Delicious Discovery: Chocolate Latte

I headed out to John Lewis to pick up my husband’s oyster knife (a fool’s errand, as it turns out–the knife is mysteriously in Leith) and decided to take the route that brought me right past the Hotel Chocolat on Frederick Street. We stopped in last weekend and I tried their cocoa infusion (essentially a tea made from cocoa beans), which I found intriguing. It had a … Continue reading Delicious Discovery: Chocolate Latte

Coffee Buzz

On this day in 1676, the people of London were finally able to get their caffeine fix when the coffee houses in England were reopened not long after King Charles II inexplicably closed them all on December 29, 1675. Seventeenth century coffee houses weren’t exactly like your neighborhood Starbucks. As well as serving up steaming cups of Joe, they were centers of commerce and political discourse. … Continue reading Coffee Buzz