For spring break, I went home to my hometown Phoenix, AZ. There are plenty of coffee houses around my neighborhood, and I decided to try a new one. My mom’s favorite place by our house is called Daisy Mountain Coffee. She’s been telling me about it for months. So I decided to check it out while I was in town. I wasn’t very impressed by the coffee. They definitely burned the beans during the roasting process, and the coffee was way too bitter.
But I will say that they had these delicious little scones. I can definitely understand why my mom likes the place so much. The atmosphere is very laid back and relaxing, and the baristas were very nice. My mom is always making friends everywhere she goes, and they remembered her. But the coffee was not great.
I did have a great time at my usual coffee place in town. Elevate Coffee is one of my favorite places to hang out with friends and catch up on work. Anytime I’m in town, I spend a good amount of time there with a group of high school friends that I’ve kept in touch with.
The owners served a new blend that I really liked. It’s called Mexican Chiapas. The barista told me the beans were organic and fair trade. The idea of “organic” beans doesn’t mean anything to me, but I did like the fact that they were fair trade. It was a more mild blend, but it was fresh and light. It was the perfect cup of coffee for an afternoon meeting with friends.
Of course I also had my fair share of Starbucks lattes while I was on break.
But my favorite cup of coffee was actually from the Cheescake Factory. The coffee was bold, and rich and went perfectly with my piece of Dulce de Leche cheescake. Though I will say that coffee always tastes the best when it’s paired with a treat.