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Schmooze Work-space and Cafe Scottsdale, AZ

Photo of Schmooze Workspace and Cafe - Scottsdale, AZ, United States. The entrance to Schmooze

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On a leisurely walk through Old Town Scottsdale (looking for coffee), I became captivated by the beautiful flowers pictured above. All of a sudden a lady came through these rod iron gates with what looked to be an iced coffee beverage in her hand. I curiously asked, “Where did you get that coffee?  I am looking for a coffee house” She replied, “right through those gates.”  I counted it as a blessing and moved through the gates quickly. What I found was nothing short of beautiful. It was a courtyard; a sanctuary of sorts. It was filled with more flowers and a lovely fountain with beautiful seating for all to enjoy.  The excitement I felt was overwhelming because I knew a great coffee treat would be on the other side!

Photo of Schmooze Workspace and Cafe - Scottsdale, AZ, United States. Modern on the inside and people taking pictures from the outside tells you about the outdoor space

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So, with great expectation I perused the menu and spoke with the barista regarding iced beverages. I decided to order the cold brew, lightly sweetened with agave and a splash of half and half. My, my, my, it was amazing! Perfectly brewed. Perfectly balanced. Perfectly smooth!

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My experience here was extraordinary.  If you are ever in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area, check out Schmooze in Old Town Scottsdale.  It was one of the best coffee venues I have visited.

Schmooze on in,

Alicia:)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Red Hook Coffee ~ Ferndale MI

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Have you ever been to Ferndale MI?  It’s a quaint little city just outside of Detroit. A recent family trip took us to Detroit and we stumbled across Red Hook Coffee House. What a great find!!!

In partnership with Pinwheel Bakery, Red Hook opened its doors in 2010 offering exceptional and freshly roasted Stumptown Coffee. They serve single origin coffee that is roasted weekly and prepared per order.  This process makes for the freshest cup of coffee. Red Hook has a pretty solid menu serving cold press coffee and regular brews. The Pinwheel pastries are amazing too.

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On our visit we shared an awesome cold brew, chocolate cake with salted caramel icing, a vegan molasses cookie and a sea salt chocolate chip cookie! Everything was delicious and the the customer service was exceptional. The barista was very professional and courteous. He took time to explain the menu and make suggestions based on our palate.

If you find yourself in or around Detroit MI, do yourself a favor and visit RedHook (http://www.theredhookdetroit.com/)

Yours in Java,

Alicia


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Vigilante – Hyattsville MD

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It is a beautiful Saturday morning. Hanging out with the “Fam” at Vigilante. We enjoyed cold coffee brews with a splash of simple syrup and cream, peach blossom iced tea, hibiscus iced tea and assorted scones! Unfortunately, we missed the Sumatra Whiskey brew again but maybe next time.

As always Chris’ team displayed awesome customer service. 
Treat yourself and visit Vigilante. You will quickly became a fan!

Java Love,
Alicia