Tuesday, November 17, 2009

some highlights of going out in the past two months...

oh,hi.it's been like 2 months or whateyvar, so before i start doing this again regularly,here's some highlights of the past bit:

10/12-Ritual Coffee Roaster 'Sweet Tooth' guest espresso @ Cafe Grumpy,Chelsea.
i went back for this 2 days in a row-it was actually really sweet,like a honeycrisp apple. quite in your face.

10/26-chemex-brewed Otono from Intelligentsia @ Third Rail.
definitley maple-y,with lots of autumnal spice notes, but there was also this really interesting tomato-y/black pepper-y mouth feel. laura understood, i think.

oh,and sleek new cup holders:

not to mention now serving guests!:

which happened to be the same from Ecco that Kaffe 1668 kind of bombed me with,and kept me going back:
la maravilla single origin from ecco caffe & el salvador from intelligentsia @ duh,kaffe 1668.

and,i feel like this one wasn't even coffee,but:
first mocha ever.

10/31-soy mocha at stumptown in the ace hotel lobby.
this was my first mocha ever.i used a free drink stamp card..and it was halloween,so i was eating candy/chocolate all day anyways.it was ridiculously sweet,and kind of amazing,but like i said,didn't feel like coffee.

speaking of stumptown...

soy cappuccino.this one's worth posting about/memorable because it was an almost overwhelming allspice and nutmeg flavour, and a bit of semi-sweet chocolate too.

11/6-but this was most exciting drink i've had there lately.just hairbender espresso, it was on day 5, and it was crazy. like, super-citrusy,make your tonsils vibrate zesty,and delicious.

and to wrap up:

espresso & macchiato @ everyman espresso.
griffin wanted to try 'good coffee in nyc"


why do i sometimes forget about this place?caramel-y and rich counter culture espresso.griffles was really happy with the macch.

oh,it's probably because i still get distracted by abraco down the street.like every single day.
also,using counter culture beans.

and as much as i love the pour over drip coffee and the homemade almond milk,i just realized i hadn't had anything there but espresso in ages.because it's consistently awesome. i don't think it's ever just been 'good'.


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