Jan 032014
 

 

In Focus; High Quality; coffee; #coffee; coffeehouse; #coffeehouse; #quest; quest; latte; #latte; espresso; #espresso; iced coffee; #icedcoffee; additction; entrepreneur; #AOMSOUL; #entreprenuer

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!

In Focus; High Quality; coffee; #coffee; coffeehouse; #coffeehouse; #quest; quest; latte; #latte; espresso; #espresso; iced coffee; #icedcoffee; additction; entrepreneur; #AOMSOUL; #entreprenuer

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.

In Focus; High Quality; coffee; #coffee; coffeehouse; #coffeehouse; #quest; quest; latte; #latte; espresso; #espresso; iced coffee; #icedcoffee; additction; entrepreneur; #AOMSOUL; #entreprenuer

 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.  

In Focus; High Quality; coffee; #coffee; coffeehouse; #coffeehouse; #quest; quest; latte; #latte; espresso; #espresso; iced coffee; #icedcoffee; additction; entrepreneur; #AOMSOUL; #entreprenuer

 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.

My coffee rating:  4 out of 5 coffee beans        coffee, coffeehouse, quest, mocha, frappe, latte, expresso, grind, coffee bean

 

 Continuing my quest, 

 Nancie Lee

 

Tamp & Grind Facebook Page
Espresso Perfection Technique #1 – Tamp
Virtual Coffee – Online coffee zine
 
Other Quest Beyond Big Box posts:
The Drowsy Poet Coffeehouse – Pensacola, FL
St. John’s Coffeehouse – Covington, LA
Nancie Lee is a freelance photographer and inspired writer with an insatiable desire to explore the world. Her website Aperture Of My Soul combines her love for photography with her love of travel. Engaging others to pursue their greatest authentic life, she inspires them to "adventure boldly on their journey".

To view and purchase prints, visit Aperture Of My Soul on SmugMug: http://www.photography.apertureofmysoul.com

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