is really good. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed October 11, 2012

I'm a bit of a coffee geek and like to seek out the best coffee when I travel. On previous visits to Mammoth I've been to Looney bean which, while better than the likes of Starbucks was only ever Ok.
The baristas at Black Velvet consistently produced truly great straight espresso and nice latte art (the sign of perfectly foamed milk)
They have 2 synesso 2-group machines and a la Marzocco GS2 and roast their own coffee. A pair of cold brewers are prominent but the espresso was so good I didn't try any.

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Reviewed October 10, 2012 via mobile

Finding a coffee shop in Mammoth that uses the "pour over" method was a surprise. You wait a little longer and pay a little more but you get a consistent and good cup of coffee.

I occasionally visit Intelligensia in Chicago, where they also use the pour over method. Intelligentsia is far better, but Black Velvet gets points for trying, and I did enjoy my cup.

The service was friendly and not at all snobby, which you often find in hipper cafes, so that was nice.

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

This is an nice addition. The coffee is a cut above Starbucks, but the service is painfully slow. Once you have your coffee, it's a fairly comfortable place to hang out. The location is a bit odd, and it's easy to miss it in the strip mall, but overall worth finding.

Thank Sleeli
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