Sunday, April 30, 2017

Uncle Jons Coffees

This side wall is full of baskets, shirts, and sweatshirts for sale! 
Uncle Jons Coffees in Marion Massachussets is a quiet and cozy place to enjoy food and drinks alone or with the family! The staff is very friendly and are ready to help
with anything a costumer may need.
Filling the chairs inside of the shop are mostly locals of Marion, everyone is very nice! Click this link to view a map of where Uncle Jon's is located and to get directions!

The shop is covered in interesting wall art and always has music playing!

 Not only do they have amazing tasting coffee, they have smoothies, espresso options, teas and much more! They also do a variety of food choices that are freshly made in store! The last time I visited I ordered a caramel latte with whole milk and a Thai chicken sandwich that was delicious! I highly recommend visiting the Marion or Mattapoisett location!

Kiskadee Coffee Company

This Coffee shop is located on 18 Main street in Plymouth, MA. They are in a great location, surrounded by many cute shops and also just around the corner from Plymouth Rock! Been in business for about 20 years now. They get many local costumers along with lots of tourists. The inside of the place is very nice and open with a lot of seating, has a good atmosphere. Very rustic looking on the inside. They have breakfast options along with panini sandwiches to compliment their great coffee. The last time I went I ordered a vanilla chai latte and it was out of this world! If you are ever in the area I highly recommend a visit!

The Better Bean

The better bean is a quiet little café that is located in Bridgewater Massachusetts on 23 central square. The café has plenty of variety when it comes to coffee and that extends to the rest of the menu as well, sandwiches and pastries but back to the coffee. The beans used are from a variety of places and have their own unique flavors. There are many types of coffee a customer can have such as ice, hot, latte hot or cold, and cappuccino. I don’t drink coffee very often, but on my first visit to this café I ordered a latte with sugar and I have to say that it was very enjoyable.  


Peekskill Coffee House

This coffee shop is located in New York and is one of my all time favorites. They serve arabica coffee and all there espresso beans come from Guatemala, Costa Rica, and Honduras. They have all kinds of flavors starting with the simple ones like hazelnut and french vanilla to more extreme flavors like blueberry and gingerbread. What really sets this coffee shop apart from others is it upbeat environment. It is always busy through all times of the day and they provide awesome customer service. This cafe has a hipster vibe to it with cozy couches and vintage tables and chairs. . The best time to go, is on Friday and Saturdays because they have live music and trivia for the customers. Lastly, they also have a wide variety of food and desserts to go with there coffee like apple rounds and crepe's. I highly recommend this cafe to people who are huge coffee drinkers.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Rockin' & Roastin' Cafe

I recently visited Rockin' & Roastin Café in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. It was founded by Aerosmith drummer Joe Kramer. He is very passionate about coffee and usually drinks it before he performs on stage. His brand of coffee is primarily from Guatemala. They have coffee from Guatemala, Ethiopia, and Sumatra. The coffee is filtered using Swiss water process. When I went there it was not very busy, but when I talked to the manager he said that sometimes it was busy during the morning but they do get after school rushes. As a first time visitor, I felt out of place. I talked to some of the customers and they said they absolutely love it. There was everything from veterans people with pony tails and tattoos. I will go as far as to say that it is just like a Hard Rock Café but for coffee drinkers. I am not much of a coffee drinker but I would definitely recommend it to anyone who has not checked it out.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Cafe on the Common

Café of the Common is a hidden jewel in Mansfield, MA locates at 12 South Main Street and it has been in business since 2001. Their busiest times are on the weekend. When I walked into the cafe on Sunday, I was greeted warmly by one of their workers, and was seated after a brief ten minute wait. I could feel the family atmosphere as soon as I sat down, and always believed this was the best part of the cafe. There were many small groups, of all ages. Everyone seemed to know one another, and had smiles on their faces.  Their menu has a vast selection of breakfast and lunch entrees, including their specialty dish, blueberry French toast which is what I ordered. The blueberry French toast was delicious, and it did not disappoint. The coffee served by the café is a Columbian bean, and our attentive waitress constantly filled our mugs with the aromatic coffee. Overall, the atmosphere and delicious menu options makes a trip to Café on the Common enjoyable every time. 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Mirasol's Cafe

Mirasol's Cafe
439 State Rd, North Dartmouth MA
Hours: Mon-Sat 7 am until 7 pm
       Sunday 9am until 5 pm

