Continuing the PW Northwest trend today to discuss one of the favorite pastimes of Seattlites everywhere...drinking coffee. I read that Seattle has the largest number of coffee shops per capita and I totally believe that. Every corner in the city has a Starbucks, a Seattle's Best Coffee, a Tullys, or an independent coffee shop. I love all of them :)
There's something about sitting in a cozy coffee shop, steaming white chocolate mocha in hand warming up from a drizzly day that befall us Seattlites nearly half the year. On a Saturday night, you'll find the all-night Starbucks almost as packed as Tiki Joe's bar.
For us, a coffee shop isn't just a place we go to to get a cuppa joe. A visit to the corner coffee shop is where we go to meet friends, people-watch, write novels, read novels, get in quiet-alone time, and best of all try a huge variety of yummy and calorie filled drinks!
Some of my favorite coffee shops and drinks of choice:
Kahilli Coffee - this Kirkland-waterfront staple is where I wind up writing 2/3 of every novel. Something about the fireplace, the bustle of people coming in, the free WiFi and out and of course the White Chocolate Macadamia-Hazelnut Mochas and the Tahitian vanilla teas keeps me coming back every weekend.
TerraBite - This is the first of it's kind for the Kirkland area. A Pay-What-You-Want coffee shop. You go in, order from a variety of mochas and lattes from the menu, you pay exactly what you want into a donation box. My order of choice is a Sugar Daddy. I don't know what's in it, but damn is it good!
Sureshot - This U-Washington hole-in-the-wall was introducted to me by one of my good student friends. They have an amazing concept of "white coffee". Coffee beans that are roasted and ground in a way that allows them to carry MORE caffeine with less acidity. A White Coffee White Angel (White chocolate plus coconut) is pure heaven.
What about you guys? Any coffee junkies out there?
Currently I'm reading VENUS ENVY by my good friend Shannon McKelden. Love Venus and love Hannah!
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