2420 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33609
Right outside of downtown Tampa is a quirky coffee shop. Caffeine Roasters isn’t your average Starbucks or Duncan Donuts (which I happen to occasionally enjoy) these baristas are built different.
My experience started with choosing my coffee. They had Honduran, Guatemalan, Ethiopian, El Salvadoran and Kenyan coffee beans available. I chose Honduran… it was familiar, I had been to Honduras once before. I had coffee made from fresh coffee beans picked right from the mountainside. Instant Nostalgia!
Next, I had to choose how my coffee was going to be brewed.. Like what? Usually my only options are small, medium or large not slow drip or aero brew. I was so lost I told my barista to just choose one. So she ground my coffee beans then placed them in a filter and poured hot water in. The entire process looked like a science experiment. It was cool to watch.
To accompany my coffee ordered a breakfast sandwich. The options were plenty and to be honest they all sounded delicious. There was on particular sandwich that caught my eye.
Lemon Aioli Egg Biscuit
For starters, I mean the name says eat me now right? Check out what is in this bad baby… egg, sauteed kale, lemon aioli, honey baked ham, melted cheddar cheese on a homemade biscuit. Sounds amazing huh? It was. That biscuit was so flaky it tastes like someone’s grandma was in the back rolling them out. The lemon aioli was perfectly balanced with the cheddar cheese and the kale was sauteed to perfection. I enjoyed literally every bite. Here’s a peek of my sandwich before I annihilated it.
I went in the lounge and sat but if you don’t have that much time, you can hit their drive thru. They offer free wifi to their guests as well. To top off my experience, the staff were extremely nice and patient with me. If you are an all day coffee drinker but can’t make it for breakfast, don’t feel pressured. They offer a lunch menu too. To be honest, this is the first time I’ve had my coffee “black” no sugar no cream. I can’t wait to go back and try other origins and sandwiches. Well done caffeine roasters well done.