Following my camera to Alexandria, LA for some adventure, I stopped in Tamp and Grind pursuing my Quest Beyond Big Box coffee. It’s a cozy place on 4th street. It had a fun eclectic feel. My normal ‘frappe’ was reinvented with some hot chocolate mix. But I LOVE chocolate, so no complaints from me! I also tucked a piece of gooey butter cake in my purse for the drive home. Yum!
Curious, I asked the barista what Tamp and Grind meant? I have already disavowed my coffee ‘expertise’! He showed me that ‘tamping’ is the procedure they use to pack the coffee in the filter before brewing. He didn’t need to explain Grind, I got that part.
While waiting an extended time for the occupied restroom to become un-occupied, I had an enjoyable conversation with a young man about adventuring and seeing new places. His enthusiasm for exploring made me smile.
Tamp & Grind was a great stop for my caffeine fix! Next time you’re visiting or traveling thru Alexandria, make sure you grab your favorite cup of coffee. And maybe, a snack for the road too.
Continuing my quest,
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