Today I had a new coffee experience! A coffee place that has been on my 'to-do' list for a long time appeared before me this morning... and I mean literally appeared before my eyes. The funny thing is that it is actually right across the street from the church I attend. I just never saw it because it is right across from the side door and I always use the front door. Well, this morning the trains were running different than normal, so I took an ever so slightly different route and just as I was about to leap across the street and disappear into church I noticed this really interesting place that seemed to be buzzing quite a bit for a Sunday morning. I paused long enough to see the sign on the window for Stumptown Coffee Roasters. Who knew? There it was. Mental bookmark made and off to church I go.
As soon as the service ended I ran back out the side door and over to the coffee place! It is such a unique place. It's very small and actually inside a hotel. It has an older feeling - kind of vintage/modern I guess. The baristas were dressed in great outfits using newsboy hats, suspenders and vests... made me feel like I was in another era... and not in a 'costumey' way. So the look was great, but were all the customers waiting in line for that? Oh no. This was some good coffee. The aroma that filled the air while I waited in line could not lie. My macchiato was smooth, creamy, yummy and beautiful. With this caffeine haven next door, I will never doze off in church again.