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SELECTED ITEMS FROM OUR FULL MENU

leon-espressoCLASSIC ESPRESSO – Americano, Cappuccino, Latte, Macchiato, Triple Ristretto, Vanilla Latte, Caramel Latte

SIGNATURE ESPRESSO DRINKS – Al Moka, Aleppo Souk, Dr. Bartlerr Leonidas Snipes Durham AKA “Dr. Durham”, Moctezuma, See-Line Woman, Tower of Babel, Working WoMan’s Latte

ICED COFFEES – KoKy Tu, Middle Eastern Iced Coffee, Saint AL’s, TOON up

TEA LATTES – Chai Latte, Simon Bolivar, Rooibos Latte

SIPPING CHOCOLATE – a choice of single origins or signature

WINE AND BEER - rotating selections

PASTERIES – Baklava, Brown Sugar Vanilla Rum Cake, Burma, Carrot Ckae, Cheesy Arugula Roll, Cherry Almond Scone, Citrus Loaf Cake, Flan, Gluten Free Brownie, Linzer Cookie, Milton’s Famous Cookies, Mini Cheesecake, Muffins, Pan Dulce, etc.

 

Want more info? Descriptions? Stories behind the drinks?

DRIP COFFEE:

We brew drip (airpot) coffee until 5pm each day.  If you bring your own cup you get 25 cents off and 10% more if use our loyalty card. We offer Drip as a way to be more accessible to our customers that are on the go and as a way to offer something that is at a lower price point throughout the day.

 

HAND BREWED COFFEES

We have a rotating menu of coffees that we hand brew.  We use a multi-roaster model, sourcing a variety of coffees from different roasters.  We play quite a bit with our choices, sometimes offering wide contrasts, sometimes 3 coffees from the same region from different roasters.  We aim to provide an ongoing tasting experience.

SIGNATURE HAND BREWED COFFEES

Rumi -

Hand brewed coffee with rosewater and cardamom with a African and Asian coffee (when available) base. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rumi

 

Strait of Hormuz -

Hand brewed coffee with Malabar black pepper with a African and Asian coffee base. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2012/07/2012789645779519.html

 

En La Lucha -

Hand brewed coffee with our homemade Cocoa Cinnamon sauce using an American coffee base.  Literally translates to “In the struggle” Inspired by he daily struggle and Areli’s love for Lucha Libre.

 

Libyan Liberation -

Hand brewed East African coffee with a splash of orange blossom.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/21/opinion/in-tripoli-jubilation-at-qaddafis-death.html?_r=0

Hue (pronounce who-eh) -

Hand brewed Asian coffee in a glass over a thick layer of sweetened condensed milk.  Inspired by the traditional Vietnamese style coffee and is brewed to aesthetically represent Hue which as it is situated in the middle of Vietnam. Hue also has a rich culinary history.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hue,_Vietnam

 

ESPRESSO

Triple Ristretto

An espresso made with ~21 grams of select coffee pulled ristretto (short) to create a full bodied, sweet and complex experience.

Macchiato

Meaning “marked” in Italian, a macchiato is a triple ristretto marked with naturally sweet fine textured milk or a dollop of foam.

Latte

A latte is a triple ristretto with micro-textured milk, designed to pour latte art and taste naturally sweet. The milk should be consistent throughout the entire drink without any visible bubbles to create a delicious compliment of espresso and milk.

Cappuccino

7 oz drink.  triple ristretto made with finely textured microfoam. Silky latte style milk or a more developed yet tight and shiny foam.

 

SIGNATURE ESPRESSO DRINKS

La Villa Rica

Latte with house made vanilla bean syrup.  http://www.history.com/topics/veracruz

Al Mokha

Cocoa Cinnamon’s version of the mocha latte, inspired by the port in Yemen from which coffee was first exported. Somehow the word Mokha became synonymous with a chocolate drink; we decided to honor its true meaning while still pleasing the masses. The Al Mokha is a latte with real chocolate (as opposed to a chocolate syrup) topped with cinnamon from Sri Lanka (which has been transported through Mokha for millennia).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mocha,_Yemen

 

Caramel Latte

Latte with house made caramel sauce.

Working Ze Latte

This is CC’s version of a cortado. In house it is served in a 4oz “Gibraltar” glass.  Decide how you’d like it: with raw sugar or without, shot pulled short or long (“lungo”). A cortado, meaning cut in Spanish, as espresso “cut” with milk, is a larger version of the macchiato.  The cost is the same as a macchiato, a small homage to the working person.

