Burial Grounds Coffee Where is my ESPRESSO Joint?

Burial Grounds Coffee – Where is my Espresso Joint?  OK, so I roll out of bed, krank the ol’ espresso machine up & get ready to catch up on my email, write a couple of articles for Improvijazzation Nation and  Contemporary Fusion Reviews magazines, then wrap it all up with a quick social visit down to my espresso joint in my GTO…

…only to find when I arrive at the corner of 4th Avenue & whatever, that it’s not THERE… WHAT?  Horror of horrors… there are no tables outside waiting for itinerant hipsters (like me), tweakers & talkers & there’s a sign on the front door that says “Cafe Vita is permanently closed”…

A definite, absolute BUMMER is in order here, ‘coz nearly all of my “social time” was spent sitting in the chairs right out side their door, catchin’ up rays & snortin’ their fine espresso…. hmmm… what to do?  Firstly, head back to the crib & burn another quad-shot breve on my home machine – but, I can’t do without my espresso joint, aye? 

It took a couple of days, but only one street over, just down (or up, depending on your perspective, as Philip José Farmer would say) from Rainy Day Records, you’ll find a somewhat quaint, but very cool little coffee house in the style of old Olympia called “Burial Grounds“… right across the street from the Olympia Film Society

So, I head back down (the next morning) & try it out… excellent blends of espresso, friendly atmosphere & some really STRONG possibilities to become my favorite daytime haunt in downtown Olympia… fine service (THEY mentioned the senior, military, etc., etc., discounts to ME – too cool) & a laid-back vibe that takes me way back to my earliest days (1980’s) in this fine city. 

I’m quite impressed, and expect to explore lots of fine new things & folks there in the coming months!  I give this little shop a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED… try it, you’ll like it!


Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Dick Metcalf (aka Rotcod Zzaj) is a globe-hopping musician and poet who spent many years roving the world until he finally settled in his current abode, Lacey, Washington... just down the road from Seattle. He started IMPROVIJAZZATION NATION magazine in 1990 (still being published), and Contemporary Fusion Reviews magazine in 2016. He also was a keyboard player & singer for many years... you can hear (and download for free) many of those works at his "Internet Archive Collection". If you'd like to support our efforts and get something in return, there are also a few of these albums for sale on the Rotcod Zzaj BandCamp site"

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