The 2014 Coffee Moment for Me.

While out on the open road in 2014 many great coffee and coffee shop moments come to mind. The one that sticks out occurred during a random 4.5 mile walk I took one morning from the Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago to the Loop (Downtown area) primarily along N. Milwaukee Avenue.

My feet took me from Ipsento Coffee, passing through Wicker Park and The Wormhole Coffee, into the River West neighborhood and Big Shoulders Coffee. At Big Shoulders I grabbed an iced coffee which really hit the spot on that muggy morning.I continued the rest of the way with the iced coffee at my side. The coffee decided to take a break on a random park bench in West Town.

Big Shoulders Coffee, Chicago, iced coffee

Big Shoulders Coffee, Chicago, iced coffee

The travel goosebumps were in full force at that moment. I was roaming in one of my favorite cities, with a good-looking java. 🙂 A coffee moment I will always remember.

.@BigShouldersCW iced #coffee just hanging out in West Town. #Chicago #choosechicago #ttot

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Do you have a memorable coffee and/or travel experience from 2014?

10 responses to “The 2014 Coffee Moment for Me.

  1. My last cafe con leche I drank at Satellite Coffee in Albuquerque before I went overseas for a study abroad program. I was with some good friends, and just chatting about life— and a few days later I was on a plane heading toward the Czech Republic.

    • The coffee shop is definitely a great place for conversation and hanging with friends. 🙂 A nice day for you I’m sure. 🙂 Good luck with your studies.

  2. What a great name for a coffee place in Chicago. I really need to expand my coffee horizons in this city. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • No problem, there are too many great coffee shops in Chicago, too little time. Like the name and logo. They have a great space to work or just relax. Hope you can make it there sometime. Wouldn’t have ever come across it if it were not for the walk. 🙂

  3. I visited a mission in the mountains of Northern Thailand where Italian priests roast locally grown coffee. They let me watch the whole process and then I got to sample a cup of freshly roasted espresso. Amazing! I’m posting about it today.

    • Very cool beans! That sounds like an amazing, unique coffee experience. Will definitely check out your post Melissa. Happy Holidays!

  4. Sorry, I didn’t get to finish my comment…I always enjoy your posts about coffee and I wish you the happiest of holidays! 🙂

  5. Chicago is one of my favorite cities ever to visit! Amazing food in every nook and cranny, tons of culture, and the summers are incredibly live!

    • Mine too Airam! Summer is when I am there the most, for there is so much to do. It is a foodie paradise. Do love experiencing all the deep dish Chicago style pizza.

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