Today’s Seattle Post-Intelligencer featured an article on the latest espresso bar opened by Espresso Vivace in the Cascade neighborhood of Seattle: Retail Notebook: Espresso Vivace is 1st tenant in new retail/office complex.

Now opening its third coffeehouse, Espresso Vivace is one of the best places to order an espresso in North America. Its owner, David Schomer, is the author of the espresso preparation bible, Espresso Coffee: Professional Techniques — one of the few books on the subject I recommend.

Some critics may point out that Schomer is a bit too serious and a bit too full of himself, but no one can deny that he makes one mean espresso.