It was a hot summer day traveling through the state of Kentucky and I was in need of good espresso and black coffee. Ending my decade of Starbucks fixation, the search for local coffee began here at Quills Coffee, in beautiful downtown Louisville, KY.
I had been surviving on gas station coffee for a few days, due to a road trip we had taken to visit family. In my opinion, gas station coffee shouldn’t even be called “coffee”. Â Millions of people consume it daily and then say they don’t like coffee, well no wonder, they have never experienced freshly roasted, local coffee.
Greeted by two friendly baristas, I ordered cappuccino. Having no idea what to expect when ordering this drink I took a chance, ordering a drink that I had heard mentioned a lot when referring to coffee shops. I waited anxiously to try the cappuccino. Â Coffee drinks I was a custom to ordering were sugar laden lattes.
Trying new drinks and finding ‘your’ drink is actually the fun part of trying coffee shops!
I tasted the cappuccino for the first time, without sugar and it was a delicious combination of espresso and steamed milk. I was sold, and this became one of many cappuccinos, which now is my usual, go to drink.
This was my first time inside of a local coffee shop. Most every Starbucks have a similar look and this was first time experiencing a coffee shop with its own unique decor style! Little did I know this was the first of experiencing the individualized decor of each local cafe. I also discovered that this coffee shop roasted their own beans here – this was my first time seeing this!
I will not forget my very first visit to a local coffee shop, Quills Coffee in Louisville, KY.- it was the beginning of this Cappuccino Traveler’s journey!