Nothing beats a truly excellent cup of coffee, and sadly the best Boston had to offer was Starbucks. With the arrival of the Krups award winning Thinking Cup comes a more west coast coffee shop where brews take time, and baristas actually care about the cup they're creating. Topping each with a signature design, it is almost shameful to order "to go" and top with a lid (much like I did on my first visit).
On this unseasonably warm winter day me and my "to go" cup crossed the street to the Common where I found rink-side perch, and watched my family swirl around the Frog Pond while I swirled the most delicious cup of coffee I've ever had around in my mouth. I seriously got lost in the the coffee, because I never saw them approach from the ice, and that perfect cup almost went flying when my son startled me with a, "Hi Mommy, look at me!", just inches from my face. Thankfully, I held that cup tightly in hand because it was perfect. Full of rich flavor and subtle notes of hazelnut, my flavor selection that day, this cup of coffee blew me away.
Although the coffee may be the best part of the Thinking Cup, the baked goods and sandwiches do not disappoint. I've since sampled a fair amount of what the Thinking Cup has to offer, for both food and drinks, and I must say that each time I step inside I'm not sure what to buy. Their scones are the single most sumptuous thing I have eaten in a long time, and the sandwich selection, though limited, is amazing.
It is no wonder this across from the Common coffee shop, bakery, cafe has everyone in and out of Boston talking. A Perfectly Prepared Cup of Coffee — Photo courtesy of Thinking Cup