Secret Menu

October Special: London Fog by Caleb Savage

Jumping off of the Clarity secret menu and onto the specials list for the month of October, we’re featuring a classic tea latte next to the Pumpkin Spice Latte, the London Fog.

This classic Fall drink is made with Earl Grey tea from our friends at Urban Teahouse, our house-made vanilla syrup, and steamed milk.

Black Tea & Bergamot, a History

While the origins of Earl Grey tea are foggy at best, we do know that the tea in some form has been around England since the mid-1860s. Some believe the citrus extract, bergamot was originally added to lower quality teas to imitate the finer scented Chinese teas. The impersonation worked, as Earl Grey is now one of the most recognizable tea blends in the world.  

Earl Grey Tea (photo courtesy of Urban Teahouse)

Earl Grey Tea (photo courtesy of Urban Teahouse)

London Fog, a Latte Inspiration

A tea latte is similar to a café au lait or misto in which a coffee or tea is in equal proportions with steamed milk, as opposed to a traditional latte in which about 2oz of espresso is mixed with 10oz of steamed milk.

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Earl Grey tea is floral with traditional black tea notes and the addition of bergamot provides a sweet citrus note similar to an orange or lemon. In the London Fog, the vanilla syrup smooths over the bitterness associated with black tea and the milk provides a creamy warm texture that makes it perfect for fall.

Because of the drink's simplicity, we can make the London Fog anytime, so if you fall in love, we’ve got you covered!

GOODBYE STRADA, HELLO BLACK EAGLE by Steve Willingham

We've got the craziest news! We have a new espresso machine!

If you've been to the shop, you know that our La Marzocco Strada is not only one of the best espresso machines in existence, but it's a showpiece for our cafe. It sits in our window, looking sleek and beautiful, like a brand new sports car. And don't get us wrong. We love the Strada.

La Marzocco Strada EP

La Marzocco Strada EP

So why would we ever make a change?

Well, number one, we just really love new toys. Two, our new machine is the Victoria Arduino Black Eagle, and it is incredible. This is the same machine used in the World Barista Championship, and there's good reason. The Black Eagle utilizes Nuova Simonelli's latest technology, making it one of the most advanced machines on the market.

Victoria Arduino Black Eagle

Victoria Arduino Black Eagle

Using Nuova Simonelli's T3 technology, they've created a system in which only water of the exact right temperature will ever enter the boiler. This means that we can be even more precise with how our espresso extracts. Using Gravimetric technology, we're able to ensure that each espresso is the exact right weight. This means we can be even more precise with how much espresso we extract. It also means that we can focus more of our attention on you without the risk of hurting the quality of our coffee.

One more bonus, we're going to be using new portafilters that will allow us to split a shot of espresso, so if you're feeling like two drinks, try out a one and one. It will be a single macchiato with a single espresso on the side. 

Come check out the Black Eagle in person! We bet you'll love it as much as we do!


If you need help finding the right espresso machine for you, reach out to our good friends at KLLR Coffee! From equipment sales and consulting to coffee and accompanying supplies, they’ll help get your coffee shop off the ground and running smoothly in no time.

Email steve@kllrcoffee.com with questions.