May Specials! Espresso Cream Soda! by Steve Willingham

The Espresso Cream Soda is back!

This one was a favorite last year. We use a house made vanilla syrup, Heart's Stereo Espresso, sparkling water and organic cream to create a coffee cocktail that is sweet and balanced and ridiculously refreshing.

We've got a little something up our sleeves to expand on this drink in a couple of weeks. Can't wait to share!

As always, we have iced teas and cold brew this time of year. 

Right now we have a super tasty blend of Colombia and Ethiopia for our cold brew that tastes like cherry cola. It's perfect for hot days, and there are plenty of those on the way.

For tea, we've always got our English Breakfast black tea and Gunpowder green tea, but right now we're brewing Urban Teahouse's Rooibos Zanzibar. We were shocked at how amazing this tea is iced. Its spices come out strong, but it's still refreshing and sweet without any sugar added. It is definitely a good caffeine free option.

Oh, and don't forget about iced matchas! We always have Matcha Lattes on the menu, featuring Woodshed Tea's amazing matcha blend, but don't forget that anything on the menu can be iced, including matcha. It's sweet and savory, and when it's iced, it's reminiscent of ice cream.

May is an exciting time for us because we get to start making all our favorite iced drinks. Come out and try some!

Drink Specials for September! by Steve Willingham

We're so excited to start inventing fall drinks. September gives us our first opportunity, so check out what we came up with.

Unfortunately, we are saying goodbye to the Cherry Vanilla Latte, but I'm excited to tell you that you'll still be able to get the Cold Brew Lemonade and the matcha lemonade year-round. In fact, you'll find the matcha latte and lemonade on our new permanent menu!

For September, we wanted something with a feel of fall (only three weeks away!) but still a hint of summer. As always, we keep the ingredients simple: maple syrup, rosemary, milk, and most importantly espresso.

We paired pure maple syrup with rosemary to create a syrup that takes sweetness from maple syrup to a whole new level in an herby/savory latte. Come try it out hot or iced or, get this, as an iced americano. Seriously tasty.

And don't miss our featured tea: pineapple coconut black tea from Urban Tea House. It is exactly what it sounds like and will make you feel like you're on a beach.

So swing by and try it out this month. We'll be here.

August Lemonade Drink Specials by Steve Willingham

The new drinks for August have a theme: lemonade.

The inspiration for this month's drinks is Mikey's idea for a cold brew lemonade.

First, he took Heart's Stereo Blend, a blend of Colombia Pitalina and Ethiopia Idido, and steeped it at room temperature for fourteen hours. This gives us a cold brew coffee with a nice cherry cola taste to it.

Step two was the lemonade. Normally we only use scratch ingredients to make our drinks, including our standard menu of vanilla, chocolate, and caramel syrups. But this time, we found the perfect lemonade for this project: Alta Palla's sparkling lemonade. We use equal parts lemonade and cold brew with just a touch of simple syrup to make a refreshingly simple coffee cocktail.

You know what else pairs perfect with lemonade? Matcha! We're adding this to our secret menu. We make Woodshed Tea's matcha with a little water and lemonade and serve it over ice. Or just grab a can of sparkling lemonade because sometimes that's what summer calls for.

Last month's espresso cream sodas went over really well, so we're keeping them on for a while. And we have that homemade cherry-vanilla syrup. Have you tried it in a latte yet? It tastes like a cherry Tootsie Pop. That'll be on the specials menu as well.

Swing through and check out these tasty drinks any time this month. We're excited to have them. See you soon!

New Cold Drinks for July! by Steve Willingham

We're introducing a few new drinks for the month of July, and they have one thing in common. They're all cold and refreshing.

One of our favorite things about local coffee shops in Oklahoma City is that we all have a different take on unique specialty drinks. We've taken the opportunity to use several fruits in our specials.  Remember blueberry-ginger? Or how about the Neapolitan, featuring freshly juiced strawberries?

This month, we approached cherries as the new coffee companion.

Espresso Cream Soda

Espresso Cream Soda

I think we may have a new favorite. This month we're introducing an extension of last month's Espresso Cream Soda. Now we'll be featuring a cherry-vanilla syrup, made in house using only natural ingredients. You can try out this drink or use the syrup in a latte or cold brew. All of these taste amazing!

Cold Brew, Summer Love Herbal Tea, Jasmine Pearl Green Tea

Cold Brew, Summer Love Herbal Tea, Jasmine Pearl Green Tea

One summer drink isn't enough though. We'll be keeping you cool with delicious cold brew and iced teas. Urban Tea House's Summer Love is a hibiscus tea with dried fruit like apples and blackberries. It's so sweet and refreshing! And check out our newest tea partner, Woodshed Tea. These are the guys who provide us with a matcha blend that we can use to make iced matcha lattes. They've found a beautiful hand-rolled green tea that has been infused with jasmine aromatics. We're keeping this one on hand, iced and ready to go, so come check it out.