Today’s drink of choice: a Timeless soy latte made with The Tide espresso blend of Ethiopian and Colombian beans; full bodied and chocolatey with some sweet floral notes on the finish. Extremely smooth, a little nutty, and perfectly warm for this walk through the shops on Piedmont Avenue.
This was my first time visiting Timeless, the bustling coffee roaster bakery chocolate shop in Oakland, but I definitely will be returning for more espresso (and maybe even a chocolate next time!)
Sally Loo’s holiday special is The Winter Fir; a soy cappuccino with house made pine syrup and bourbon-infused sugar. The fir on the side of the saucer (aka a small piece of a pine tree’s branch) is the perfect holiday touch. The bourbon-infused sugar gives the capp a drinkable and enjoyable sweetness, even for someone who usually prefers bitter or savory to sweet flavors. This was the first holiday drink I’ve tried at Sally Loo’s, and it held up to the high expectations I’ve had about it ever since I saw the @sallyloos Instagram post announcing it a week ago.
To celebrate the eve of Artís Coffee’s one-year anniversary in Berkeley, I paid a visit and ordered an almond milk latte. Best decision of the day, and what a great push towards productivity.
I want to return tomorrow to celebrate; we shall if my life journey brings me back in time! Hopefully, because there’s a chocolate truffle and coffee pairing from 11-11:30am and a DJ/pudding/ice cream taco party from 1pm-4pm. Mark your calendars, Bay Area caffeine addicts!