Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Steaming Hot Cup of Info on Your New Coffee Neighbor

photo from maywong_photos,   
I was thrilled to get the big fat coffee scoop on Lorca Stamford from the very woman bringing it our way. Here are a few of the tidbits she was kind enough to pass along:

- What's she working on? Perfecting her donut recipe (a thing worth waiting for if I've ever heard of one).

- What's on the menu? The shop will serve lattes, cappuccinos, espresso, cold brewed iced coffees, pour-over single-origin coffees, bulk brewed coffee, teas from Steven Smith, traditional Spanish churros, and chocolate ganache dipping sauces for the churros. So far, she's got hazelnut and dark chocolate on the menu. *drool...*

- But wait! There's more! If that weren't enough, she's contemplating some other amazements that cost me 4,000 calories just to write them: a crema catalana, a s'mores donut, carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, a lemon meringue, and a key lime graham donut. Good Lord, woman - you just blew my mind...

- So who is this lover-ly lady, anyway? She oh-so-charmingly describes herself as "a total fat kid who loves to eat bad food and play with recipes" - Amen, sister!

- How will she make my day extra fancy?  Her schmancy lattes/cappuccinos will feature equally fancy designs on top, like hearts, ferns and rosettas.

- What's her shop's style? Modern, Spanish rustic. You'll see Spanish tile, reclaimed wood, handblown glass fixtures and antique metal chairs. Not too many seats: 10-12, but lots of opportunities for taking your goodies along with you.

- When does she open her doors? Hopefully October 1st.

 So come the fall, show our new neighbor some love. I'll be first in line!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Can it be!? New Coffee Shop on Bedford St!

My keen eyed buddy, LP, wrote me to say I should go check it out - there was a new coffee shop en route to Bedford Street!  I was on vacation and busy surviving a cranky baby's reaction to half a billion hours in the car, and proceeded to both celebrate and then immediately forget about it when I got home. 

Luckily, we took a stroll around the block tonight and - all of a sudden the clouds parted and the angels sang - and there it was!!!  It's Lorca Stamford at 125 Bedford and I already love it. 

My new hero's website is adorable but kinda sparse. She explains that she went from architecture to unemployment to a reconnection to Spanish roots and churros/capuccinos. She got her coffee legs at the fabulous and award winning Neat in Darien and now she's coming to make Bedford a little more awesome. You can see some of her progress on her blog.   

She says she's opening her doors in the fall, so I'll be very busy holding my breath until then.