It is time to feel better. Plain and simple. Clinging to coffee, sugar and chocolate may get your through the day, but they are a temporary fixes for deeper discomforts. Fatigue. Anxiety. Insomnia. Constipation. Cravings. Ringing any bells?
Artifact Coffee of Hampden, one of the restaurants in Spike Gjerde’s Foodshed family, is in talks to open a second location in Charles Village.
First, we all had the classic Mr.Coffee drip machine. Then, the more sophisticated of us upgraded to French press. A few holdovers stuck with their grandmothers’ percolators. Meanwhile, home espresso machines totally became a thing– followed by two opposite ends of the spectrum: the Keurig and the pour over. And where does that leave us we now? Well, mostly just ordering our usual at the coffee shop, rather than trying to figure out how we should be making our coffee ourselves. But thankfully, there are people out there who’ve got it all figured out. And they’re not just keeping it to themselves. Artifact’s Coffee Director David Anderson will be sharing all his tips and tricks this week for making the perfect cup of coffee at home.
Saturday, June 7th
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I was sipping on a giant mug of warm, delicious coffee as I read this recent story about Johns Hopkins research on caffeine addiction. And then I felt kind of guilty. And then I poured myself another cup.
But at least I’m not alone; according to researchers, “caffeine is the most commonly used drug in the world,” consumed by 90 percent (!) of U.S. adults on a regular basis. Which is okay… up to a point.
Loyalty cards and loyalty programs encourage customers to keep coming back to the same store in hopes of gaining perks or discounts or some other amorphous reward. But what do you do when you don’t want customers to return to the same places again and again — when, in contrast, you want them to find entirely new places to explore? Why, you give them a disloyalty card, of course!
I was hoping to make a trip to Paris this year (my best friend lives there…she’s a lucky girl) but sadly, it’s not in the cards right now. But now I can go to Hampden’s newest cafe and pretend.
Susannah Siger of Ma Petite Shoe has opened a lovely little cafe right next door to her fabulous shop that sells gorgeous shoes and chocolates…and a certain salted caramel brownie. They have delicious coffee drinks, pastries and more. Soon they’ll have crepes, too – stay tuned Ma Petite Shoe’s Facebook page for updates. For now, stop by and you’ll be greeted by their friendly staff and they’ll guide you to your perfect coffee drink. They whipped me up a salted caramel latte…it was a little crazy…did the barista know that I’m the brownie baker?? I also picked up some housemade salads (the broccoli salad is amazing – ate that in about five minutes. Susannah also pointed out that the roasted sweet potato salad uses potatoes from Friends and Farms. I love it.
Ooh la la – what a great little spot. I LOVE MY HOOD.
Updated May 22, 2013 at 7:09 a.m.