I am in New Jersey! and I sit drinking an Americano with cream…and I’m not sure if the coffee is really inexpensive here, or if the barista gifted me a deal. mmm… I think he gave me a deal!
a $2.43 americano
a $0.60 mini chocolate (Lake Champlain dark chocolates—yummmmm)
+ 7% sales tax
a $2.05 total bill
ALLRIGHT ALLRIGHT, I say.
maybe he or I misread the sign?? I don’t know. either way.
how nice. It brings me a smile.
This cafe, Greene’s Beans Cafe, also known as Greene Brothers Specialty Coffee Roasters, has been at its location on High Street in downtown Hackettstown since 1995 (I think). I probably only came here once or twice though in the 17.5 years I lived here. Slash if I lived in Hackettstown now, I’d probably come here. My cappuccino yesterday was not the cappuccino of my dreams, yet it satisfied my desire for something warm and coffee-y and a cozy space to stay. and this place is cozy! There are 8 chairs here and two couches that probably seat 3 tight-knit teenagers (2 adults who might want a little more space). There is wireless internet and eclectic music (even though it is only 8:30 a.m. we are listening to Jimi Hendrix “Castles Made of Sand” and “Little Wing”…I love New Jersey and classic rock and jam bands…such is my history).
and last night at a friend’s family’s house we drank some hazelnut flavored melitta coffee with cream, and I am not a coffee snob. Did you know that about me? Sometimes I drink instant coffee. And at home we usually make pot coffee, boiling fine grinds in a pot of water. I appreciate coffee and company.
p.s. Greene’s Beans has some good-looking teas. I’m waiting for my momma to get here to try some.
See you soon little Unicorns. I’ll be back by the weekend– until then!