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#ElCafeDe2013 Coffee tip of the week: Have another! And another?

When you take a liking to a coffee shop, especially when traveling, you need to…

Tip #16: …have another! And another?

And maybe yet another for good measure haha. Being around home, you know you will be back often to a place you take a liking to. If you are from out-of-town however and you fall in love with the atmosphere and their coffee selection, you own it to yourself to checkout what else they have. When will you have a chance to get back?!

This was the case at Press Coffee Bar in Dayton, Ohio.

PRESS coffee, Dayton, Ohio

Before watching them make the Colombia Nodier Andrade Iced Pour Over…

PRESS coffee, Dayton, Ohio, iced pour over

…I went for a Bolivian Nueva Lllusta Pour Over. I had another. And another? Nah I stuck to two because I had more coffee stops to visit that day. Even though I was smitten I needed to pace myself. πŸ™‚

PRESS coffee, Dayton, Ohio, pour over

Remember if your going to consume a lot of coffee make sure to have that trusty water alongside. If it’s beans your rotating out with multiple cups, it will make it easier to find a bag to take home.

#ElCafeDe2013 Coffee tip of the week: Watch them make it!

I was hanging out at Press Coffee Bar in Dayton, Ohio recently when I decided to get an iced coffee pour over. After ordering the barista called me over.

Press Coffee Bar, Dayton, Ohio

Tip #6: Watch the barista make your coffee whenever you have the chance!

He started to make the iced coffee pour over using their Colombia Nodier Andrade grounds right in front of me describing the process throughout.

Press Coffee Bar, Dayton, Ohio, iced coffee pour over

Iced coffee deliciousness awaited afterwards. I had a greater appreciation for the coffee after seeing it created up close, not too mention the exceptional customer service.

Press Coffee Bar, Dayton, Ohio, Colombia Nodier Andrade iced coffee

Dayton: Running Into a Skyline Shot.

Recently I was heading south down I-75 through Ohio and decided to stop off in Dayton for a coffee. Getting off the interstate and heading towards downtown I ran into Deeds Point MetroPark. I saw opportunity. Getting out of the car and walking onto the bike path, the opportunity was right in front of me. Dayton’s skyline straight ahead opposite the Great Miami River.

Daytona, Ohio, skyline, Deeds Park

I grabbed some more skyline shots as I was walked towards the tall buildings.

Daytona, Ohio, skyline, Deeds Park

Daytona, Ohio, skyline, Deeds Park

The walking continued until I reached the end point of the park which is where the Mad River flows into the Great Miami from the left.

Daytona, Ohio, skyline, Deeds Park

You can walk over the Mad River to the downtown side on a pedestrian bridge which is part of the Mad River Recreation Trail.

Daytona, Ohio, skyline, Deeds Park

I walked to the center of the bridge to capture some more photos.

Daytona, Ohio, skyline, Deeds Park

Daytona, Ohio, skyline, Deeds Park

Of course I’m going to stop at park benches and soak in the romantic and scenic setting.

Daytona, Ohio, skyline, Deeds Park

Daytona, Ohio, skyline, Deeds Park

Looking the other way you’ll see the Great Miami River Recreational Trail which runs alongside the Great Miami River for most part, covering 75 miles and passes by many scenic and historic spots. You can see I-75 and all the traffic crossing over the river off in the distance.

Daytona, Ohio, skyline, Deeds Park, Great Miami River Trail

Daytona, Ohio, skyline, Deeds Park, Great Miami River Trail

Within the park you’ll see a bronze statue of the Wright Brothers, Wilbur and Orville, as the Wright family is from Dayton. As you probably know they are aviation pioneers, inventing and building the first successful airplane.

Daytona, Ohio, skyline, Deeds Park, Wright Brothers statue

What a wonderful and unexpected stop. You never know when that next travel opportunity will strike. πŸ™‚ If your ever driving along I-75 through Dayton make sure to stop here to stretch on the trails and capture the scenic views of the rivers and Dayton skyline.

Daytona, Ohio, skyline, Deeds Park

Where have you unexpectedly run into a skyline shot?