Saturday, July 7, 2012
Welcome to my favorite coffee house in North Dakota. It's called The Brew in Dickinson. It's housed in an old chapel. A tiny chapel with a steeple, stained glass windows, and a little courtyard around it. A temple to caffeine.
I'd been to this coffeeshop back when it was called Badlands Brew (and the photos are from a visit when it was Badlands Brew), but it's wonderful to see that under the new management, it's still amazing. Fab sandwiches and really really good coffee.
Let me tell the sweet tale of my last visit to The Brew.
I walked in on one of those first super hot North Dakota summer days, asking the barista for "something iced and not too sweet." He recommended an iced toddiano, which I'd never heard of before then, but it's made with cold-pressed coffee and it was EXACTLY what I wanted. No harsh espresso tinge, not super milky, just refreshing, coffee-licious.
I was in town to help with a fundraising event. I walked in with my cup from The Brew and started chatting with folks, most of whom I had never met before. One woman smiled and asked me what I was drinking. I told her, saying how much I loved the location, how good my drink tasted, how nice the barista was in recommending it. She smiled again and said, "Oh, that's so good to hear. I actually own The Brew. Thanks for stopping by."
I guarantee you'll never have that experience while holding a Starbucks cup.
Posted by Rhubarb and Venison at 7:35 AM