Winter Wishes: Midtown’s Peppermint Mocha

 Is it getting cold, or is it just me? The temperature is dropping and prompting us here at Java and Jeans to don our winter wear and start enjoying hotter options to warm our frozen hands. For the last couple months, I’ve been wishing it would get colder, and my wish has been granted. But, truth be told, winter is just getting underway. To save you the trouble of seeking favorable warm drinks in this upcoming Winter Wonderland, I’ve decided to share my findings with you! My first treat of the season, I ducked into Midtown Coffee House, the winner of my Most Wanted distinction in April. 

They recommended either the razzle dazzle, or a peppermint mocha. I want to preface this with the fact that I am a fiend for some peppermint mocha. All year long I lie in wait for one of my favorite seasonal drinks to return. I’m on the lookout for some unique selections this season, but since I hadn’t written on this one before- I figured why not!

 

When they sat it down in front of me, I was so excited that I picked it up and immediately burnt my hand on the cup. After giving it it’s space for a few more minutes, I could at least take a sip and guys- it’s fantastic.

The scent reminds me of dark chocolate, sweet and rich. Much like their spectacular razzle dazzle, their Peppermint Mocha is so unbelievably smooth. The peppermint is but a whisper over the chocolate that lingers on my tongue. 

It has a hint bite to it, but not an overbearing amount. The drink is invigorating with peppermint backing up the warm mocha with a refreshing hint of coolness. This choice is for people who enjoy a nice, risk-free beverage experience. It’s pleasantly mild, with a rich aftertaste that mimics the scent. This is one drink that I can confidently say tastes almost exactly like it smells.

If you’re here from out of town, or have been here for years, I can’t recommend Midtown Coffee House enough. They consistently exceed my expectations and give just the most fantastic service. They deserve all of the the appreciation they can get for serving up such delicious treats!

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taste; /5

I have nothing bad to say about this drink! There goes Midtown Coffee blowing me away again!

Chill Treats: Summer Lovin Latte

Summer Lovin Latte from Midtown Coffee
Summer Lovin Latte

Winter feels like it just ended, and we’re safe from Jack Frost for at least a few months. It’s time to find some cravable summer temptations to cool off. This is independent from the list I made a while back that did not include my favorite thing- coffee. Midtown Coffee House, historically has featured some unique drinks like the Strawberry Wedding Cake latte that I posted about on Instagram. Today they had another unique listing- The Summer Lovin Latte.

 

I was intrigued and had to give it a go. The initial scent is mild and inoffensive, I thought I would smell the peanut butter, but it’s not strong enough to smell. Which is great, because peanut butter has never been a favorite of mine. It has a double shot of espresso, that doesn’t taste sharp at all. It’s just enough nuttiness in the flavor to tell it’s there. 

The flavor is unique, to say the least. I pick up the salt over the peanut butter which tones down the rich nuttiness coming from the peanut butter itself. The mocha is hardly noticeable due to the strength of the competing flavors. Midtown mostly uses a medium roast from Rwanda, which would explain the mild body of this particular drink. The drink has a pleasing body that lingers with a receding nutty flavor.

On that note, It’s a touch too nutty for my taste, but the salt does tone that down a fair bit. It’s a fairly mild drink overall, though not for those are either allergic or averse to Peanuts. I’m actually fairly surprised that they were able to quiet down the espresso flavor.

 

Taste; /5

 Certainly not a bad experience, but not one I personally would repeat. Worth a try if you’re looking for something unique to lighten your day. It’s fairly refreshing and mildly flavored, but just not really my thing. 

Hometown Cravings: My Favorite Muffin

Stop: My Favorite Muffin
City: Columbus, GA
Treats: Creme’ Caramel Iced Latte, Cinnamon Crumble Muffin, Strawberry Cheesecake Muffin and Butterscotch Muffin

 

    Guys, guys, guys… I feel cheated. Really. My Favorite Muffin hid from me for so long. I had no idea that there was another coffee shop in town and especially had no idea that it was so close to home and delectable to boot! I happened across them on Facebook among the several (sadly) shut-down establishments of the recent past. Exasperated from the several numbers that had been disconnected, I gave them a try with hope and to my great pleasure they answered! My propensity for iced coffee would be accommodated but the problem was that they closed at 4- bummer. My addiction would have to wait.

Our area has been plagued with some fairly terrible weather since the birthday post, and today was no different. I waited for the weather to make up its mind and headed out. The storefront is fairly small and unassuming, so I almost missed it entirely. Had I not been staring at their logo yesterday, I never would have seen it. This is due in part to the dreary lighting and my own blindness. 

 

Feeling a little adventurous on this #rainyday. Let’s try a new place!

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For being small and somewhat simple, I found it rather charming. Upon stepping inside I was greeted pleasantly by the woman behind the counter. I deliberated for a moment before asking her about her preference and went with that. I do want to note, that for those of you who enjoy a frappe, they are able to take care of your tastes here as well! The caramel decadence frappe that they offered almost swayed me, but I opted for the Creme’ Caramel iced latte as was recommended. 

