What says Happy New Years quite like a beautiful mocha latte? Not much 🙂 With the spirit of the new year, I am making a Del Mocha Vista resolution: I will have a once monthly guest sample a mocha and document his/her review right here for your viewing pleasure!
But for now, allow me. I tried my first 2012 mocha in Cambridge, MA at a new coffee shop in Porter Square called Bourbon. This place just opened in December 2011 and of all places it is located in the same building as my old graduate school! If only they had opened this great little spot a few years ago… Here is my review:
Oooh this was a bit too sweet for my taste. The added chocolate syrup on top of the mocha gave every sip an extra dose of sweetness. I’m going to chalk it up to the fact that this place is brand new and they have a few kinks that need to be worked out… in particular, their choice of cocoa. I would have loved to taste more espresso and a bitterrer (it’s a word now) chocolate.
How cute is this little spider web? I so appreciate the barista’s efforts. He put a lot of time into creating this unique design. This design is easy enough for anyone to do, thus the 6 rating (difficulty is low). Perhaps placing a steamed milk spider in the web might be worth aspiring to…
Store Ambiance: 6
This place is beautifully designed – modern, dark wood, metal appliances, rich colors, stone accents; I semi want this place to be my house. There were only a few groups of people studying in this massive coffee shop. I found it hard to get a ‘vibe’. Don’t get me wrong, I love Pier 1, but when you furnish an entire store with their decorations it makes me think a little less of an organization. This is Cambridge, people! Get artsy!