While waiting for my movie date, I visited The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf coffee shop. It wasn’t really much of a shop. It was more like an expanded stall with some tables and chairs. Still the place was warmly lit and looked inviting.
There was a very pleasant lady standing behind the counter named Che. Looks like she knows her coffee lovers very well. She took one look at me and when asked what she would recommend, she suggested I have the Ultimate Ice Chiller. My love of cold coffee must have been sticking out a mile.
What goes into an ultimate? Chocolate roasted coffee beans, mocha or vanilla flavor, milk, ice and cream. This is definitely not a drink for people watching their calorie intake. It is smooth, delicious and absolutely sinful.
When I asked about the process, she said she couldn’t disclose the recipe but she did show me the coffee beans. Chocoholics will love these beans! When Che said chocolate roasted coffee beans the last thing I expected to see was a box full of yummy looking chocolate coated coffee beans. We bought some to eat aside from the Ultimate.
The taste of the coffee is rather overpowered in this drink by the many flavors added. It is a delicious drink that will be much enjoyed by those among us who love to combine chocolate and coffee, with chocolate being the dominant flavor. Think of this as dessert.
If you’re near a Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf try it out. I hope you get attended by a manager as nice as Che who makes this coffee place worth visiting again.
Originally posted on July 3, 2006 @ 8:12 pm