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Common Grounds Coffee Shop~Greensboro NC

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Common Grounds (CG) is an eclectic coffee house and wine lounge situated in the heart of Lindley Park.  CG is also a Performing Arts Venue housed in the Chronicles video production studio. So, you can drink your coffee and produce a video all in one spot. Pretty cool! Right? Well it doesn’t end there. CG is a great place to study, meet up with friends, play a little air hockey or read a book.

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K.C. was my Barista and she was so cool. With a professional and personable flair, K.C. whipped up some amazing drinks for my husband and me. All of their drinks are named after an actor:) We had the Charlie Chaplin and the Robert Downing Jr. The Charlie Chaplin is a white and dark mocha with steamed milk and espresso. The Robert Downey Jr. is a salted caramel mocha with steamed milk and espresso. They were both made to perfection. My husband’s personal favorite was the Robert Downey Jr. The next time I will try the Robin Williams. This is a latte made with banana and chocolate syrup, steamed milk and espresso. They also have their own coffee blend called the Lindley Park. It is available by the pound so that you can brew it at home. For the non-coffee drinkers, you can choose from a variety of teas, hot chocolate and locally made baked goods.

If you are ever in the Greensboro area, treat yourself to Common Grounds (commongrounds.coffee/). Tell K.C. I sent you:)

Yours in Coffee,

Alicia

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Walking Life~ Ashville, NC

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Walking Life

Walking Life (WL): Hand Brewed Coffee and Espresso

Simplicity at it’s Best. All together charming and quaint is how I describe this coffee house. It is located in an unassuming little house, mildly decorated with comfy seating.  I certainly felt at home in this fine, but simple establishment. The menu was short and to the point. The Baristas were serious and kind but professional at the same time.  It is all about the craft, love of the bean and value at Walking Life.

One of the Manifestos at WL is that “One should be geeky and excited about coffee! Imagine me: raising my hand, like a kindergartner saying,  “OOO, OOO, me , me, me! I’m excited.  I’m geeky and I care about coffee!”

Well, we all know the proof is in the bean. Right? So, I ordered the Raw Latte! It was so very delicious.  The milk to espresso ratio was perfect.  It was evident that this hand crafted drink was made with love by a Barista who was “Made for This!” Made to treat the bean with respect and care. Made to serve up a good ‘ole cup of deliciousness!

If you are traveling to Ashville, NC, this is one place you do not want to miss.  Their values speak for themselves. Try it. Find yourself a comfy seat. Sit back and enjoy.  This will be one of the purest cups of Joe you will ever have!

Coffee and Out!

Alicia