I really did not realize I was going to “Coffee School” today!
The intent this morning was not to write a blog post however it struck me that I received an education in “coffee speak” today, and I am itching to share my new found knowledge with those who do not speak this language.
Friends and I have been meeting at Coffeeology for the last few months on a regular basis. As the barista opened the door to start the day, the aroma of freshly brewing coffee hit my nostrils like a symphony of scents, and I knew I was in for a treat.
Let today’s lesson begin!
The barista greeted me with a smile and asked if I wanted a coffee or a latte. I looked at her blankly, feeling like I had been thrown into a foreign country where I didn’t speak the language. I know the coffee scene has been around for years, but I have never really taken the time to learn to speak the coffee lingo.
Normally I just like a regular black coffee, sometimes with cream and a sugar substitute, and I’m not into all the fancy coffees. Maybe because I’m an old curmudgeon set my ways?
However I digress. The barista must have sensed my confusion, because she kindly explained the difference between the two. A coffee, she said, is simply a regular cup of Joe, hot water poured over ground beans. A latte, on the other hand, is a shot of espresso with steamed milk and a thin layer of foam on top. With my newfound knowledge, I decided to go with a latte, and added a drizzle of caramel for a little extra sweetness. I mean really, who doesn’t like some sweetness?
Waiting for my coffee to be served, I realized that I had always wondered what the difference was between a coffee and a latte, but had never really thought to ask. Truth be told, I just earned a degree in “Coffeeology” without even realizing it!
Thanks for the lesson, but tell us about the coffee!
Coffeeology has a large menu of different coffees, Of course they offer menu items of hot & cold coffee, but let’s not forget drinks they serve that are not coffee like smoothies, spritzers, hot chocolate, and tea. They also have what appears to be a great pastry offering with vegan options. Which unfortunately I didn’t try since I’m looking forward to a big bacon breakfast later.
In addition two drinks and pastries, they offer an eclectic collection of home furnishings, accessories, jewelry, and home decor, what really caught my eye was the coffee mug collection. They have a couple of big thermoses, now on my want list, they’re offering.
This is not your typical classroom environment!
The interior of Coffeeology has a rustic and charming character. The coffee bar is wrapped in stamped tin, giving it a vintage feel and adding to the overall ambiance of the space. The wood columns have been stripped, revealing the natural grain of the wood and adding to the rustic feel. Some paint from previous businesses still clings to the columns, adding to the charm and history of the space.
As usual we decided to sit in the big comfy lounge area with leather couch and chairs, watching people walk in and out, ordering their coffees while the baristas worked diligently to perfect everyone’s order. It was a great experience to see how much care and attention went into each cup of coffee. The baristas were like scientists in a lab, masterfully combining the different flavors and techniques to create the perfect cup of coffee for the customers. To my bewilderment, there we’re a couple of people ordering cold coffee?!?
A whimsical element to this coffee shop is the small chalkboard titled “selfie mirror” next to a full length mirror in the front of shop has caught my eye. As one of the baristas said “it just seemed like a fun thing to do.” The mirror not only creates a perfect spot for taking pictures with friends or family but also serves as a playful reminder to enjoy the moment and the company you’re with.
Additional learning opportunities in January of 2023.
Currently Coffeeology is offering a special event. They are in the middle of a Women’s Bible Study on Tuesday nights going over the Book of James, which started on January 3rd and is 7 weeks long. This study is a video-based study with Francis Chan. There is no workbook needed, only your bible. They meet weekly from 6:45-8:15.
So when are the school hours?
Coffeeology is open Monday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., they close at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays right now for the woman’s Bible study, Wednesday Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Friday 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday noon to 5:00 p.m. Address is 43 N Sandusky St, Delaware, OH 43015 http://coffeeologyoh.com/
Whether you’re looking for a casual place to sit down and have intimate conversations with your family, a spot to conduct casual business meetings, or a comfortable place to do some work for a few hours, Coffeeology is the perfect spot in downtown Delaware. They even offer free Wi-Fi, making it easy to stay connected and productive while you enjoy your coffee.
With all the options and atmosphere, what’s your favorite menu item from Coffeeology?