Amy's first appearance on my blog and she's already
offering original poses. American Apparel may be calling.
|If coffee production had been the cash crop in Breaking Bad, |
it would have looked like this.
Like almost everything in downtown Cleveland, finding free parking is rather trying, which is why I can't wait for RTA to possibly extend rapid transit up to Lake Shore Boulevard in Euclid some day.
|Winner of most sophisticated menu I have ever seen.|
Food and Beverage: Pour has a sophisticated menu, and one that demands a beginners guide for Amy and I.
When I visit coffee shops, I usually just order coffee, but on Pour's menu, there was no simple option. In fear of looking like out-of-touch connoisseurs, Amy and I didn't ask the barista if simple coffee was available to order. Instead, we ventured out of our comfort zones and each tried naming an exotic roast on the menu. (Matt said if I am going to use the adjective "exotic," then I need to convey that I am a somewhat ethnocentric white kid who hasn't gotten out much.)
Amy's beverage on the left was pretty flavor-less . It was
a risk she took when she ordered from the espresso
bar side of the menu. My coffee tasted great.
Despite the seemingly non-Anglo-Saxon names, Pour does provide a detailed description of the flavors and ingredients of each roast and they source the beans to the city where they were grown. It feeds the consumer's curiosity well and sets a high standard for other coffee destinations.
Space and Atmosphere: The first thoughts that sprung to my mind the second I walked into Pour was that the interior looked very sterile, very bright and very white. (Which, seeing that I seldom get out much, was immensely apropos, according to Matthew.) Although that isn't going to win the shop an interior decorating award, patrons can rest assured that their health is in no risk.
I think Amy and I agree: there were plenty of career-
sophisticated hipsters at Pour on the Saturday we visited.
Again, if you have suggestions of a coffee shop for a future entry, send it to me via firstname.lastname@example.org on Twitter at @SimonSaysNH.