I live in an area where Starbucks, The Coffee Bean, and any other popular "coffee shop" type place are accessible in less than a few minutes. I like coffee as much as the next person and I've been greeted by familiar baristas, but I've never experienced that coffee house nostalgia. I look forward to seasonal Starbucks drinks but not enough to echo the tweets and Instagram photos I see of them. Then I went to 118 Degrees in Downtown Anaheim. It was an accidental order. I never intended to order the coffee with my lunch but it was amazing. The Peruvian Coffee.- locally roasted organic coffee with raw cacao, lime and cayenne.
It's the most unexpected ingredients, lime and chili in coffee?? It works guys, trust me, and it's like nothing I've ever tasted.
Amazing enough to not bother wiping off the lipstick before I had it. I think Chelsea would be proud.
I finally have a favorite coffee, and the barista was perfect- chatty enough to make me comfortable but professional enough to let me know I'm a valued customer.
118 Degrees 185 W Center St Anaheim, CA 92805
(btw, I'm slowly curating a "locals only" section. I have a lot of awesome readers from my area and I'd love to show you around my neighborhood.)