The coffee was rich and flavorful, and in my infinite wisdom, I forgot to ask what sort of roast they use. If I had to hazard a guess, I’d wager dark roast by the flavor. The caramel flavoring was light and didn’t overpower the flavor of the coffee itself, which was a surprise. I’m so used to caramel being used in excess, and while I enjoy caramel coffee, I do enjoy the coffee part especially. The richness of the coffee lingers on the tongue after drinking leaving you wanting more. Until the cup is gone, I’m going to be very happy. 

 

It be much akin to a crime if I didn’t try a couple muffins, from a place called literally My Favorite Muffin. Not going to lie, guys, this place quickly became My favorite muffin place. The pricing is very fair, 2 large muffins and a micro-muffin was only about 5 dollars. And the quality of the muffins is superb, on top of that. I chose the strawberry for myself and I have one word: YUM. The muffin is so soft, even when not heated. The Strawberry Cheesecake bits are swirled in, and make it so soft and sweet. It feels really decadent and rich- I almost feel bad for eating it. Almost. There’s a great balance of strawberry and cream cheese and it makes me feel like I’m eating an actual cheesecake.

The Butterscotch minimuffin tastes much more mild in comparison to the somewhat vocal strawberry, it has a tiny bit of crunch. I’m not sure if it’s the butterscotch or the baking and honestly, I’m okay with either because it was also delicious. I’m still really feeling the strawberry swirl muffin, so I’m going to recommend that! I got the cinnamon crumble one for my fiance’, since that’s his go-to for muffins and bagels, I can’t speak for it though.

If none of those sounds like something you’d be into, don’t worry, they have quite a selection!

My favorite muffin muffin collection
Couldn’t quite fit the whole selection in frame. When I go back I’m pretty sure I’m going to be just as stumped as I was this time. They all look SO good!

Before I close this review out, I do want to give a shoutout to the exceptional staff of this location!  While I was placing the order for the muffins, the sky opened up and drenched the entire town (or at least my location, but the entire town sounds so much more dramatic), I was about to risk going into the rain and continuing my errands when I was very nicely invited to stay dry inside with them “We can turn on Netflix- is Pocahontas okay with everyone?”. We watched the movie for a little bit and when the rain let up, I left- but rest assured, I’ll be back. 

The staff is so sweet and made me feel so welcome. They just gained a regular!

Instagrameter: /5

   The interior was also rather unassuming and comfortable. Their seating wasn’t too hard, and for some reason I didn’t take a photo of the seating area. It’s what would expect from a business and nicely clean. These ladies take pride in the shop and it shows!

Taste: /5

  I’m really feeling a 5/5 for the entire experience. They really are My Favorite Muffin. Good job, guys!

Before I call this review done, I also want to direct our readers to their Facebook where they advertise their Flavor of the Month! March was Irish Cream, April was Salted Caramel, May is Creme’ Brulee…. I wonder what’s next?

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer

City: Columbus, GA Stop: Fountain City Coffee Drink: Snickers Freeze Hi everyone! Welcome back to Hometown Cravings! I visited Fountain City Coffee once again to try one of their best selling items: The Snickers Freezer. In contrast to the Heath Freezer, I got last time, they don’t have crunched up candy bars but instead use syrup. Since…

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Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

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Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

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Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

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Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

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Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

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Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

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Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer

City: Columbus, GA Stop: Fountain City Coffee Drink: Snickers Freeze Hi everyone! Welcome back to Hometown Cravings! I visited Fountain City Coffee once again to try one of their best selling items: The Snickers Freezer. In contrast to the Heath Freezer, I got last time, they don’t have crunched up candy bars but instead use syrup. Since…

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer

City: Columbus, GA Stop: Fountain City Coffee Drink: Snickers Freeze Hi everyone! Welcome back to Hometown Cravings! I visited Fountain City Coffee once again to try one of their best selling items: The Snickers Freezer. In contrast to the Heath Freezer, I got last time, they don’t have crunched up candy bars but instead use syrup. Since…

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

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Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer

City: Columbus, GA Stop: Fountain City Coffee Drink: Snickers Freeze Hi everyone! Welcome back to Hometown Cravings! I visited Fountain City Coffee once again to try one of their best selling items: The Snickers Freezer. In contrast to the Heath Freezer, I got last time, they don’t have crunched up candy bars but instead use syrup. Since…

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

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Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

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Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer

City: Columbus, GA Stop: Fountain City Coffee Drink: Snickers Freeze Hi everyone! Welcome back to Hometown Cravings! I visited Fountain City Coffee once again to try one of their best selling items: The Snickers Freezer. In contrast to the Heath Freezer, I got last time, they don’t have crunched up candy bars but instead use syrup. Since…

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

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Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

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Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

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Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

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Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

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Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer

City: Columbus, GA Stop: Fountain City Coffee Drink: Snickers Freeze Hi everyone! Welcome back to Hometown Cravings! I visited Fountain City Coffee once again to try one of their best selling items: The Snickers Freezer. In contrast to the Heath Freezer, I got last time, they don’t have crunched up candy bars but instead use syrup. Since…

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

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Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

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Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer

City: Columbus, GA Stop: Fountain City Coffee Drink: Snickers Freeze Hi everyone! Welcome back to Hometown Cravings! I visited Fountain City Coffee once again to try one of their best selling items: The Snickers Freezer. In contrast to the Heath Freezer, I got last time, they don’t have crunched up candy bars but instead use syrup. Since…

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans

Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer was originally published on Java and Jeans