This coffee shop is an extremely vibrant and enthusiastic place. There are bright colors on the inside and on the outside to grab your attention. This coffee shop stays very true to it's coffee roots by being a Latino cafe. There are tables and chairs outside as well as many more on the inside. This coffee shop seems to be extremely busy with a lot of people, including myself, ordering their signature secret iced coffee mixture called the "Chippi". It was so good and gave me a serious energy kick which is important to me with my caffeine. They also serve Jim's organic coffee which is a fair-trade brand and very good. Overall, the experience I had there was one filled with color, creative coffees and sandwiches/quesadillas, and many excited people to get their hands on one of those signature Chippi iced coffees!

One thing to add also is that it is located very close to UMass Dartmouth so it seemed to have a big college crowd of people who wanted coffee! Overall, it was an extremely cool and fun atmosphere that many college students including myself seem to enjoy.

The Daily Brew Coffee House

I Decided to go visit The Daily Brew Coffee House. The Daily Brew is located in Cataumet Ma. I decided to visit this place because I always drive by and I have only stopped in once. It is a very busy Coffee shop for people of all ages.
While I was there I notice many people sitting down to eat but, many people took food and drinks to go. The Daily Brew serves all types of sandwiches for lunch and all different breakfast options.
They do all of there own baking in house. They have many different options for hot and iced coffee. They get their coffee from jims organic coffee in Wareham Ma. The sandwich and coffee that I had was very good. I Highly recommend visiting this place.

The Owner Kathy Hickey has been in this location for 12 years. She prides her self in good service and good food. She also likes to support the locals by letting them sell some of their art work and crafts in her shop.


Monday, April 24, 2017

The Thinking Cup

The Thinking Cup

The Thinking Cup has three different locations around Boston. There are shops in the Boston Common, the Back Bay, and the North End. They are a very wonderful coffee shop committed to providing high quality service, using only the finest coffee beans, and providing a comfortable environment. The Thinking Cup has been busy every time I have gone. It is always filled with students, business workers, medical professionals and all sorts of people. Whether you are visiting to enjoy the company of others, or to get some work done, the shop provides a great environment. There is a large variety of coffee, teas, refreshments, pastries and meals that the customer can enjoy. There coffee is served fresh, and most of their food is made with organic and all natural ingredients. Overall, this is a great coffee shop to visit, and spend some time in, or to get a quick bite to go!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Better Bean coffee Company

The coffee shop stressed knowing their farmer, and making sure they are supporting someone who grows the coffee in the right way, ensuring their customers receive the best quality. The excellent customer service they presented when I visited definitely made my short stay a pleasant experience. The ice coffee and coffee muffin I purchased were great, they were both gone before I left. They also have a variety of sandwiches and muffins they get from local bakeries. Overall the Better Bean Coffee company is a place I would recommend.

Devaughn Senna

Thursday, April 20, 2017

T's cafe

T's cafe is unique to Holbrook, MA as it is it's only location. T's has been in business for about 4 years now and has a loyal following. The cafe is within a mile of Holbrook High and the Holbrook/Randolph commuter rail station, so you can find a lot of foot traffic from these places from people trying to get their coffee. T's offers a variety of smoothies, flavored coffees, cappuccinos, teas, hot chocolates, espresso, etc. Not only do they offer a bunch of drink options, but they have a lot of food options as well! At T's you can find: bagels, breakfast sandwiches, paninis, wraps, etc. I highly recommend the El Diablo, it's got sriracha and bacon, what's more to love? :) There's a flavored coffee for everyone, at T's you can find: strawberry shortcake, tiramisu, rolo, minty irishmen, etc. And for all my noncoffee drinkers out there (myself included), the smoothies from here are amazing! The mango one is so good. You won't find a lot of people sitting around enjoying their coffee, as most people take their coffee and go. T's is a great place for adventurous coffee drinkers who are looking to try every flavor of coffee they can imagine. The prices are reasonable and the staff is wonderful!

