[review: di coffee bar]

Since my Examiner.com page wanted to play games and keep telling me I needed to either use Firefox or Chrome to publish (even though I tried to use both), I decided to move my coffeeshop reviews over here to avoid further headache. Today I visited DI Coffee Bar, a place which opened on Davis Island…


Anybody who knows me knows I am a coffee addict. I have a cup at least every other day. I have an Examiner page dedicated to it. I buy and grind my own beans. I am no stranger to Starbucks. I. Love. Coffee. But the one coffee trend I never got on board with? Keurig….

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It’s been awhile since I’ve written one of these. My first coffee shop visit of the new year was Tre Amici @ The Bunker in Ybor City. Read what I thought about it here.

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So it’s Friday Saturday, I don’t have to work, and I aint got shit to do, except visit coffee shops so I don’t lose my Examiner page. Today I went to Jet City Espresso, where, sadly, it wasn’t what I’d hoped it would be. Whomp, whomp. Read all about it here. On the bright side, I…

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In what could be described as shades of college, I made a late night coffee run to Sacred Grounds Coffee House off Busch Blvd. It has instantly cemented itself as one of my favorite places in Tampa. Read all about the place here.

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Oh my god. OH MY GOD. Basically, I hate the internet and my computer right now. I gave myself an hour to write this review before I had to leave to go to my salsa dance lesson, and 35 minutes in I never got past writing the first sentence because of Shockwave plugins not working…

[latte art throwdown recap]

Three for three, y’all. Click here for my Examiner recap of the Barista Jam + Latte Art Throwdown on Thursday.

[new examiner article: latte throwdown]

Second Examiner article in as many days. Am I on a roll or what? This one is more of an announcement/invitation to get your booty to the Oxford Exchange for a latte art throwdown among Tampa Bay baristas. Friendly competition is always fun, and friendly competition fueled by caffeine is a party. For details, clickety-click…

[new examiner article and silly mixed cds]

While looking for the Peter Gabriel greatest hits album my dad burned for me awhile ago, I ran across a mixed CD I made, entitled, “SVB’s Badass Bootylicious Ghetto Spectacular Bonanza”*. Here are just a few tracks: Midnight Train to Georgia-Gladys Knight & the Pips Tracks of my Tears-Smokey Robinson Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now-Starship…

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A new article is up, about a new retail establishment that will house two new coffee and tea locations. Hooray! Read all about it here.