The Low Down

Friday, November 11, 2011

Tea Party

This post has nothing to do with real politics.

But, if there is ever an election between coffee and tea, I’d vote a straight ticket for coffee 11 months out of the year. Fittingly, my voting allegiances splinter in November.

Blame Starbucks. When they came out with the “London Fog” a few years ago, I was hooked. It made me feel urban. And European. And poetic. And warm.

Yep. Duped by the marketing mega-brand. So, I stuck it to the man when I figured out that I could order an Earl Grey with steamed milk, and get the same drink for $1.50 less.

Then I really stuck it to the man by discovering this November delight is more delightful (and organic) at The Coffee Loft, a local small-time joy that brands itself as a “European Style Coffee House.” (Drats! Duped again!) Adding to the experience: great music like Edward Sharpe & Bon Iver.
So, once again this November, I’m crossing the aisle (and the street) to shake hands with Tea!

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  1. Cynthia from BirminghamNovember 30, 2013 at 12:11 AM

    Love Love Love the Coffe Loft, was my spot to to when I lived in Dapne! Their Chai hot or cold is awesome!!!!! Was just there Thanksgiving Day 2013 with a friend. We drove dn from Bhm for the day!! Yep....We have both been out of the country and experienced different coffee's and tea. As she said: Have been to Italy and Greece and Coffee Loft has the best coffee she as ever drank. She ordered something : ? Rose....made with REAL Choc....yes it was delish!!!

  2. Cynthia from BirminghamNovember 30, 2013 at 12:12 AM



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