Dr. Durham

We designed this drink in honor of Durham’s namesake.   Doctor Bartlett Leonidas Snipes Durham donated land for the train station; not long later the area became known as Durhamville…then Durham.   We concocted a drink that riffs off of his story and the story of doctors who made the early colas…a “medicinal root tonic.” It is a latte with slightly frothier micro-foam with homemade vanilla topped with maca root powder, ginger root powder and black lava salt.

http://andjusticeforall.dconc.gov/gallery_images/dr-bartlett-l-durham-2/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartlett_S._Durham

 

Temujin

A white chocolate latte topped with ginger.

Temujin (popularly known as Ghengis Khan) was interested in learning and gathering as much information as he could and anyone he conquered.  If they survived and submitted, for the most part the conquered were allowed to continue to practice their own customs and religion. He had people from as far and wide as he could come to his court so he could learn about the world.  Ginger connects; white chocolate is about as foreign an ingredient from Temujin as possible. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genghis_Khan

 

See-Line Woman

A black strap molasses, dark melted chocolate, homemade vanilla latte.

Inspired by the almighty, powerful and strong woman that is Nina Simone. Born and raised in Tryon, North Carolina, Nina was a talented singer-songwriter, pianist, and civil-rights activist.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nina_simone

 

Tower of Babel

A honey latte topped with date sugar. The ingredients of this drink are true to the region and allude to the history. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tower_of_babel

 

Moctezuma

A latte with dulce de leche and cayenne pepper. Named after the last tatloani (ruler) of the Aztecs when the Spanish took over.

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moctezuma_II

Aleppo Souk

A latte with a homemade syrup including cinnamon, cumin and nutmeg topped with paprika and Aleppo pepper.

Aleppo is thought to be the oldest continually inhabited city in the world. It used to be a destination on the spice trade where the Aleppo Souk (covered market) was filled with spices and all sorts of other worldly goods. In recent Syrian conflicts the souk was destroyed by fire and it wasn’t until this tragic event that Aleppo surfaced on the map for many people around the world.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2012/oct/05/

 

Bull’s Eye

A triple ristretto in the customer’s choice of drip (until 5pm) or as a double triple americano.

Cocoa Cinnamon’s version of the “Red Eye” or “Shot in the Dark.”

 

ICED COFFEES

St. Al’s Iced Coffee

Slow and cold brewed iced coffee already prepped and ready to go.  Named after our good friend Al Frega who helped us get Cocoa Cinnamon going in so many ways. Ready to serve.

Middle Eastern Iced Coffee

Slow and cold brewed iced coffee brewed with cardamom, rose petals and vanilla bean. It is reminiscent of a Turkish coffee but iced and without the sediment.  Ready to serve.

Toon Up

Slow brewed iced coffee with a triple ristretto pulled through sweetened condensed milk and topped with raw sugar. Named after Professor Toon a local hip hop artist and friend riffing off the fact that CC used to be a gas station.

KokyTu

Triple ristretto over an iced cane sugar mexican coke. It’s like a science experiment gone bad but it’s so good. Named after our good friends at the food truck KoKyu as a riff off of the Coke Black.

Sheytoon

Chai, vanilla bean syrup, cardamom, sweetened condesed milk over middle eastern iced coffee. A play on the Toon Up created by Garrett and Susie. Kind of our take on the “iced dirty chai.” Sheytoon means mischievous or little devil (in a playful way) in Farsi.  This is actually a tea drink.

 

CHOCOLATE DRINKS

Hot Chocolate

Made with real chocolate and milk to make a rich hot chocolate. For all chocolate drinks, direct the customer to choose the chocolate base; if they are unfamiliar with the idea that chocolate has a terroir, recommend in a way that is most pleasurable for them. Hot chocolate can be iced!

 

Dark Single Origin Hot Chocolate

We offer a rotating series of chocolate bases.  Some of our regulars are:

Gran Saman from Venezuela 70%

Askinosie (changes depending on their availability) 70%

Kallari from Ecuador (percentage depends on their availability)

 

Single Origin Milk Hot Chocolate

Caoba from Venezuela 41%

Escazu

Sipping Chocolate

Made with melted chocolate, half and half (or sub.) to taste like a shot of melted chocolate bar.

 

SIGNATURE SPICE TO ADD TO YOUR CHOICE OF SINGLE ORIGIN CHOCOLATE BASE

 1507

Includes cinnamon, nutmeg, raw sugar. The name is a bit of a spoof.  Many of the chocolate recipes that contemporary chocolate shops have around the country are direct takes out of books like this, citing the dates and places.  We decided to also have a date drink, but our date would be based on the date that the German Cartographer Waldseemueller named our continent after Amerigo Vespucci.  The complications and effects of that are too complex to go into, but that occurrence is an allusion to layers of history that are embedded in the way we approach the menu, shop and our customers.

