Friday, January 14, 2011
Winters in Wisconsin, bittersweet like a iced double shot cafe mocha. They are wonderful and refreshing, yet a strong one can give you some serious goose bumps! They go hand in hand like a frolicking couple; as such was the Sunday when my lovely girlfriend Maria and I decided to go for a walk with my little brassy pup Piñata along Milwaukee's beautiful lake front. The sky was clear and the sun was bright, but the day wasn't giving much up warmth due to the bitter cold wind that blew....
Lucky for us, one of Milwaukee's most charming and comfortable coffee houses is located conveniently by the lake front were we strolled.
If you've never been to Alterra, than you need to do yourself a favor and stop by one of the many locations found through-out the Milwaukee area. Their coffee, along with their menu and bakery, are simply amazing. One thing cool about Alterra is each coffee house is uniquely tailored to their location, yet they all have a consistent, comfortable and intimate ambiance. On this day we dropped by their Lincoln Memorial location which was once the historic Milwaukee lake front flushing station built 1888. It's a totally sweet location with a great multi-tiered layout.
To warm up our frigid limbs, I had a Mocha Blanco and Maria had the minty mocha Bull Frog (not iced!). Both had a bold distinct espresso flavor, with hits of chocolate that weren't too sweet. Hers had a additional mint flavor much like a after dinner chocolate mint. We also shared the Florentine Egg Sandwich... which like the drinks was suburb!
Overall, I would say that Alterra coffee is a great place to eat, and a even better place to get your caffeine fix. I Highly recommended you giving it a try.
Posted by Corey Kublik at 11:06 PM