My first coffee shop visit of the new year was to Cannonball Café in South Boston. It was my second time visiting, and this time I brought my sister. We sampled a wide range of both the food and beverages on the menu and overall just had a lovely time. We kicked things off withContinue reading “My First 2022 Coffee Adventure!”
As 2021 draws to a close, I wanted to take some time to reflect on the year. The combination of full-time college, the pandemic, and also managing part-time jobs, hobbies and a social life made it a busy and sometimes stressful one, but ultimately so fulfilling. That said, it helped to be caffeinated for allContinue reading “Caffeinated Liv 2021: A Year In Review”
Walking into Tradesman’s new Charlestown location in Hood Park feels like stepping foot into another world: one of luxury, leather, and taste. This spot is upscale, but welcoming. With supple leather couches, vintage touches like a classic slot machine, and subtly gleaming subway tile and coin mosaics, it felt like stepping into a classic gentleman’sContinue reading “Café Review: Opening Day at Tradesman Charlestown”
December has arrived– it’s now socially acceptable to go full-tilt holiday mode! I am excited for all things cozy, wintry, and festive, and of course ready to give some amazing gifts…I’ve been brainstorming for a while. As a coffee addict, I can confirm that you can never go wrong with getting the coffee lover inContinue reading “2021 Holiday Gift Guide for Coffee Lovers”
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been sipping away at a variety of awesome cold coffee collaborations. Watertown, MA’s Elemental Beverage Co. has used their Snapchill technology to partner with a variety of roasters and package their coffee cold in cans that stay fresh. I’ve been particularly enjoying trying cans from New England roasters. WithoutContinue reading “Oh, Snap: A Roundup of Local Cold Coffee Cans”
Pumpkin spice lattes are wonderful, but now near-ubiquitous in the autumn season. However, this year, I’ve noticed that local cafés have been working to quite literally spice up their fall drink menus. With new and delicious flavors, these lattes provide autumnal flavor and warmth while still managing to be unique. Maple Latte Ubiquitous in VermontContinue reading “Autumn Latte Flavors You’ll Fall for this November”
Moving up to Vermont has made me realize that there is a surprisingly vibrant coffee roasting scene, with a plethora of roasters both big and small to choose from, albeit mostly smaller roasters. It’s an overwhelming list, but I have tried my best to start compiling one of every Vermont coffee roaster whose name IContinue reading “A Master List of Vermont Coffee Roasters”
When I stopped by 11th Hour a couple weeks ago right as they opened to talk with owner Jenn Buker, another customer had already beaten me to the punch. She ordered the double Bee’s Knees– a double shot latte with hazelnut, vanilla, cinnamon and honey. This drink was warm and cozy, with a lot goingContinue reading “Local Coffee Spotlight: 11th Hour Botanicals”
Fun fact: I believe I have now visited every coffee shop in Middlebury! It’s not a very long list, mind you, but all of them have some really great offerings. Without further ado, here is a review and recap of what to expect if you ever do a full lap of the coffee circuit inContinue reading “A Coffee Tour of Middlebury, Vermont”
I love to recommend coffee shops to people coming to visit Boston. It makes me so happy to get DMs asking about good spots, because I have so many to recommend! There are so many factors to consider when picking the best spot– menu, aesthetics, location– but one thing that has been popping up moreContinue reading “Best Coffee Shops in Boston to Work In”
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