Boy, it's been a ridiculous amount of time since I've blogged... I feel bad for neglecting this guy. But here's a cool post! This is one of my first vlogs, if you want to call it that, from my most recent trip to Portlandia! One of my favorite cities! Hope you enjoy!
I had heard about this new player in the world of coffee called Perfect Coffee. What they claimed seemed outrageous. Pre-ground coffee that's good. I reacted the same way that all my fellow coffee snobs probably did. I scoffed at the idea and immediately discounted it as impossible, because, you know, we all think we know what's "right" when it comes to coffee. But, I decided them to give them a try, why not, what did I have to lose? So I signed up to be an alpha drinker.Read More
Blue Bottle recently opened their largest location at the historic W.C. Morse building in Oakland on Feb. 6, 2014. Though the post is a bit late, I made a visit the day after opening and already, the location was abuzz with patrons. The new cafe features high ceilings, mostly original tile floors, and a couple communal tables - one long table/counter like the one at the Mint Plaza location, and a large round table. I also noticed their awesome vintage speakers, which, are mounted high above the bar. Speaking of the bar, I couldn't help but notice the beautiful Kees van der Westen machines that they are pulling shots on. They have one Spirit and one Mirage. Absolutely gorgeous machines. On that note (wow, everything is flowing so well here), Blue Bottle Morse is putting a focus on the consumer espresso machine market. They will sell machines and have an area in the back for repairs and maintenance. This is pretty revolutionary in my opinion. Anyway, I could go on and ramble about everything I saw, but I'll leave you with a bunch of photos. Enjoy!Read More
I feel like I'm always neglecting my blog and I feel absolutely terrible. Nonetheless, here is a long overdue post on my trip to Seattle this past summer. The moment I landed, I fell in love with this city. There's something so special about it that I can't quite put my finger on. Maybe it's because the weather was perfect while I was there (save for a gloomy day in the middle of my stay), but everything just felt right. The food was delicious, the coffee was amazing, and the people were so beautiful! I may just have left a little piece of my heart out there. Here are some photos from my trip, hope you enjoy!!Read More