Tuesday, March 23, 2010

coffee"tawk"

Are you a coffee snob? I think I have become one, before I moved into Manhattan 10 yrs ago, coffee was just something to wash down cake with. In fact, I filled the cup almost all the way with milk then topped it with a little coffee. Then when I started losing weight coffee became dessert for me. I would look forward to iced coffee with skim milk and lots of splenda.

Pre Manhattan days I would not have known the difference between Starbucks, Duncan Donuts, or the deli. Let’s just say when it came to the topic of coffee I was not chock full of knowledge HA HA!

Then when I became more mobile and was able to walk, one day I was served a superb cup of coffee and it felt like I tasted coffee for the first time. I used to frequent a place on my block called The Mercury Dime, they were the first to serve me a great cup of coffee. Going to a coffee shop in Manhattan is a whole social scene and you find yourself in a lot of interesting conversations, I got to know all the people on the street I live when I went to The Dime. Since The Dime closed I can no longer just walk into my local deli for coffee. I was in search of the perfect cup and I found it a little out of my neighborhood. on 7th street in the East Village a place called Abraco. The first day I walked up to the cute man Jamie behind the counter and said "I’ll have an ice latte" and he said no you have to have the ice coffee and I said yes to his boldness, even though I thought latte would be better. He handed me the iced concoction and one sip on the straw and I knew I found my place. This place is standing room only on the inside and out and although I prefer a place to sit I cannot stop taking my daily walk to Abraco. My dog Tush and I find someone's stoop to hang out on or we sit on the little bench outside. Liz the cook can turn an ordinary vegetable into gold. They only use natural ingredients in everything. I find myself talking one day outside to a couple from Switzerland and the next day to a guy from London, I ask these people how they found this place when they are from out of town and they tell me they know some local coffee snobs themselves. So if you are in the East Village you must stop by. Enough coffee tawk! WITH LOVE STACEY

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ya know after reading this i remembered i had Starbucks shots in the fridge so of course i had to go make some coffee ..... Coffee was actually my savior when i was losing weight.. it helped to keep me on track

Love ya
Carol

March 23, 2010 at 5:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you believe I have never had a cup of coffee in my life? My brother has 4 cups by noon every day, to make up for me.

Ira

March 23, 2010 at 10:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ira
better that u never had because the first thing they ask you when you have any surgery is. Do you drink coffee if so how much? so you know it cannot be good. Stacey

March 24, 2010 at 5:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well carol then im glad i didn't write about cupcakes LOL

March 24, 2010 at 5:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HI STACEY, I LOVED YOUR "KAWFEE TAWK" BLOG. FOR ME IT'S ALMOST THE OPPOSITE. I USED TO ASSOCIATE
COFFEE WITH MY MORNING CIGARETTE AND IN ORDER TO QUIT SMOKING I HAD TO GIVE UP COFFEE AND NOW I DON 'T MISS EITHER.

March 30, 2010 at 10:12 PM  

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