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Our Top 5 Favourite Coffee Shops in LA

Stumptown

With the heat waves to come in this summer season, sometimes a hot cup of coffee just doesn’t sound all that appealing. Lucky for us, Stumptown has mastered the art of the cold brew. Don’t be fooled by its rich and balanced taste! This is not just a regular cup of coffee poured over ice. Stumptown truly embraces the technique of perfecting the cold brew by using their special house blend and the filtron brewing method to give all coffee the pleasure of tasting amazingly flavourful cold coffee. They even serve it in adorable stubbies or growlers to enjoy in their cafe or on the go! Grab the Oliver Peoples sunglasses and head off to glam it up downtown.

Verve Coffee Roasters

From farm-level to street-level, Verve Coffee sets the mission to bridge that gap by providing exceptional quality coffee. Every variation of their coffee, whether that’s espresso, brew, cold, or latte, does not disappoint. If you’re also a lover of fresh and flavourful pressed juices, they offer a full flight of mixed flavours for only $10!

Intelligentsia

Founded in the streets of Chicago, Intelligentsia’s creators have truly conquered the process of creating great coffee in the most intelligent way. By sourcing coffee from exclusive coffee growers and Intelligentsia’s buying team actually works alongside the farmers that they’re purchasing from, to ensure the highest quality and development of its beans that will be served in their coffee bars. Coffee lovers swear by the clean crisp taste Intelligentsia offers in every sip so that you’ll never need to have any additives!

Cafe Dulce

Originally founded in Little Tokyo of Downtown Los Angeles, Cafe Dulce has now expanded throughout the LA area with pop-up shops! Understanding the importance of pairing great coffee with great snacks, Cafe dulce has become a true destination stop not only for coffee but also for it’s delectable house made treats! Stop in for one of their speciality coffees and grab a Korean cheesesteak sandwich or their famous bacon/fruity pebble donuts!

Urth Caffe

Just from saying it’s name, coffee lovers can entrust that Urth Caffe’s coffee and snacks are organic, healthy, and natural. From warming heirloom espressos to blended iced Spanish Granita-lattes, Urth has captured the heart of many with it’s promising drinks. Urth Caffe also serves a variety of light and healthy snacks, desserts, and full-sized entrees.

Five good reasons to shop at the market

If it is primarily a matter of habit for fans of this mode of consumption, shopping at the market can be beneficial in many ways. Moral, budget, personal culture or to take a closer look indeed, this weekly meeting, or more casual, influences more than the content of the refrigerator. You doubt it? Here are five good reasons to enjoy the outdoor stalls of Ambedkar Nagar shopping market as soon as the opportunity arises.

  1. To be dulled by taking full eyes and nostrils

It may seem trivial, but going to the market, whether covered or full wind, is above all take a breath of air: iodized, spicy or greedy at the option of the aisles. It is also often enjoy a moment of relaxation or otherwise less oppressive than the rays of a large area in the middle of caddies pressed. Or when walking from stall in stall to fill his basket of provisions is akin to a full ride. This is especially true for the lucky ones who can walk there.

  1. Consume at the rhythm of the seasons

Every fruit and vegetable has its calendar. Unlike supermarkets, where, to satisfy consumer demand, you find almost everything and, whatever the time of year, the market, it is expected to live to the rhythm of the seasons. This is normally true on the stalls. Neither nectarine nor strawberry in December, no clementine in August so the products on sale at times when they are not supposed to grow and to do this imported from far away, grown under greenhouses or fed d chemical fertilizers.

  1. Eat better and cooler

Whether from organic farming or not, the foods found on the markets are often considered to have more taste, and to have a higher nutritional density. This can be explained by the fact that part of them escapes, thanks to short circuits, long transport and poor storage conditions. Two parameters that, added to a crop on a rich soil, and a harvest at maturity, can actually bring benefits in terms of taste and nutrition. In addition, the fact of buying its products at the market encourages cooking and thus makes it possible to escape the temptation of the prepared industrial dishes.

  1. Know what’s on your plate

Where were these eggs laid? When were these vegetables harvested? How this was chicken fed? Are these products from organic farming? Small producers who sell directly in the markets are the best ones to talk about it.

  1. Amazing your taste buds

Going to the market can also be a great way to surprise your taste buds. Among exhibitors’ stalls, the diversity is often such that it is not uncommon to make discoveries. And what better to be tempted by products of the season, region or the world, rare or sometimes unknown, than to benefit from the explanations of the producer in person.