Caffiend: Barrio Cafe's Chiapas Iztapa
This house blend, made from "Chiapas Iztapa la Paloma" coffee beans from southern Mexico, is served piping hot in a press, with real, fresh cream on the side. It tastes somewhat like chicory coffee, with an earthy, bittersweet aftertaste that's actually not unpleasant. There's a hint of chocolate flavor, too. In fact, the thick, heady roasted beans coagulated into a sludge that looked like Hershey's Chocolate Syrup at the bottom of the mug. Again, surprisingly not unpleasant.
And Barrio Cafe's brew is the kind that makes your eyelids jump when you smell it. A couple cups of the potent, pressed Chiapas Iztapa, and you could be blabbering your lunch hour (or dinner date) away.