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Places to Drink Coffee in L.A.: Woodcat Coffee Bar

From my Places to Drink Coffee in Los Angeles series (a real thing I just made up), today I am giving you a rundown on Woodcat Coffee Bar in Echo Park. First a quick poll: Am I the only one who, upon reading the name “Woodcat,” mentally chants “How much wood could a woodcat chuck if a woodcat could chuck wood?”?  Anyone? Comment below. By the way, woodcat is an old Scottish nickname for a hare, proving once again that Scottish people are awesome. I am part Scottish. Anyway, as I was saying, Woodcat Coffee Bar…

Raw Cocoa Beans! It’s like if a chocolate-flavored almond and a coffee bean had a baby.

Hi! I sit here typing up this blog in a highly energetic state thanks, I believe, to the delicious handful of raw cocoa seeds I just ate. Fun fact, the stimulant activity of chocolate is due to cocoa’s theobromine content. If you happen to ever get a trivia question asking what stimulant is in chocolate and you get the answer right, I would appreciate it if you would please send me a dollar. Anyways. A couple of months ago, I was checking out some of the less “gentrified” food stalls at the Grand Central Market (#dtla…

Places to Drink Coffee in L.A.: G&B Coffee

  Today, ladies and gentlemen, I am reviewing the wonderful, the beautiful, the awesome G&B Coffee in Downtown Los Angeles (from here on out #dtla; hashtag: because I can.) Founded by Kyle Glanville (G) and Charles Babinski (B), G&B’s mission is to introduce people to the great coffees of the World. I have been to this coffee shop now many times and every time I have loved it. And here, my furry friends, are the reasons G&B is possibly my favorite of the many awesome coffee shops in Los Angeles: 1. Amazing coffee…

Places to Drink Coffee in L.A.: Paramount Coffee Project (a.k.a. PCPLA)

Today I am reviewing the Australia-inspired coffee shop Paramount Coffee Project Los Angeles, which is PCPLA for short. It took me approximately 5 weeks to learn the correct order of that acronym, but I love Australians so I forgive them for making me think I am stupid, temporarily (for 5 weeks). Paramount Coffee Project started in Sydney as a collaboration between Jin Ng of Paramount House, Mark Dundon of Seven Seeds and Russell Beard of Reuben Hills. After success in Sydney, PCP decided to open Los Angeles, and in keeping with the specialty coffee and food format of a…

Places to Drink Coffee in L.A.: Alfred Coffee & Kitchen {Melrose Place}

Hey there. Today’s subject is Alfred Coffee & Kitchen {Melrose Place} in West Hollywood – also known as the first of the Alfred Coffee shops – and not to be confused with the second Alfred Coffee {In the Alley} that is on Melrose Avenue and exactly 0.3 miles from the original shop. Don’t ask me why, but probably because Los Angeles residents are generally afraid to walk anywhere, and if a street needs to be crossed, it is seen as a real legitimate reason for abandoning the entire mission. Of the three Alfred Coffees I…