Life’s Symphony of Sorrowful Songs

I have been listening to Henryk Górecki‘s beautiful minimalist Symphony No. 3, Op. 36., which is also commonly known as the Symphony of Sorrowful Songs. There are three ‘tracks’ or movements on this symphony. The first is about Mary the mother of Jesus Christ mourning for her son, the second is about a message (or…

Top Notch Coffee and Top Pot Donuts

Its a little strange when you see one of your favorite coffee shop on the Food Network. Now I tend to think of Seattle as this little city that doesn’t get much attention in the media. I mean pick just about any show on the Food Network. Even though Seattle has great restaurants, they barely…

Fuel Coffee… My Daily Fuel

Fuel Coffee has been a staple of the Eastern side of Capital Hill for a while now and has also been a favorite alternative source of mine. The first store opened up on Capital Hill (or maybe more accurately the Miller Park neighborhood… a couple of doors down from the famous Kingfish Cafe right on…

Insomniax Coffee on 15th

Insomniax Coffee & Juice is yet another of those coffee shops that I pass by on a regular basis, but I rarely, if ever go there. The main reasons for this are twofold. The first is that I usually don’t hang out in the area as such, and because of this, easy parking tends to…

Voxx Coffee on Eastlake

Voxx Coffee on Eastlake is another coffeehouse that until relatively recently, I had driven by too many times to count but never actually stopped there to get a latte. The two main reasons I think I hadn’t stopped there in the past were; I have never heard of Voxx Coffee other than seeing the place…

My Bizarre Elbasha Cafe Experince

First of all I must say that I have drive past the Elbasha Cafe many a time and the sign has always intrigued me. The sign for this cafe depicts a Moroccan looking guy wearing a Fez and almost looks like some old portrait photograph from the 40s or 50s. I also like the green…

Faire Gallery Cafe for Coffee, Art and More…

I checked out Faire [Gallery] Cafe when it first opened. This was quite a while back and quite honestly I didn’t quite remember what the latte experience was like and I knew that if I was going to add a post about the place, I would have to go back and try another latte… And…

Herkimer Coffee… Much Ado About Nothing…

Today I dropped by the Herkimer Coffee shop, the one located in South Ravenna, on University Way NE. I was in the area running an errand and I saw the sign for the shop… and since I was parking right by the shop, I thought this would also be a good opportunity to try out…

Kitanda For Brazilian Espresso

Two days ago I was on my way back to from a late lunch when I drove by Kitanda Brazilian Espresso. I have never heard of Brazilian espresso so this certainly caught my eye. In addition to this, since this was in Redmond, this was even more exiting, primarily because the options for good espresso…

Getting a Great Eggnog Latte

Being that I didn’t really grow up with eggnog, I never really though much about it, nor desired to taste it for that matter. The stuff looked way too rich, yellow and creamy and a little nauseating and I just couldn’t imagine drinking it. And it wasn’t till a couple of years back that I…

Espresso Daliso Brings Coffee Culture to Renton

It just so happened that I had to go to Renton to conduct some very important personal business when I noticed the sign to the tiny, tiny coffee shop called Espresso Daliso. This shop, located on a street, the name of while I forget but runs parallel to I405 is about the size of a…

My NPR/Last FM Music Habit

I am a big fan of National Public Radio (NPR). I think those folks do a pretty incredible job with really incredible programming… from news all the way to music. KUOW 94.9 FM is my local NPR affiliate station and they also have great local programming for the local audience. I tend to listen to…