Blue Bottle Coffee Affogato (Drink of the Week)

Coffee Los Angeles

Is the affogato a food or drink? Does it even matter? By now, you probably know that an affogato features ice cream “drowned” in fresh-pulled espresso. The dessert is now available in Mid-City at Blue Bottle Coffee’s new, most fully realized location in Los Angeles.

The cafe features white brick walls, blonde wood accents and a space-age Kees van der Westen espresso machine that sports a small blue bottle logo. The kitchen produces toasts, waffles, sandwiches, baked goods and other coffee-friendly foods, along with a small selection of signature beverages. Their affogato intrigued me most of all.

Their Affogato ($5) featured Sweet Rose Creamery malted milk ice cream with mocha ripple, “drowned” in a fresh pulled double espresso. On its own, Blue Bottle’s espresso doesn’t rank with my very favorites, but the liquid’s bitterness lends itself well to the sweet, rich ice cream. Bonus: by ordering an affogato, you simultaneously get a caffeine fix and dessert. I look forward to seeing which ice cream flavors that Sweet Rose provides to Blue Bottle for future affogato collaborations.

Address: 8301 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Blue Bottle Coffee Affogato (Drink of the Week)

8301 Beverly Boulevard Los Angeles CA 90048

Joshua Lurie

Joshua Lurie founded FoodGPS in 2005. Read about him here.

Leave a Comment