Photo Diary: Caffeine Crawl

May 22, 2015

Dreary weather be damned, its coffee time.

From steaming cups of their Costa Rican blend, to-order lattes, to the doughnuts, our crawl was off to a jolt. Literally.

We chose the driving route. 

Impeccably timed and fantastic variety.

We'd been for brunch before (delicious, a must) and didn't have any guesses as to this experience. We should have. They crafted caramel to compliment their cold brew (divine!) and took care to bake the fluffiest of cinnamon rolls and a scone so superb with the perfect note of peach topping, sending me into a tailspin. 

It goes without saying I ate both. And have nary a regret.

This place was so special, we went for brunch the week after the crawl and -- whoa. YES.

Where Kyoto and Tonic, totally make out. That sliver of orange to round out all the flavors -- magic.

Sensory overload, lets start there, shall we? I hadn't been across the threshold thirty seconds and I'd already made a purchase. 

Full disclosure, I don't remember the coffee. But the chocolate samples studded with coffee? I made myself a meal. 

The art of roasting, from start to finish truly is incredible. Varying stages of roast bombard your senses evoking so many luxurious smells.

Did you know (raw) coffee beans are green? Me either.

It is through roasting that they plump up to double their size, and turn a deep brown.

Where the science behind coffee is at the forefront, and the niche they've created around it truly elevates the coffee experience.

The varying flavor profiles of coffee (bitter, sweet, earthy) were explained, along with complementing samples to bring out flavors and really make your tastes buds dance. 

I now comprehend what the coffee label descriptions mean.  Pats self on back.

Gogi Bowl at Seoul Taco (gah, its ridiculous, so much good) to cap off an education-meets-fun foray into the coffee world. 

Gosh I love coffee.

First coffee crawl, HERE.

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