Sunday, June 2, 2024

Pitman, NJ - The Brewed Awakening Cafe

The Brewed Awakening Cafe
44 S. Broadway
Pitman, NJ 08071

I met my daughter Piper at this local cafe this morning. Since I had already had my hot coffee at home (courtesy of Ocean City Coffee), I ordered a "specialty" drink. Piper got the same ... who can resist the American Dream? I am all about the American Dream! In terms of a sweet coffee drink, this dream drip consisted of salted caramel cold brew with dark chocolate cold foam and topped with caramel. Read more! 

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Cairns, Australia - Wharf ONE Cafe

Wharf ONE Cafe
Wharf Street on Trinity Wharf
Cairns City, Queensland, Australia

I realize this is does not fit into the "cross country model" but hey! CCF is going international! We recently traveled to Australia and spent time in Sydney and Cairns. In Sydney, we explored the city, the architecture, and the beaches. In Cairns, we snorkeled along the Great Barrier Reef. We also went a fabulous steakhouse to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday, and on Easter morning, we went out for brunch at Wharf ONE Cafe. Read more!

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Saugatuck, Michigan - Uncommon Coffee Roasters

Uncommon Coffee Roasters
127 Hoffman Street
Saugatuck, MI 49453

Choosing a coffee shop to visit when we traveled through Saugatuck was a little like Solomon's baby ... I couldn't choose! So I went to several, and I will just have to go back to this super quaint beach town along Lake Michigan on another road trip! What a great place! And soooo many fabulous coffee spots! Read more!

Friday, June 17, 2022

Baltimore, Maryland - 3 Bean Coffee

3 Bean Coffee by Vagrant Coffee
209 Key Highway
Baltimore, MD 21230

I recently found myself in Baltimore chaperoning a school trip with 30 high school students. Today's high school student knows her coffee! And our 3 Bean Coffee stop was fantastic! Read more! 

Friday, June 3, 2022

Summer Coffee


Warming up with a hot cup of joe in the winter is heavenly. But so is cooling off with an iced coffee in the heat of summer!

We are ready to hit the highway this summer on a road trip and sample coffee along the way. Stay tuned as we head from New Jersey to Minnesota and back again! 

Friday, April 15, 2022

Hale'iwa, Hawaii - Hale'iwa Bowls

Hale'iwa Bowls
66-030 Kamehameha Hwy
Hale'iwa, HI 96712

This was a special stop! My daughter Piper spent a month in Hawaii near the famed North Shore in Oahu a few summers back. She fell in love .... Read more!

Monday, February 21, 2022

Barron Springs, Kansas - Third Space Coffee

Third Space Coffee
226 Oak Street
Bonner Springs, KS 66012

While spending time at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, I had a reason to drive to the Kansas City Airport with my daughter Piper. (Long, long story including flights being cancelled, a lot of running through airports and re-directed flights.)

So ... since Piper has not yet been to Kansas (one of 8 states she has not yet visited), we thought we would drive into Kansas and find a cool spot. We found the coolest spot! Read more!