Autumn Latte Flavors You’ll Fall for this November

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”

Boston’s Most Unique Summer Coffee Specials 2021

Summer is here, meaning that iced drinks are king (not that New Englanders don’t drink iced coffee year round, but still). Your iced coffee does not have to be boring, though! If you want to embrace summer, be spontaneous, and try new things, Boston cafes are here to help. They’ve been pulling out all theContinue reading “Boston’s Most Unique Summer Coffee Specials 2021”

What’s the Deal With Third Wave Coffee?

I’ve been hearing more and more about “third wave” coffee the longer I’ve been around coffee Instagram and local coffee shops, but up until now, it was just a buzzword to me. One that conjured up images of a boujee, indie, combination coffee-shop-and-microroaster that served pour overs from a Chemex? Yes. Still, I didn’t haveContinue reading “What’s the Deal With Third Wave Coffee?”

Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Coffee Edition

With a little less than two weeks to go until May, it’s definitely getting well into spring and getting close to Mother’s Day! Fortunately, for my fellow gifting procrastinators, there is still time to pick out presents and have them arrive before the big day. If you don’t know where to start for the coffeeContinue reading “Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Coffee Edition”

Local Roaster Spotlight: Red Barn Coffee

A former Navy veteran and nurse respectively, Red Barn owners Mark and Lisa Verrochi might not have been the most likely candidates to start a coffee roasting business when they founded their roastery in 1997, but they have been on the foreground of third wave coffee in the Boston area ever since. In fact, coffeeContinue reading “Local Roaster Spotlight: Red Barn Coffee”

What Are The Benefits of Your Morning Cup of Coffee?

Most of us can appreciate the immediate positive effects of our morning cup of coffee, either iced or hot– the flavor, the caffeine, the comfort of a consistent morning routine. Still, if you’re looking for even more justification for enjoying your cuppa (or two), there are a lot of benefits to coffee in the longContinue reading “What Are The Benefits of Your Morning Cup of Coffee?”

New England Cold Brew Review Part 2!

About a month or so ago, I posted the first installation of my New England Cold Brew review, highlighting four amazing local businesses that offered canned cold brew for at-home consumption. However, the fun didn’t stop there! I was really impressed by the quality and variety of the cans I tried. The attention to detailContinue reading “New England Cold Brew Review Part 2!”

Liv’s March Coffee Roundup!

There is still a week left in March, but as the month draws to a close, I wanted to highlight some of the new coffee I tried. These drinks run the gamut from cold brew to whole bean coffee, pre-ground coffee, and a mushroom-based chaga packet for iced lattes! Without further ado, let’s spill theContinue reading “Liv’s March Coffee Roundup!”

St. Patrick’s Day Coffee Drinks That Will Give You The Luck of the Irish

With these two fun (and, more importantly, green!) seasonal drinks, the only person who will be pinching you this St. Patrick’s day is yourself, because of how incredibly good they taste! These drinks are both iced but could also be made hot if that’s your individual preference. Enjoy! Iced Bailey’s mocha latte with green coldContinue reading “St. Patrick’s Day Coffee Drinks That Will Give You The Luck of the Irish”

Mug Half Full: Middlebury’s Royal Oak Coffee stays positive and builds community

Operating a small business is no easy feat, let alone when you add in navigating a global pandemic within your first year of opening. Husband-and-wife team Matt and Aless Delia-Lobo certainly could not have predicted quite how challenging the road ahead would be when they first opened Royal Oak, a specialty coffee shop in Middlebury,Continue reading “Mug Half Full: Middlebury’s Royal Oak Coffee stays positive and builds community”

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