Delicious, delicious coffee (photo by Emmanuel_D.Photography)
Here at Reserve123, we love our coffee. We have a coffee maker in the break room where there is fresh coffee made at least three times a day. At everyone’s desk, you’re bound to find a mug filled with caffeine goodness, but I’m not here to only talk about our love for coffee.
In honor of National Coffee Day, I’ll highlight some of our favorite coffee shops in our hometown – Atlanta! Coffee shops are all over Atlanta, waiting to make your next low fat, half-caf, and double the flavoring drinks!
Starbucks – The one on Peachtree Road NE, near Oglethorpe University.
This isn’t an independent chain, yes, yes, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be talked about for their service! Complete with a drive-thru, this Starbucks have great employees who, strangely enough, are always in a good mood. Even at their busiest, they crank out caramel macchiatos like no one’s business.
Library Coffee Co. – Caldwell Road
Where I learned to enjoy a good ol’ iced Americano. A locally owned cafe located in a cozy neighborhood, this cafe creates a comfy environment that invites college students and regulars to stay and read the newspaper….or their textbooks!
West Egg – Howell Mill Road
A lovely cafe that has a fantastic menu. They have a modest drink menu, but their drinks are always a hit. My favorite is an iced Grasshopper. Try it the next time your in town!
Joli Kobe – Roswell Road
A Japanese French fusion bakery and cafe that’s located in Sandy Springs. It’s tucked away in Atlanta, but that’s its charm. It’s never too busy, but they close at 5, so go when you’re in the mood for an early lunch.
illy cafe – Atlantic Station
Ok, I’ve never been here, but I’m intrigued. I’ve stopped myself because of the price, but I’ve heard illy coffee is the cream of the crop. So have you been to illy?
What are some of your favorite hangouts in Atlanta? Or in your hometown?
People say there is a difference between Americans drinking their coffee and Europeans drinking their coffee. Europeans take their time, enjoying the taste and aroma of coffee, while Americans throw it back, rushing to their offices to start their mornings. A classic saying, that I’ve heard at least once a week by co-workers and friends, “I have to have my cup of coffee in the morning,” and it has even come to a joke, that if someone makes a mistake, another will say, “Oh you haven’t had your cup of coffee today.”
It feels like Americans may look at coffee as their caffeinated fuel to get them through the work week, and nothing is wrong with this. Coffee has caffeine and the average American