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Coffee Bliss

Listen While Reading: Space Song // Beach House.  Coffee. The distinct aroma awakens us, livens our senses, and gives an extra boost to start our daily routine. Whether it be scorching hot or poured over ice, it is still always uniquely delicious. Coffee can be found almost everywhere on every street corner either at a drive-thru, a Starbucks, a café, etc. But one place that is always wonderful to find coffee at is a coffee shop. Each coffee shop is different in its own way, from the décor to the type of specialty drinks. A coffee shop is almost like stepping away from the world for a little while. You can delve into the simplicity of an espresso in a little white cup, or have a hot chocolate to satisfy that little sweet craving. Besides holding a cup of caffeine in your hands, going to a coffee shop can definitely improve a day. It’s always calm inside, with the usual coffee shop music, the espresso maker going off here and there, and the door chime …

The Perfect Coffee Shop Experience

If I could spend the rest of my afternoons tucked inside a coffee shop with a latte and a book, I would in a heartbeat. Coffee shops are my second home; I feel most content in this tranquil environment with the soothing aroma of rich espresso filling the air around me. Going to a coffee shop is an experience and I’m here to tell you how to make the most of it. Ask the barista for his/her recommendation Every coffee shop has their own specialty or a unique concoction that they’re known for. If you want to get the most out of your visit, I recommend trying that beverage. Reward your palate with a tasteful, rich espresso beverage the way it’s supposed to be enjoyed (for example, a shot of espresso is meant to be enjoyed on its own, without any added sugar). Try a pastry with your beverage Whether I’m hungry or not, I always order a pastry that compliments my beverage, even if I just nibble at it and save the rest for …

Stumptown Coffee Roasters // NYC

“Coffee is about pleasure. It’s that moment when your hand is warmed by the mug, you bring it up to your nose, inhale deeply and then take a sip.” ~ Stumptown Coffee Roasters It was 6:30 in the evening when my friend and I dragged ourselves up the subway stairs and out onto the open streets of Greenwich Village. We were tired and I was grumpy, my mind was lost somewhere else, taken by all the troubles and insecurities I left at home. I wanted to be alone, to read my new book, and sip coffee; I wanted to contract into myself. But it was good my friend came along, sometimes you want to be with yourself but avoid the feeling of loneliness. We had both agreed on one thing, we needed coffee. So I yelped the nearest coffeehouse, following the directions my phone, it led us down a narrow street with shops that glimmered in the sunlight as people strolled through the alleyway. Stumptown Coffee Roaster in Greenwich village was inviting; the open space …

Morning Java, at Home

Over the past two years, my relationship with coffee has completely changed. What started out as a resource needed to pull an all-nighter quickly turned into a necessity to start my day. From the irresistible aroma to the smooth, rich taste, I became hooked on coffee and I wouldn’t have it any other way. As my love for coffee grew, I began trying new ways to enjoy my daily dose of caffeine and discovered that you don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on various espresso machines to make a latte or a cappuccino. I hope these ideas inspire you to try a new twist on your morning cup of java. Latte A homemade latte is easy to make and contains less sugar than coffee-shop lattes. All you need to do is heat one cup of milk over the stove top (or you can microwave your milk). Once your milk is warm, pour it over half a cup of coffee. Use extracts to add decadent flavor (my favorite extracts are almond, vanilla, and coconut). Lastly, …

A Little Trip to Two Hands in NYC

It’s been a while since I’ve last been there, but it’s definitively a place hard to forget, filled with buzzing noises and great interior design. Quite obviously, the first things that I noticed when I entered the place were the unique yet beautiful clouds hanging from the roof and the messy-looking vintage brick walls. It was bigger than expected and as it was only 4 pm it wasn’t that busy either, leaving a few tables available. Me and my friend sat down and a friendly waitress came to greet us and hand the menus. The prices are reasonable depending on your order, not exactly cheap but also not too expensive. We both made our order upon the various options of snacks and beverages, me having an Acai bowl and a latte and my friend having a butter croissant and a cappuccino. A quick note if you are vegan, they have the option of adding almond milk to your coffee for an additional $0.50 instead of normal milk. Meanwhile, we just chatted and enjoyed the hipsterish-vibe …

Things to do at a Cafe

If you’re anything like me, cafes are one of your many creative outlets. There’s no better way to spend a Saturday morning than sitting in a cafe with a chai tea latte in one hand and a book in the other. I spend my time at cafes for many reasons and the atmosphere never gets old; in fact, in only gets better each time. Here are some of my favorite things to do at a cafe: Read or write. I do the majority of my writing in cafes, drawing inspiration from the people around me and the inviting atmosphere and decor. Though sometimes cafes can get a little noisy, I still manage to concentrate in my own little world, free of distractions. Plus, the cozy arm chairs are the perfect place to curl up with your favorite book. Meet up with a friend. Catch up with an old friend and reminisce over coffee and a pastry. Laugh at old times and share new dreams together. Befriend a stranger. I love how easy it is to …

At The Café

It is 7pm. Most people will tell me that it’s too late for a coffee. Well, not for me. After exiting the building, my feet carried me to the closest café. My senses were begging me to feel the smell of coffee once again. My fingers are cold, but soon enough they’ll wrap around the cup, full of the waking black liquid. And there it is…. As I’m entering the smell hits me. There are five people here. A couple and three old gentlemen. I take my black coffee and sit on a table, right next to the window. My usual spot is around the corner – of course to be as invisible as possible, but the young couple has occupied my spot. Never mind. I don’t have a friend opposite me, who I can talk to, but I don’t feel lonely. Not at all. Actually, it seems for the last couple of months loneliness decides to visit me when I am with ‘’those who are always there for me’’. I’ve been told that you …