You knew it was coming…the coffee talk. That special time in a person’s life when they get to hear all about the ins and outs of coffee beans. Okay maybe that isn’t what you were expecting, but how can I resist the chance to discuss one of my favorite beverages?
Mmm…coffee. Undoubtedly, one of the best smells to wake up to coffee is the undisputed king of mornings. Coffee starts it’s life as a seed the little seed grows into a tree. The beans are harvested, roasted, ground and brewed. Finally, you have a cup of coffee.
I don’t know about you, but that sounds like too much work for my 6 a.m. wake up call. That is why coffee shops are successful. My favorite coffee shop is Sugar House Coffee at the corner of 2100 South and McClelland Street (about 1050 East).
Sugar House Coffee has had a difficult year. They were evicted from their previous location and with the move across the street they have lost the majority of their clients. But they haven’t lost their charm.
This coffee shop embodies the soul of the Sugar House neighborhood. It is eclectic, sweet, independent, friendly and liberal. The baristas offer some of the greatest coffee in the world with super cool latte art to compliment your muffin and coffee bar therapy. It is immediately apparent that these guys care about their profession–coffee and their customer–you.
Although Sugar House has a menu including food, I stick to the lattes. I definitely recommend their mazurka bars, muffins and fruit. Everything on the menu is bought locally and vegan-friendly. Coffee is about $1.50 a cup. A latte will run you at about $3.
If you don’t find your service tip worthy, it must be a sign of an apocalyptic ending just moments away.