Have you heard of affogato? It’s a magical combination of ice cream and espresso found at a few locally-owned coffee shops here in Billings.

I learned about this delicious treat recently while talking with Damion Taylor, one of the owners of Mazevo, a new coffee shop located across from the Northern Hotel in downtown Billings.

Affogato is one of the more unique offerings at Mazevo – at least in my opinion – and one I couldn’t wait to try. Mazevo’s affogato is made with vanilla ice cream, two shots of espresso sourced from Ethiopia, Papua New Guinea, and Brazil, and a topping of whipped cream and drizzled caramel. YUM! It’s served in a small glass, which you can eat with a spoon or sip once it’s melted a bit.

It sounds delicious, right? Here’s a bonus – I couldn’t believe how affordable it was, too. My treat was just $3.

I’m considering this the espresso you didn’t know you need to try. It’s sweet but it’s not super sweet, which I can appreciate.

If you’re not a fan of spoons, you can order this treat in milkshake form at Mazevo. It’s called the Espresso Milkshake and it features the same ingredients as the affogato but blended.

Another fun offering at Mazevo is the Undertow. It’s made with flavoring, half and half and layers of espresso. It makes this really pretty layered effect in the shot glass.

Mazevo is open from 6 am to 9 pm Monday through Thursday and Damion plans to stay open until 3 am on Friday and Saturday nights to catch the nightlife crowd.

With in-house coffee roasting and baked goods, Mazevo is a wonderful spot to stop in for a cup of coffee and a treat, or grab one to-go on your way through downtown Billings.

Mazevo Coffee Roasters & Espresso Bar

2719 1st Ave. N
Billings, MT 59101
by Felicia
Felicia is exceptionally proud to be one of the million that get to call Montana home. She describes herself as a voracious reader and enjoys snapping a few photos when the opportunity presents itself. Born and raised in Billings, Felicia loves attending concerts at many of our local venues and volunteering with the American Cancer Society.