Have you ever had a cup of coffee that just made you swoon with ecstasy it was so good?
If you haven’t, then you have lived a pitiful life, but if you are like me and have experienced one of these life changing coffees, then you know just how incredible such an experience can be.
So where have I found such amazing coffee? Two places actually.
My first swoon-worthy cup of coffee was at Barista in Portland, Oregon. A few friends of mine and I decided to tour the coffee shops in downtown one morning, and Barista was the last on our list. We decided to try out an espresso shot of a Honduran coffee roasted by Verve Coffee Roasters with a flavor profile of strawberry rhubarb.
I’ll admit it: I was really hesitant when I read the flavor profile. I mean, strawberry rhubarb flavored coffee? It didn’t sound appetizing at all. At least, that was until I tried it.
Amazingly enough, the espresso tasted exactly like strawberry rhubarb. It know that it can be hard to imagine how that would make for a good cup of coffee, but it was really delicious and has stuck in my mind ever since.
My second swoon-worthy cup of coffee came from Sweet Bloom Coffee Roasters in Lakewood, Colorado (Read more about coffee in the 303 here). I just ordered a black coffee there, but I recall feeling like all my problems were disappearing as I took my first sip of that dark deliciousness. My problems still existed but it was a nice ten minutes as I finished my cup. Now whenever I see a bag of Sweet Bloom Coffee in any of my local shops, I snap it up without a second thought.
So if you find yourself nearby either shop, I highly recommend a visit.
Until next time,
The one and the only Pookachino