I love coffee more than I love most things, and I rely on it to function each day, so this Test Kitchen is near and dear to my heart. My first taste of coffee was at 13, when my aunt bought me a caramel Frappuccino from Starbucks while we were back-to-school shopping. I was thrilled. I thought it was a great treat, and I’d never felt more grown up.
Lately, I’ve seen people touting the health benefits of adding butter to their coffee. As an avid coffee drinker myself, I try to stay up on the latest trends in the coffee world. I’ve tried adding collagen to my daily cup of joe, and I’ve perfected my at-home cold brew routine. But adding butter to my coffee is just something I couldn’t bring myself to do.
Many people enjoy a cup of coffee, or two, every single day. And many people suffer from anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, insomnia and depression. Is it just a coincidence or could there be a correlation between these mental health issues and caffeine intake?
The logo of Cathy Wyatt’s business is a bright sun, which is perfectly fitting with her outgoing and sunny personality. Wyatt is the founder and owner of Carpe Diem Coffee Shop at 215 Market Avenue N, which has become a magnet for coffee and tea aficionados and is one of downtown Canton’s most successful businesses.
OK, picture this: It’s 6 a.m. It’s dark and kind of cold. It’s a Monday. You are already at work because you are a newspaper reporter and you sometimes fill in on the super-early cops shift. What are you drinking?
A few months ago during one of our weekly library trips, Austin perused the new nonfiction section and brought home “Why We Sleep” by Matthew Walker. For the next few weeks, I was bombarded with all kinds of sleep knowledge, some of which I would rather not have known.
Who said you have to choose just one espresso drink? Get yourself an espresso flight at CRéMA Éspresso Bar and Café and try four to five to find out what your favorite is. Add a cannoli or other baked good to your order. The café also offers breakfast and lunch options.
Extend your stay at Tremont Coffee Co. with a Chemex of hot coffee, $6.55. With more than two mugs worth of coffee, you can share or keep it all for yourself. Add a honey butter or brown sugar cinnamon stuffed croissant ($4.95 each) from GourZants to complete your treat.