Monday-Friday: 6-3
Saturday: 7-2
Sunday: 8-1

The Nook Gourmet CoffeeShop

I recently visited the Nook in Fairhaven, MA. This was a local coffee shop I have been to a few times previously. I walked in and already knew what I wanted. I ordered a Blue Devil Brew, which is their signature iced coffee. After speaking with the owner Paul for a few minutes, he offered me one of his new specialty beverages on the house. It's called a Root Beer Nitro Brew. This is a blend of iced coffee, root beer, and a vanilla foam placed on top of it all. Although it sounds very interesting, it was very delicious and I would recommend it to other customers. The nook is a very great place to stop in and grab a coffee to go, you won't be disappointed.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The better bean coffee by Madeline Landry

I have had nothing but great experiences at the Better Bean. Its nice being able to walk downtown to a nice little coffee shop off the Bridge water campus. My roommate happens to work there and she loves the environment and the day to day work style of being there. I have to say the coffee is unique and well tasting, they keep it interesting for consumers with different special coffee flavors. They have plenty of goodies from different local shops around town. The menu is very diverse and they have plenty of other options besides pastries and coffee. They obtain the most interesting, well tasting handcrafted sandwiches including breakfast sandwiches. The prices are a bit over priced but its well worth the friendly, peaceful environment.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Better Bean Coffee Company

Better Bean Coffee Company is a coffee shop located in the center of Bridgewater. It's a very short walk from campus, so I visited on a delightful, 70 degree Wednesday, with my friend. Despite the shop being so close to campus, I had never visited before, so I was excited to stumble upon something wonderful and close. There was some cute outdoor seating, but the wind was very active, so we opted for indoor seating.

Better Bean Coffee Co's proximity to campus. It took us about five minutes to walk there from RCC. Though they do not advertise it on campus, the owner told me that they have poetry nights and open mic nights hosted in the shop on select Thursday nights.

The menu consisted of different coffee drinks, hot and iced, bakery items, and different sandwiches. I ordered a cup of their house blend, hot coffee. My friend tried their dark roast and got a "Californian" sandwich. He highly recommended both, and I was extremely pleased with my coffee. It tasted fresh, fruity, and simply delicious. After I was done observing, I went back to the owner to explain how I had come from class and to express how much I enjoyed my cup of coffee. We chatted and he recommended the "Ethiopian Limu," which is a very fruity single source coffee that they sell as whole beans. They advertised it on a small dry-erase board by the ordering area. He also told me about their open mic nights and poetry nights that they host.

After I ordered, I turned around and was so pleasantly surprised to find this board of information. Information on origin was provided down to the farmers' names. This made me quite happy. 
Inside the coffee shop, local art lined the walls and eclectic tables and chairs added to the warm and inviting, "hip" environment. Some nice, Middle Eastern sounding instrumental music played in the background. Two different women were getting work done while slowly drinking their drinks. One appeared to be a student doing work, while the other woman was in business casual. Two professors drank coffee and carried out a lively conversation about the sociology department on campus, and a young couple appeared to be on an unawkward date. After us came only two more customers. One of the customers took out a hot coffee and pastry, then the other took out an iced coffee and sandwich. 

Though not empty, the place certainly was not booming at 5pm. My friend and I established that Better Bean Coffee Co is the perfect warm and peaceful atmosphere to get homework done in. We will most certainly be back to enjoy the space, the food, and the delicious coffee. 

Better Bean Coffee Co
23 Central Square, Bridgewater, MA 02324
Somethin's Brewin' Book Cafe is a very nice, cozy place in the heart of Lakeville. The building
was built in 1914 as a public library of the town of Lakeville. In 2005, the library moved to a
new and bigger facility right across the street. So the cafe opened its gate in 2007 and doing its
business since then. The inside area reminds me a small, friendly library, where people could
enjoy their coffee and food among a lot of books. Customers can select from a lot
of different types of drinks - espresso, latte, cappuccino, mocha, brewed coffee, tea, hot
chocolate, sodas, smoothies, etc. - and food, such as sandwiches, salads, soups, and
desserts. By the time I got there, 8 AM Sunday, a few local older people were there. It seemed
like everyone knew everyone, so it was like a big family gathered around. They also have free
Wi-Fi, but people don't really use it when they go there. The small, friendly ex-library will catch
your attention right after you step in. 
Somethin's Brewin' has a unique book-lovers atmosphere. It is a great place to meet up with
friends or just sit for a quiet cup of coffee and a sandwich. You can sit in and outside.
The setting here is the real highlight with comfy couches, pleasant decor, books to browse
Somethin's Brewin' Book Cafe, 241 Main St, Lakeville, MA 02347
                                                                                                                                   by: Lorinc Vincze   

The Coffee Exchange in Providence

I've gone to visit The Coffee Exchange at many different times during the day and every time I go its a very bustling scene I love almost every time I've been. The only time I haven't been is earlier in the morning, but I had just realized that it's not that inconvenient of a trip. I may just take it tomorrow!!

