City: Columbus, GA
Stop: Fountain City Coffee
Drink: Heath Freezer
Extras: Bacon, Egg and Mozzarella Wrap
Fountain City has been a very recent discovery for me and skyrocketed into staple status. The interior is a subtle mix of rustic and industrial that makes me feel hip. The music leans toward Alternative and lends a hand in music discovery, if you like music like The Shins, Vampire Weekend and Regina Spektor. As I sit and write this, they’re playing one of my favorite Vampire Weekend songs M-79, which I really never hear while out and about.
Every time I come in here, I get the deceptive feeling that I’m doing something important even if it’s just watching youtube videos or drawing. The open air flow, the primarily warm colors and the black and white graphite portraits on the walls feel smart. There’s a stream of hip young students and businessmen that only makes the feeling that I should be doing schoolwork that much stronger.
With that feeling, I’m going to move on to to the 3rd cup of coffee featured here: The Heath Freezer. All of the baristas are fantastic, but one stands out to me. This morning, I got lucky and she was here to make my drink.
The freezer has a milkshake consistency, it’s not watery but rich. The espresso flavor is surprisingly mild and doesn’t overpower the toffee/chocolate flavors. It’s almost like drinking a heath bar. In comparison to yesterday’s coffee, it’s night and day in terms of sheer quality.
The first flavor I notice is a toffee and it’s followed by a nice contrast of slight bitterness that doesn’t detract from the drink but rather complements the sweetness. I honestly can’t recommend this drink enough.
The wrap was what you’d expect from a wrap- bacon and egg, a mozzarella chaser. A safe bet if you want breakfast. I don’t have too much to say about this sandwich, but if you like bacon, egg and cheese, you’ll like this.