Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Blue State Coffee

While I have no idea where the fantastic month of February went, I am excited to kick of March! Since it is National Nutrition Month and National Peanut Month, I have a feeling it's going to be a good one! I woke up this morning thinking about all the work I have to do this humpday, took a deep breath and thought:
So I headed down the street to one of my favorite local coffee shops: Blue State Coffee Shop

I love Blue State, because not only do they have free wi-fi, a bright sunny seating area, wonderful staff and delicious coffee and food options, but you leave their shop with a warm aura. Feel good about your cup of morning Joe without even thinking about it-just look at their mission statement:

Blue State donates 2% of all profits to community organizations that you help select. Everything from LEAP (Teaching young girls self-defense), to BU’s community service center get a share of the pie, and you vote with every purchase who gets the money.

I’m not a coffee snob per say, and definitely not a part of the coffee culture, but I don’t exactly live under a coffee rock. I've sampled Intelligentista, Blue Bottle, and Counter Culture coffee.I also know that pour over coffee is the hot new trend. (In Boston, Clover also participates in this method of brewing). It may be a slower dance but it results in a smoother, less bitter cup o' joe.

NY Times Magazine breaks down this trend very well, so if you're still confused, head over here.

They also recently started carrying Two degrees Bars.

I heard about these a couple months ago, and ordering a case or two was on my to-do list, but I was thrilled to see them in store! The premise of these bars is that for every nutrition bar you buy, gives a nutrition pack to a child The ingredient list is full of super-healthy raw, whole food ingredients, so you can feel great about what you are putting in your body while you save the world! I have tried the Chocolate Peanut and it was very tasty with a nice quinoa crunch!

Okay, I'm going to return to work and this cup of guilt-free coffee!

Blue State Coffee Boston

957 Commonwealth Ave

Boston, MA 02215


Jess said...

That's my mantra... today and every day.

Baseem said...

my parents have been making pour-over coffee ever since i was a kid, and I am like old now! OK only 25 but still for making pour-over coffee that-long is still pretty significant. However everyone in this city(MPLS) acts like its the best thing ever since..oh i dont know espresso maybe? nice post - black coffee thrice daily