The customers that frequent this establishment have the choice of either carrying out or taking a seat and enjoying their brew, there is no drive-thru.  There is a plethora of people that walk through the doors of The Coffee Exchange. Located not too far from downtown providence, it's inhabitants are indicative of the inner city. Students, professors and business professionals that all "Exchange" a tip of the hat at The Coffee Exchange.  Variation in age and group size varies among times of the day. Later in the day, the students are finished with class so they come in droves, but the lunch rush belongs to the business professionals.

The owners founded The Coffee Exchange in 1983 and pride themselves in the organizations they support.  Imported through cooperative coffees, they encourage the ideal all that we've been taught all throughout class; coffee is a universal language that we all should learn to speak.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Teas and Javas

When deciding what coffee shop to visit I tried to find one I never heard of before. I searched online to see reviews on places people liked and that’s when I came across Teas and Javas. It looked like such a cute coffee shop so I knew I had to go visit it. Its located in 199 Wayland Avenue in Providence. Teas and Javas is a very welcoming coffee shop with great employees who are very helpful. They have so many flavors to try and the workers there gave great suggestions on what to try. They have a variety of different types of drinks a long with food to enjoy in a very peaceful enviorment. This coffee shop has something for everyone to enjoy. 

-Madison Duross


This past weekend my Mama and I visited ChaiBo Coffee and Tea House located at 37 Boulder Drive in Fitchburg Massachusetts. I had visited once before but, it was a few years ago. There is outside seating you can see when you first walk in, and then inside there are a few booths, many couches as well as some tables and chairs. There was a very relaxed vibe and it smelled very much like coffee (I liked it). There was over head music playing but I also happened to remember from last time I had visited that they often have live music in the evenings. My Mama and I had arrived around noon and at that time it was fairly busy. Most people were there in groups, typically sharing an appetizer or two. There were also many people coming in and ordering to go. There were only two people working and for how busy it seemed to be, they definitely needed more people to be waiting and serving. I ordered the "ChaiBo Coffee" which was coffee with a shot of espresso and I ordered almond milk to go with it. The coffee was VERY strong tasting so I could only drink half of the cup and I was rather wired after. My Mama ordered a Chai tea latte and she drank the whole cup, she enjoyed it very much. We also ordered a Caesar salad and a hummus platter to share. The Caesar salad was totally awesome and I am always a lover of hummus so no complaints there. Overall it was a pretty good experience and I would recommend it to a friend as well as visit again.

Bridgewater Bagel and Coffee Shop

            For my Café Visit I went to Bridgewater Bagel and Coffee Shop on 86 Spring Street, Bridgewater, Massachusetts.  They have been at this location for a little over a year serving fresh bagels daily with flavored cream cheese, several types of flavor brewed coffee and much more from other beverages to breakfast sandwiches.  On a blue bird Sunday (April 2, 2017) around ten in the morning my roommate and I drove to Bridgewater Bagel to have breakfast.  Ordering a large iced Jamaican me Crazy iced coffee and a Tomato Basil bagel with Jalapeño Cheddar cream cheese Hayley and I sat down. I chose an iced coffee instead of hot because hot coffee from Bridgewater Bagel is served in a Styrofoam cup and from learning in class from Professor Hayes-Bohanan this will compromise the flavor. 
First I observed the space.  A television sat on the side wall playing the news while todays hits played from a large speaker in the front on the front counter.  Many pictures of animals line the walls (paintings of cows and dogs, paintings on the windows of bears). The bears used to attract the college students at Bridgewater State University (home of the bears).  For a Sunday Bridgewater Bagel seemed pretty slow with only three out of the maybe twenty tables in the shop including Hayley and myself filled.  These tables were groups of two or more all looking to be of the college age except an older gentlemen in the corner reading the paper. Most costumers that came in and took their orders to go while only a few stayed to enjoy the experience. 
As I began to eat my breakfast I found myself not loving the coffee that I ordered from Bridgewater Bagel.  I myself, usually only drink coffee black or with a little cream and after trying this coffee I was not satisfied with the flavor so hopefully next time a different flavor will taste better for me personally.  Bridgewater Bagel does not seem to promote one brand of coffee but rather a few (3 to 4) for the best flavors of each (S & D Specialty Coffees Incorporated and Boston’s Best).  I find this to be quite clever on the owner’s behalf not being limited to promoting one type of coffee but multiple to extend her business to others and hopefully add more diversity to the coffee and the costumers who come in to buy it. 

