Pour over at Ritual Coffee in the Oxbow Market, Napa CA. I am a milk-in-my-coffee kind of gal, and this is the first time I have loved black coffee. Loved. Not that it had anything to do with the previous four hours of wine tasting.
Kate and I went into Sacramento yesterday afternoon to check out the new studio. We stopped by Temple Coffee and sat outside in the winter sunshine. Perfect.
Tonya Russ Price, Charlotte, North Carolina. Except for when she’s in Portugal.
“My husband loves espresso and steamed milk, not a latte, he likes the proportions more equal. In Europe you get these easily, it’s their small, you don’t have to get the super big gulp like here in the States. Needless to say, if we aren’t drinking booze, we are drinking coffee, just like in the States. Hmmm, maybe we should just stay home… Nahhhhhhhh.”
Quinn Pendleton, Monte Carlo, Monaco. Coffee sipped and shot in Istanbul.
(note from Kim: how fun is it to even write that… Monte Carlo….Istanbul….how fun to live it!)
“First Turkish coffee of the vacation! Sitting now in Galata, let’s see what the grinds read.. Last year in this same cafe we had a heart!”
Quinn is a ballet dancer living in Monaco and blogs about her travels and life as a dancer with Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo here.
Kevin Cahill, Monterey, CA. Taken at the Edinburgh Airport, Scotland.
“Taken the day before yesterday at the Edinburgh airport waiting to return to London. I’m presenting at the Oxford Round Table next week and we came over a week early for a little British “holiday.” The restaurant was called “Eat” and Chip had a “big mocha” and I had a “big cappuccino” which were surprisingly good.”
Kevin is one of our dearest friends, and we’ve known him almost as long as we’ve known each other (over 30 years). He’s a talented designer, cook and collector of rocks. And he and Chip have high standards for their coffee, so if they say it’s good, I will believe them. Though I kind of want to retitle this “I’m your coffee type.” Heh.
Jade Keller, Thailand. Jade moved to Thailand last year and her website is Tasting Grace.
She’s doing some pretty interesting stuff, you should visit her. I’ll be she’ll make you a cup.