Two days in a row at Merit in the hip and grunge, Deep Ellum district of Dallas.
The baristas take time and use care, are knowlegeable, and happy to talk coffee. In my line of work, I see a lot of espresso, particularly as the third wave has proliferated in from the coasts over the last ten and especially five, years. In my opinion, while this is wonderful, it has cased a "dilution" of talent and quality. In this environment, Merit seems to be the exception. And for the time and effort, the espresso (and cortados) were good. Going back again tomorrow.
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- Supporter ♡
I think Merit is the roasting branch of Local Coffee, started in San Antonio a number of years ago. We have enjoyed their cafes in San Antonio.