 To further the spoof, we, use the spices from around the world that Columbus was after in seeking a more direct route to the “Indies” and combine them with the one spice he did find in the “Americas,” allspice.

Cacao Canela

Includes cocoa powder, cinnamon, and a touch of house made vanilla bean syrup. An homage to the “Latin” side of Cocoa Cinnamon – Cacao Canela.

 

Kublai Khan

Includes organic ginger, vanilla powder, and cinnamon and is topped with poppy seeds. Ginger is a common Asian root and poppy seeds are an allusion to the opium wars.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19850234

Santa Sangre

Includes organic hibiscus and allspice syrup topped with allspice. Named after Alejandro Jodorowski’s film titled the same and also paying homage to cacao being a sacrificial offering in the Aztec world.

 

Tenochtitlan 

Made with cayenne, vanilla powder and agave. Named after the Aztec city-state that Moctezuma ruled when Cortés arrived. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenochtitlan

 

CACAO DRINKS (KAKAWAS)

An authentic water based cacao drink consisting of in house hand ground cacao beans and various spices. Think chocolate before Columbus came to the Americas — that’s the great majority of its existence as an edible.

 

Signature Cacao Drinks

 

Antepasados

This kakawa consists of raw cacao, pumpkin seeds, almonds, allspice and cinnamon. Antepasados is Spanish for ancestors referring to Areli’s heritage.

Al-Andalus

This kakawa consists of raw cacao, anise star pod, black pepper, vanilla, crushed rose, and raw sugar. Al-Andalus was a medieval Muslim state in most of what is now known as Spain, Portugal, Andora, and part of southern France. When the Spanish Inquisition happened, the state was then divided into five administrative Christian units. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-andalus

 

TEA & INFUSIONS

Single Origin Infusions -

Chamomile, Rooibos, Yerba Mate

Single Origin Teas -

Ancient Golden Yunnan, Bao Zhong, Ancient Pu-erh, Sencha Superior, Golden Assam, Silver Needles

 

Signature Teas and Infusions

 

Acculturation

A deep red infusion of organic hibiscus, lemongrass, peppermint, orange peel and cacao nibs. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acculturation

 

Rihla

A golden infusion of lavender blossoms, ginger root, cloves and lemongrass. Inspired by Ibn Batutta’s travel journal. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibn_Battuta

 

Atai

Gunpowder green tea and peppermint. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moroccan_tea_culture

 

Heart and Soul

Sencha superior with rose petals and pieces of Sri Lankan cinnamon bark. Named after the Joy Division song : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9bH6R3gj0I

 

The Lion of Panjshir

Green tea with cardamom and sugar. A version of the traditional drink of the Panjshir valley inspired by Ahmed Shah Massoud

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2w6Kw27b4s

 

Wind Song

Silver needles with jasmine flowers and roses. Named after a creation story of how white tea was created. According to the myth, a tea leaf was blown into the leader of the Song Dynasty’s cup of boiling water. http://www.whiteteaguide.com/whiteteahistory.htm

Signature Tea Lattes -

Simon Bolivar

Yerba mate latte with honey, allspice and cayenne.  Simon Bolivar was a South American soldier known as the Liberator for helping Bolivia, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru gain their independence from Spanish rule. He envisioned a united Latin America with one central government much like the United States of America.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sim%C3%B3n_Bol%C3%ADvar 

 

Chai Latte

Real chai pulled as a shot through the espresso machine and textured milk. Can be sweetened with vanilla syrup. Please ask the customer if they want it sweetened.

http://www.chai-wallah.com/whatischai.html

 

Rooibos Latte

A caffeine free tea latte made with organic South African rooibos pulled through the espresso machine and textured milk. Can be sweetened with honey.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rooibos

 

DURM Fog

Golden Yunnan tea with textured milk, vanilla bean syrup and orange blossom. Our version of the “London Fog.”

 

OTHER DRINKS

Steamers

Hot textured milk with a choice of flavor.

 

Seltzer

Soda water with a choice of flavor. We usually have a special seltzer.

 

Sicilian Sodas

Soda water with half and half and a flavor.

 

Most drinks on the menu can be made iced.

Flavors

house made vanilla bean syrup, melted chocolate, house made caramel, house made hibiscus & allspice syrup, organic nutmeg, organic cayenne, organic allspice, organic cardamom, orange blossom water, rose water, organic malabar pepper, natural black lava salt, organic maca powder, organic paprika, date sugar, dulce de leche, sweetened condensed milk, black strap molasses, any special syrup of the month.

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