After finally taking care of all of my business at home, I headed cross country to be with my family for the holidays. I woke up after the best sleep that I’ve had in a long time and headed for the coffee maker (as any addict would lol). Happy that my mom had already brewed it, I prepared my cup and sat down to enjoy it…but something wasn’t right. After deeming it as basically a glorified mug of hot tinted water, I realized the culprit. Folgers. And it was decaf (shocker, I know).
Over the years, I have become pickier and more finicky about the coffee that I drink. But it was only until that exact moment that I realized I was a coffee snob. It’s no secret among my friends and family that I love finding new cafes in search of the next best brew. It’s somewhat of an addiction. In my mind, there are few things more relaxing that sitting in a cafe, enjoying a latte and reading a new book or magazine or just getting lost in my own thoughts.
Which brings me to Artifact. Despite living in the District, my boyfriend and I have a special place in our hearts for Baltimore and we often head there on the weekends to explore the city. Ever since I read Andrea Pippin’s, of Fly, post on this cute cafe, it has been on the top of my list of places to try…and it did not disappoint. A bit off the beaten path, Artifact’s decor is both rustic and home-y. I was excited to find that they do both pour over and chemex brewed coffee, I’d been anxious to try both.
Deciding on the pour over and a honey macchiato, we found a table and settled in for the morning. Both were enjoyable. We didn’t order any food, but that looked pretty tasty as well. I will definitely be back to try their day menu.
What about you? Any other coffee or tea snobs out there?
What are some of your favorite cafes?