RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- Coffee rules. Especially at 7 am on a Monday. Or 9 a.m on a weekend your morning cuppa soothes the soul.
Who Brews Bergen's Best Coffee?
Glaze Donuts, New Milford
Kuppi Coffee Company, Edgewater
Sook Pastry, Ridgewood
We asked for your favorites; three are now in the running in our DVlicious contest. Each is being profiled this week. Let your fingers do the clicking while you sip, savor – and vote.
Voting ends at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27. You are allowed to vote multiple times, albeit once per day.
What Makes It "Strong" : When Sook and her husband Izzy looked for the most luxurious coffee to complement the decadent French pastries at their Ridgewood cafe, they stopped at Illy.
"When there are variations in the coffee beans, it's not as good a flavor. Illy makes sure there are no variations in the size of the beans, how they’re roasted, so all the little beans are exactly equal,” said Sook.
The Illy name is synonymous with excellence, Sook said, and new baristas are specially trained so the Illy brand name is maintained.
Get A Cuppa : 24 S Broad St, (201) 493-2500; www.sookpastry.com .