Saturday, June 27, 2009

Royal Coffee...

It is more than just legend, it's a fact! People all over the globe (and especially those residing in my household) agree; Ethiopia has the best coffee EVER! So when an Ethiopian coffee shop opened in our neck of the woods, we noticed and drank. And then we drank again. I'm talking about Chicago's very own (and first, I think) Ethiopian coffee house: Royal Coffee (6764 N Sheridan Road). If you order a Macciato and then slowly sip with your eyes closed, you really might believe that you are on Bole Road in Addis. Sans donkeys and shoe shine boys, but with the same love and care given to the bean. The motto for this place is "We know coffee from it's root." We agreed!

The owner is named David (Dawit) and was friendly enough to show us the beans that had just been delivered (from Ethiopia) and allowed us to taste some of the freshly roasted ones. Heaven. Just don't ask him specifically where the beans come from...."...someplace in the Southern Region (of Ethiopia)." I guess when you have a product that is this good, you want to protect it!

Check it out! If you live in Chicago, or plan to come for the Blog Union or summer vacation, make sure that this is a stop for you! I'll be the one double-fisting the macciatos!

5 comments:

Jen said...

looks good. wish we had one. all paperwork is in...applying for court date...we shall see :) fingers and toes crossed for before rainy season. what is going on with yours?

Jen said...

PS she is younger....

Jane said...

Um...YUM!!! I was quite pleased with the coffee from the Haines Coffee House, however.

one + one said...

I have been DREAMING of a macchiato! When can we schedule our coffee date?!

Jonathan, Stacy, & Peter Peterson said...

We might go tomorrow!