Avito Caffé receives title of Berwyn’s Best for specialty coffee

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Avito Caffe owner Vito Brancato is proud that his café has taken home the Best Coffee title in Berwyn's Best competition. Courtesy of the Chicago Tribune.

Avito Caffé at 6510 W. Ogden Ave. has walked home a winner with its Café Nutella. The café participated in Berwyn’s Best competition in early January, which was determined to find the best local specialty coffee. The café was up against local favorites Café Latino, Friendly Coffee Lounge, Happy Buddha Café and Mission House Café.

Steaming a nice scoop of Nutella hazelnut spread in milk is the beginning to making the winning specialty drink by Avito Caffé. The drink is then built around fresh roasted La Capannina espresso shots for an eclectic and tasteful Italian blend of Arabica and Robusto coffees.

Owner Vito Brancato said, “After 14 years of serving up Italian “caffe” at 6510 Ogden, it’s an honor to be voted Berwyn’s best coffee shop. I share this honor with the cast of loyal characters (oops, I mean customers) that inspire my filmmaking. And as always, DRINK COFFEE, YOU CAN SLEEP WHEN YOU’RE DEAD.”

The competition had a group of local judges for a blind taste-test in which the judges compared each specialty coffee side-by-side. They judged each drink based on taste, presentation and texture. Their scores along with a public poll determined the contest winner. Judges included Brian Pabst of the City of Berwyn, Joe Chomiczewski of the Wednesday Journal, Tom Head of Heads Up Coffee, Kristen Hlavacek of James & Williams Jewelers, Martha Santoyo of Avon by Martha Santoyo and Aaron Mitchell of The Outta Space, Inc. and BAM! Berwyn Arts and Music.

“Berwyn’s Best” is a promotional program managed by the BDC.
For more information on the Berwyn Development Corporation and ‘Berwyn’s Best” contest, click here.

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