If this looks like an incredibly large cup of coffee, it’s because it is.
It was also incredibly DELICIOUS!
WARNING: I’m 3/4 done with the cup and have not eaten breakfast so the caffeine is just zinging through my veins right now. This is more than double the amount of coffee I usually drink on a daily basis so anything could happen, really.
This morning I gave Jeff a ride into work. Every week or so, Jeff meets his grandparents at this little coffee shop called the Custom Cup Coffee in Danvers. His grandparents just happen to be regulars there and it also happens to be right around the corner from where he works. Jeff’s been raving about this place since he started going there a few months ago, telling me I just need to try it, me being a huge coffee snob and all.
SIDEBAR! I totally am a huge coffee snob. I admit it, 100%. I wish I wasn’t, believe me. You know your a huge coffee snob when you prefer to make your own coffee at home because you KNOW exactly how to make it and you KNOW it’s going to be good. Jeff can attest to this, if I get a bad coffee, my day is ruined. It’s crazy, I know. But nothing makes me more upset in the mornings when I go to a place, spend $3 or $5 for a coffee, and it sucks.
There is nothing worse than watered down coffee in my book. Burnt? Ehh, I can deal with it to a point. But watered down? I throw it in the trash. I know! I’m a huge waster. But having worked at Dunkin Donuts for too many years, I just cant bring myself to be “one of those people” who complains about their coffee. So I just throw it out and quietly sulk for an hour.
Annnyyway. Today was not that kind of day. Custom Cup Coffee is where it’s at! They have at least 5-6 different brews of coffees plus iced coffee, plus like 15 different types of flavor shots you can add, which I know many people are into. They have lattes, espresso, cappuccinos, smoothies, pastries and more. This was my first time ever going and I didn’t really get the chance to soak all the menu offerings in but I do plan on going back so if I missed anything important I will let you know! They also have a section of tables and chairs, much like a Starbucks where you can enjoy your coffee and have a visit with a friend, or your grandparents! I wonder if they have Wi-Fi….I would totally sit there and blog.
I was thinking I wanted an iced coffee all morning, and Jeff and his grandparents all got iced coffees, but the rain just makes everything feel COLD even though it’s like 55 degrees out. I asked the barista (is that what they are called there?) what one of their darker roasts were and she said Italian Roast, so that’s what I ordered. Jeff picked out my extra large cup and I definitely didn’t plan on drinking it all but it really was so good that I pretty much finished all 20 ozs. Not burnt tasting in the least! With darker roasts, you just never know. I think sometimes dark roast is equated with burnt coffee but this was NOT the case. I added skim milk and 2 sugar packets and a little sprinkle of cinnamon at the station to the side.
Thanks to Jeff’s grandfather for picking up our coffee tab :) We sat over in a cozy corner of the place and talked with the grandparents for a while but then we both had to get going to work, sadly. I could have hung out there all morning, just sipping coffee and starting out the windows into the rainy street.
The sun is supposed to shine again tomorrow or Sunday and stay a few days, thankfully! I am hoping I can crawl out of my sleepy cocoon and finally get moving again!