After enjoying my coffee I went to the front and discussed the business a bit in detail with the owner, Kristen A’Gostino.  Receiving the business from her ex-boyfriend she has tried to decorate the store more to her liking by adding the animal theme, more comfortable seating and a lighter atmosphere with the use of music and bright accents.  Another few fun facts I learned is there is a phone number that costumers can call but orders cannot be called in for pick up, a small and medium iced coffee is the same price and my bagel was fantastic.  I will definitely be coming back to Bridgewater Bagel to sit and eat/drink again. 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Pink Bean Coffee

The Pink Bean Coffee 

85 Purchase St, Fall River, MA
Phone Number: (800) 760-6656
Monday-Friday: 6:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 7:30am - 4:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am - 2:30pm

When looking for a coffee shop to visit for this project I tried to pick somewhere no has gone too. So I took to google maps to see what businesses were in my hometown area as I travel home for the Easter holiday weekend. I stumbled upon this shop in the neighboring city, with good reviews online as well as confirmation from my Fall River resident roommate this was definitely a place I had to check out. There I was eager to try new coffee in hopes of finally finding my new local home hot spot.

My initial thought was it was a cute little shop with outdoor seating and a swanky new seating room, however after spending multiple hours there I learned it was more of a grab and go place. With a large reoccurring clientele and constantly busy this little cafe has made quite the name for themselves. I found the staff to be super fun and lively to all their customers and a good energy toward each other. When I asked them to answer my questions they were nothing but friendly and happy to help. 

The Pink Bean Coffee is in less than a two minute radius to other coffee competitors in the area.

Their most popular drink which is the Mojo, is also their signature drink. They pride themselves on using organic fruits, vegetables,and ingredients for food or drinks. Jims Organic is their go to for a roaster. Not only do they support organic local foods they also have local artists and photographers come and display their work and are able to sell it for profit. Also with their custom sandwiches they keep true to their Portuguese roots. 

Between the multiple amounts of coffee choices, the use of organic product, and the support for their local community. This hidden away local cafe is a go to on your next stop through the city! 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Equal Exchange Cafe

Equal Exchange Café

Address: 226 Causeway St, Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 372-8777
Hours: Monday- Friday: 7AM-7PM
 Saturday: 8AM-5PM
 Sunday: 9AM-4PM

For my coffee shop visit I decided to go to Equal Exchange Café in Boston, MA. I visited the café with my girlfriend on a comfortable Sunday morning. I recommend going early in the morning to try to beat Boston traffic. Once we got there I was very happy to see a parking lot because parking in Boston is not the easiest thing to do.

            My first initial reaction when I walked in was that it had a calm and relaxed atmosphere. Most of the people who were there seemed to be older couples. The woman at the register was very welcoming and answered all my questions regarding their coffee. Personally, I love cold brew coffee and was extremely pleased to see that they offer it. I ordered their largest cold brew coffee and put a dash of milk in it. The coffee was fantastic. My girlfriend and I were very pleased with the quality of the coffee compared to previous iced coffee we have gotten from Dunkin Donuts and Marylou’s. With our coffee we got organic chocolate, it was by far better than most chocolate that you get in any store. I highly recommend eating some chocolate to go with your coffee. Along with cold brew coffee they offer hot coffee, cappuccinos, tea, hot cocoa, espressos and more. They also serve fresh lunch sandwiches, soups and some breakfast food to go along with your drink.

            The thing that really caught my eye about Equal Exchange Café was not only did they sell fair trade coffee; they also sold fair trade tea, cocoa, olive oil, and almonds. You can get get high quality products while supporting a great cause.     

The inside a chocolate bar from Equal Exchange cafe

            My girlfriend and I enjoyed the coffee so much that we decided to go every Sunday morning, and to get a different item on the menu every time. If you are looking for high quality coffee not only to drink, but also to buy, I highly recommend Equal Exchange Café.

You can take fair trade coffee home