WEST MILFORD, N.J. -- Passaic County is full of places to get your caffeine fix, but if you want to perk up with the strongest espresso, the richest cappuccino or the most thoughtfully made cuppa joe, there are a handful of absolute musts -- at least according to Daily Voice readers who selected three among the best of the best.
Who Has The Best Cup Of Joe In Passaic County?
Cafecito, Prospect Park
The Fine Grind, Little Falls
The Vreeland Store, West Milford
Each is now vying for a spot in our ongoing DVlicious contest. The winner will be chosen Monday, March 21 at 5 p.m., soon after voting closes. In the meantime, here’s a brief profile of one our our finalists. Each nominee is being highlighted this week before the ultimate reveal on Tuesday, March 22.
So start sipping, savoring– and voting. You can vote multiple times, though only once per day. The winner receives a DVlicious certificate and the honors of being the county’s caffeinated favorite.
The Vreeland Store, 1383 Macopin Road, West Milford, N.J. (973) 874-0860
The Fine Grind: The historic 1861 building started out as a post office and a general store where local folks could mail a letter, buy a suit, and pick up a sack of grain at the same time. Vreeland -- now a rustic café, tavern, inn, and entertainment venue – gives patrons a place to get their daily caffeine fixes (or a stiff drink), and a bite of homey food. All of its beans come from Stumptown Coffee Roasters in Red Hook, Brooklyn, and are both organic and Fair Trade.
Most Popular Brew: For the kids, it’s the homemade hot chocolate, but for grown-ups, the “Coco Chai Mate Latte,” made with steamed coconut milk and chai and mate teas, hits the spot.
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