Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Better Living Through Coffee

Better Living Through Coffee! Isn't that just the truth. Not only better for me, but for the people who want to (or have to) be around me.

I love coffee. It is my friend. It wakes me up in the morning. It encourages me through my working day. It is the nap, I can never take, in a cup. Thank you, coffee!

So, I've been needing to shake things up a bit. And, yesterday a coffee house friend pulled me aside and in a hushed voice asked me, "Have you heard about the new place in town?" I so hadn't.

Guess where I am today? But I sort of feel like I'm cheating. I love The Vault. I love Debra, the manager there. But I also love a change. And how can you NOT love this? Just look...

This is the new coffee spot in Port Townsend...Better Living Through Coffee! It's literally right on the water.

It lured me in and then welcomed me!

I know the picture's a bit dark, but just look at that view. Water and mountains and boats. Oh my!

And this place isn't quite like any other I've been to. First, look at the adorable-ness (not sure they'd want me to refer to them as adorable, but I think they are) at the counter. This is Sadie and Stormy...
And just look at how you get your drip coffee! It's dripped to order!

Everything is fresh and local and fantastic. I can hardly wait to try the soup!

How badly do you want to come and have a cuppa with me!?! Of course, the invitation is ALWAYS out there. Let me know if you are ever in town.
UPDATE: I have now had the soup. De-lish! Wild Salmon Chowder.


Anonymous said...

Oh, I so wanna come have a cuppa with you, at this new place OR at the vault! =)

C. N. Nevets said...

Okay, so where do you live again, because I just remembered my wife and I are moving there tomorrow.

Robin Gaphni said...

Okay Jolie,
That line "it is the nap, I can never take, in a cup," so describes how I feel about my afternoon mocha. I love it!

Anonymous said...

Ok jerk, rub it in. I need to go back home and try this new joint.

You just can't get a good cup of coffee in Canada. Well maybe you can but it ain't easy.

Hello Jolie. Just found your blog and had to tip my cap. From one addict to another, cheers.

Hope the writing is going good. I'm headed back to "the conference formerly known as Haystack" in Portland this summer. Any chance you're going?
Sorry I didn't get to see you at the Seattle conference but the fam said they did.

Ben Watson

Jaime Temairik said...

I'm on my way over. Please pick me up at the quarry thingie.

Cuppa Jolie said...

Hey all!

Nevets...I live in Port Townsend, WA, a beautiful Victorian seaside town. And a great place for the artistic-minded types.

The rest of you! Seriously! Come on over and have a cuppa. It would be so much fun.

Ben, so good to hear from you. You guys are just going to have to move back here. I'm not going to Haystack, but will be in L.A.--that's where you should go too. Come on!

Jaime, I'm on my way to pick you up! You'd better be there. :)

lkmadigan said...


I badly want to come have coffee there with you!


Jennifer K. Mann said...

Ya-ah, we'd all like to go to Port Townsend now, but for the damn bridge!
We sometimes make the trip just for the elvated we can add dripped-to-fit coffee to our list of many reasons to head on up!

Lisa Biskup said...

Wow! Nice post. Thanks!! Hope you can all come and enjoy.

CayRoo said...

I have known these shop owners for many years and they make great coffee and wonderful food! I lost their incredible cooking and coffee brewing skills when they moved to Port Townsend and I really miss them. :(

I hope you all appreciate them as much as my family, friends and I have. Don't miss an opportunity to enjoy what they have to offer!