Eric and I have spent many hours sipping coffee and talking in our favorite coffee shops. But the truth is: Eric loves coffee and I love coffee shops. I mean, I like coffee but I really, really like coffee shops. The kind with good music, comfortable seating, cozy decor, and of course, the smell of good coffee. The ones that make you want to stay there a while.
I wasn’t a coffee drinker until we moved to New Orleans. I believe the constant aroma of coffee beans roasting got into my blood and the peer pressure of all those coffee drinkers got into my head. I’ve been drinking coffee ever since.
My favorite coffee shops are my favorite for 1 very important reason: memories. Not good coffee. Not an inviting atmosphere. Not comfortable seating. While each of my favorite places have those characteristics the main reason they’re on my list is because of the memories that are attached to them.
Here are my top three:
1. CC’s Community Coffee House on Royal Street in the New Orleans French Quarter. It’s a neighborhood coffee shop with a lot a locals. I still consider myself a local whenever I visit New Orleans. We spent mornings there on our trip to celebrating our 25th Anniversary. Good memories? Check.
2. Chef’s Market Cafe in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. I’ve spent many lunch and dinner hours there with friends over coffee and good food. Good memories? Check.
3. Java Jolt on the square in Jacksonville, Alabama. Eric and I have a weekly coffee date here. It’s also my go-to place for coffee-talk with friends. Good memories? Check.
4. At home on our quiet street. It’s always my favorite place to be and there are plenty of good memories being made here.
If home is where you prefer to enjoy your favorite cup of coffee or if you have a coffee lover on your list here are some fun gift ideas!
Gift Ideas for the Coffee Lover on Your List:
Keurig K55 Single Serve Programmable K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker, Black–On Sale for $73.78!! Regularly $119.00 Wow!! Plus Free Shipping! I have this model and love it. (*Affiliate Link)
Coffee Variety Sampler Pack for Keurig K-Cup Brewers, 40 Count–sample 40 different coffees! (*Affiliate Link)
Cafe Du Monde Coffee and Chickory, 15 Ounce–Yummy! (*Affiliate Link)
Rattlesnake Coffee Mug Cup – The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – 20oz.–You’d definitely win the award for the “most unique Christmas gift” with this coffee cup! (*Affiliate Link)
Chalkboard Art Coffee Sign–“All You Need is Love and a Good Cup of Coffee” Really cute!!
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