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14 October, 2016

Zing Cafe in Berkeley

Zing Cafe in Berkeley
Posted in : Coffee Shops, Coffee Shops in Berkeley - CA on by : becca
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Zing Café is located in the Marmot Mountain Works suite of buildings, a really unique complex done in old Storybook style right across the street from the Ashby BART station. The Marmont Mountain Works has been defunct for a number of years now— –but there are still plenty of businesses in working order within its
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4 May, 2015

Chai Bar by David Rio Launch Party

Chai Bar by David Rio Launch Party
Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Breweries in San Francisco - CA, Coffee Shops, Coffee Shops in San Francisco - CA, Events, Sake on by : becca
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In a few short weeks, the Chai Bar by David Rio, the flagship storefront location for the highly successful David Rio Chai company, will be open at 1019 Market St., San Francisco. I think this new café/bar/lab/restaurant hybrid will be a lot of fun to visit, based on my experience at its recent launch party.
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19 March, 2015

Coffee Fest Atlanta: America’s Best Espresso Competition

Coffee Fest Atlanta: America’s Best Espresso Competition
Comments : 2 Posted in : Coffee Shops, Events on by : becca
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The America’s Best Espresso Competition at the Atlanta Coffee Fest One of the fastest-moving events at a Coffee Fest is the Best Espresso Competition. I’m not just saying that because an integral part of the espresso-making process is using intense water pressure to extract a shot of espresso in around 30 seconds, give or take
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24 September, 2012

Jubala Village Coffee (Raleigh)

Posted in : Coffee Shops, Coffee Shops in Raleigh - NC on by : becca
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Jubala Village Coffee 8450 Honeycutt Road Lafayette Village, Raleigh Website $2.50 — $7.50 I have heard endless praise for Jubala since it opened in the beautiful Lafayette Village in North Raleigh about a year and a half ago. Much of that praise has centered on the coffee artistry of its baristas and on the Belgian
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13 January, 2012

Espresso Martini at Broad Street

Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Durham - NC on by : becca
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Espresso Martini Watts Grocery Review/Website Watts Hillandale, Durham $7 The espresso martini is hiding on Watt’s dessert menu. Combine a shot of Joe Van Gogh’s espresso, Stoli Vanil vodka, Chambord liqueur, and a splash of Bailey’s Irish crème liqueur, and you have a unique coffee cocktail that still manages to hit all the elements I
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25 March, 2011

Socialite on Thin Ice, W XYZ Lounge

Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Chapel Hill - NC on by : becca
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Socialite on Thin Ice W XYZ Lounge, Aloft Hotel Chapel Hill $9 It’s been way too long since I’ve done a cocktail review-—glad I could bring you a unique one this time! This is a mix of Crown Royal whiskey, espresso, triple sec, and cream. That ingredient list reminds me of many times that I’ve
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7 February, 2011

Qahweh @ Sitti

Comments : 4 Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Raleigh - NC on by : becca
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Qahweh Sitti, Downtown Raleigh Website $9 The Qahweh is a coffee cocktail made with espresso, Stoli Vanil, Bailey’s Irish cream, simple syrup, and a thimbleful of espresso beans. It is served frothy with a few ice chips in the mix, which I always enjoy. The Irish cream is by far the strongest taste, and that’s
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