THE ULTIMATE HOLIDAY COFFEE SELECTION ON MARKET
‘Twas the week before Christmas and straight down the street,
Ev’ry barista was stirring, fixing up a sweet treat.
The holiday lattes were snug in their mugs
With dashes of nutmeg and caffeine – sweet drug!
Now egg nog! Now praline! Now chestnut and toffee!
On caramel! Gingerbread! Get into my coffee!
Just one more work day as we finish the year
Happy Christmas to all! Let’s share some good cheer.
On a cold December day, we coaxed Market Street resident Rebecca Parsons out of her apartment and onto the chilly street with the promise of a coffee or four. Our caffeinated elf had hopped from shop to shop, putting together the ultimate Market Street Holiday Coffee Carrier: A praline latte from Espresso!, a peppermint mocha latte from BrewHaHa!, a candy cane latte from LoMa Coffee and the off-menu snickerdoodle latte from Starbucks.
Rebecca enjoyed multiple lattes as she shared a bit about why coffee matters at the holiday season:
“I started drinking coffee with my grandmother, when I was 5 years old. We'd wake up at 6 a.m., go outside, sit on the stoop and drink our coffee. My mom, she has never had a cup of coffee in her life, and she'd say, ‘I can't believe you're giving my daughter coffee!’”
“Is that snickerdoodle? I really enjoy the snickerdoodle. But it’s sweet. I don't know if I could drink more than one. I'm a firm believer in sandwiching your sweetness at the holidays -- sweet, savory, sweet, savory. I like to break it up a little bit.”
“But get sprinkles on it. Sprinkles are awesome. Sprinkles and whipped cream, always, on drinks that are supposed to be like that.”
“I will say I'm partial to BrewHaHa. It's right across the street from my home. I love the vibe. My coffee drinking ranges from one cup to four cups, depending on the day, but if I'm at a BrewHaHa working, it's no brainer, I have two at least. One day my mom, she came to visit, and I was like, ‘Mom, want to see the fun thing to do? We’re going to sit in BrewHaHa all day.’”
“I'm hoping we have a white Christmas. It was going to be! For a minute. Last week, they were saying it's going to snow. All I like to do is just curl up and have a cup of coffee or tea and just watch out my window at the snow. My windows overlook Market, so I can sit on my windowsill as I look down. 'You're all cold, and I'm up here. And I'm drinking coffee.'”