Tuesday morning, comfy pants on, ponytail up high, need for caffeine in full force. I'm on an adventure to de-stress, design, and soothe my soul with a cup of Joe…or six. It’s about time I explore my favorite city for my favorite thing, coffee. Honestly, my love for coffee isn’t like the typical college kid's love for coffee. Coffee is not a go-to for caffeine to power me through stats homework or merely a pick me up after being awake until 2 am. Coffee warms my soul and reminds me of the love and beauty found in the simple things in life. I won’t exaggerate and say an espresso bean is worth dying for but it sure makes life worth waking up early for. And so, my adventure begins.
A M E R I C A N O
Bright and early ready to begin my day. I conspire to get a classic (of course) in the rustic, retail-inspired coffee shop. I take my warm beverage to-go and walk around the city. So much peace in the sound of birds still chirping and the scent of spring blowing through the breeze. I'm exhilarated by the warmth from my cup and the expectations for the day ahead.
Old City Java
C A P P U C C I N O
Old City Java, full of charm. I step outside of my comfort zone into the craze of cappuccinos. It had a unique twist, but I’m not so sure steamed milk intrigues my taste buds. Sorry Old City Java, I'll be back to explore more on your menu!
M O C H A (and a peanut butter bar!)
Mmmmmmm! Not my typical lunch but boy, my taste buds were satisfied! My mocha paired beautifully with the peanut butter bar which resulted in me devouring every crumb with no regrets! Guess I’ll be in the gym all evening.
E S P R E S S O Iced / almond milk
By far the cutest coffee shop I’ve ever seen. The baby blue walls soothed my anxious mind while my iced espresso powered me through my study sesh.
P I C O L L O L A T T E
We’re not quite done. I don’t know what charmed me more – the quaint design of the honeycomb inspired coffee shop or it's delicious piccolo latte. I now know why Honeybee is such a buzz.
C H A I L A T T E
My evening comes to an end as I swing in the hammocks with the perfect combination spices - cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cardamom; blended and beautifully balanced in my cup of chai. Moments like these remind me of the little joys in life, more lovely than a latte and sweeter than a sip of chai on a spring afternoon.