It is hard to admit that your favorite place and hangout for years is loosing the edge of being the best coffee place in town. I was slowly coming to that conclusion that my hangout and meeting place was loosing it. I used to get awesome coffee there, then it started to be not awesome every time, but became very good to the occasional bad cup. I went there less frequently because of location and my work hours. I started going again and they are leveling out and becoming great again, with a some changes from the old times. Perhaps it is the natural evolution of an organic coffee shop or just a fluke. They focus on slow brew, mild coffee instead of my own poison of strong oily dark, bitter at first coffee. They only focus on the smoothness now. But last time when I came in, the barista looked at me and after ordering my Americano, said to me; "You want your coffee with the crema on top". I was surprised since I had not seen her often, but she remembered after a two month break. I was touched and very happy. She made me a great cup. The best part is that I also me a friend of mine who is a up and coming theater director and writer. We talked about theater, his latest reviews (he does not read the negative ones), politics and coffee. Short stay that was supposed to be my visit to justify my sadness about the fall on the best place in town. Instead my faith was restored because of great service, great coffee, great company, great conversation and I got to put on of my favorite vinyl albums on when I came in. Young Americans by the late great David Bowie. And that was between 8 and 9 in the morning. My negativity was swept away by coffee, music, conversation and the bitterness of my own coffee cup. Reykjavik Roasters live on. Still on top of their game. Just a bit more touristy, like I guess most places in and around the Reykjavik city center. Evolution perhaps? I try to embrace it and see where it takes me.