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Monday coffee: Kaldi’s Coffee and Big Momma’s

Kaldi's LogoI started my morning with a run to Kaldi’s Coffee.  I have a little cold right now, and I’ve found that hot chocolate in my morning drink really makes my throat feel better when it doesn’t feel just right.  So, the drink choice of the day was a grande Mayan Mocha.  Wow — it hit the spot.  Those spices and the chocolate all thrown in with the coffee and milk were exactly what I needed to give my throat a little relief.   I also grabbed a cranberry scone for breakfast (it has some kind of nuts in it too — maybe almonds), and the scone I got is gargantuan.  I also purchased one of the chocolate dipped pecan coconut cookies for a snack later in the day.

By mid-morning, I needed a little “pick me up” — the Mayan Mocha caffeine content just didn’t get things humming enough for a Monday morning — and my body was craving something warm for this cold winter day.  My office is in downtown Springfield, so I hopped in my car and drove to Big Momma’s Coffee & EspressoBig Mommas LogoIt appeared to be a slow morning at Big Momma’s and I was the only one there at the moment, but when I ordered a small double Americano, the guy behind the counter told me that the Americano had been a popular drink all morning.  I guess the bold flavor and caffeine kick of a double Americano is the perfect fit for a Monday morning.

He started to make me a 16 ounce Americano, but I did the math and figured out that I would be consuming 4 shots on top of the shot or 2 I already had in the Mayan Mocha.   So I made sure he made me a smaller one and just put 3 shots in it.  When I got back into my car, I transferred it into my thermal cup, and I was impressed with the thick crema that was sitting on top of the Americano.  It was a good drink for a cold morning, although it definitely gave me a caffeine buzz for most of the rest of the day.