I'm no coffee connoisseur but I like this stuff. You can see how it's made and it always tastes rich, even in latte form with loads of sugar. I also approve of their croissants, which are moist inside while still being flaky.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Many of the people are drunk or in the process of becoming so.
These guys are using an air gun to launch beads:
If you couldn't find an attractive person to be partially nude on your boat, you could always get an inflatable one:
Eventually the main pirate ship appears, guns blasting, and docks, taking over the city of Tampa:
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Sunday, January 22, 2012
What's not to like:
1. You can't see them make the coffee. The store is set up so they can hide while doing it. Suspicious!
2. Everything is "to go", which means lids and no need to make designs in the frothed milk. This allows for less skilled baristas to be employed.
3. They hide the sugar so they can push flavored syrups.
4. They have LOTS of flavored syrups, which makes you wonder about the flavor of the coffee.
5. There's a sign saying it has the best coffee, and it wasn't voted the best. Skeptical!
What's to like:
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
Sunday, January 15, 2012
People were really impressed and stopped to take pictures afterwards:
The master chocolatier giving the presentation made us a chocolate concoction with cayenne pepper. The cayenne cold be felt in the back of your throat. I liked it.
The next presenter was from Dove and taught us to taste chocolate. She had us compare her brand to Hershey's and tried very hard to not slander any of her competitors:
There were also many vendors, small local companies, handing out free samples and selling things. But they did not accept cash, just tokens:
Inconveniently, they couldn't sell water, which could only be bought from a vending machine. They sold a huge array of products including martini mixes, crepes, ice cream, chocolate covered apples and more.
The crowd was pretty mixed, too: