Treat your beverage not as a simple pick-me-up but rather a delectable experience, a real treat for the palate and your appreciating taste buds. Let the coffee sit for a few minutes for the flavors to develop. Do not drink it with haste, but in peace, with a good book, good conversation or the sound of espresso grinding and milk being steamed to the perfect temperature.
Enjoy the barista’s ritual as he/she pours the milk into the espresso, starting higher up so the milk cuts through the crema to keep it intact, then moving closer so the foam will rise. Watch the stream of milk work its magic, making its way towards the back of the cup and the pitcher rock back and forth, slowly moving back along the froth and cutting through at the end to create a perfect rosetta on top of your cappuccino, latte or flat white. Welcome to the world of specialty coffee, the Five elephant way.
They also have a coffee roasting machine and a master roaster who roasts to roasting perfection, a good relationship with all the farms they get their high-quality coffee from and savvy baristas to tell you all about it, and the charm and cozy atmosphere that I like in coffee shops PLUS – and that’s a bit plus, luscious, delectable, mouth-watering, creamy and tangy Philadelphia cheesecake to go with it. That’s all I’m saying.