Aside from perhaps a fresh plate of crudités or a sparkly necklace from J.Crew, there are few things I love more than coffee. I look forward to my espresso every single morning, and when I’m traveling, I’m always on the lookout for the closest Starbucks to get my fix. And no matter what new diet or cleanse I’m on, my first question is always, “Can I still drink coffee?”
After years of trying different coffee shops, my favorite java is from Nespresso (George Clooney is their spokesperson abroad– need I say more?). My favorite flavors are Ristretto and Arpeggio, which are both full-bodied, strong espressos. I usually take it with just a drop of half and half.
Their mini espresso machines make great gifts, and I think I’ve converted most of my colleagues into loyal Nespresso drinkers too.
While I prefer to drink my coffee hot, a friend of mine recently introduced me to Grady’s Cold Brew. Just in time for the warm weather sweeping over New York, Grady’s has an amazing chicory blend that tastes really good over ice.
Grady’s is a New Orleans-style coffee that reminds me of my trip to the colorful city. When I went to New Orleans with my husband, one of my favorite stops was at the famous Café du Monde. People come from all over just to get their incredible coffee and beignets, which are served piping hot from the oven and are covered with powdered sugar… only on vacation in a city like New Orleans would I have this treat!
Even though I’m partial to my Nespresso, I’d love to know -what’s your favorite coffee shop?