And the Coffee Continues to Spilleth Over

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Grinding never looked so good. Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

One month ago, coffee freaks were abuzz about an unnamed European espresso franchise that had signed a reported $34,500-per-month lease (for 2,500 square feet) at Sixth Avenue and 13th Street. We now know that the enigmatic bringers-of-morning-glory are Segafredo Zanetti Espresso, a Bologna-based brand of the Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group, known for its lattes, affogatos, and Euro-beats. In other jittery news, Caff Vita, a bona fide member of Seattles independent coffee scene, is opening a shop, complete with a century-old Cothot roaster, on the Lower East Side this Monday. In other words, sleep (and Starbucks?) soon becomes obsolete. [NYT]

Earlier: Which Mysterious European Coffee Chain Is Setting Up Shop In the West Village