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Aroma Offers Delightful Scents And Tastes

August 6th, 2018
Aroma Offers Delightful Scents And Tastes

Nestled inside the Green Thumbers flower shop on Brady Street, is a lovely place where you can have a coffee and enjoy the sight and smell of true natural beauty. The coffee shop has been a part of the beautiful floral Nursery for  slightly over a year. But in that one year Aroma Coffee has gained quite a following. Not just those with green thumbs( that right there leaves me out) stop in.  But people driving up Brady Street and( we know how busy Brady Street gets.) Many business people and they have quite a group of Palmer students come in for a coffee a cinnamon roll or a very tasty fresh made... Read More

Aroma Offers Delightful Scents And Tastes

January 6th, 2018
Aroma Offers Delightful Scents And Tastes

Today the Java Journey takes us to Iowa. Nestled inside the Green Thumbers flower shop on Brady Street, is a lovely place where you can have a coffee and enjoy the sight and smell of true natural beauty. The coffee shop has been a part of the beautiful floral Nursery for  slightly over a year. But in that one year Aroma Coffee has gained quite a following. Not just those with green thumbs( that right there leaves me out) stop in.  But people driving up Brady Street and( we know how busy Brady Street gets.) Many business people and they have quite a group of Palmer students come in for a coffee... Read More

Java Journey Goes Atomic!

September 6th, 2017
Java Journey Goes Atomic!

Well coffee lovers I’m back at our next stop on our Java Journey. It’s a quiet little place called Atomic coffee. Atomic coffee sprung into existence as of January 29, 2016. It’s located at 4707 Brady Street Davenport and is a small drive-thru with big flavor. The newest location that opened April 24 is located just inside the entrance of Ora at 6701 Northwest Boulevard Davenport. Brady Street is open 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and the newest one is open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. The owner Peter tells me the name Atomic coffee came after sifting through 50 other... Read More

Aroma Offers Delightful Scents And Tastes

July 4th, 2017
Aroma Offers Delightful Scents And Tastes

Today the Java Journey takes us to Iowa. Nestled inside the Green Thumbers flower shop on Brady Street, is a lovely place where you can have a coffee and enjoy the sight and smell of true natural beauty. The coffee shop has been a part of the beautiful floral Nursery for  slightly over a year. But in that one year Aroma Coffee has gained quite a following. Not just those with green thumbs( that right there leaves me out) stop in.  But people driving up Brady Street and( we know how busy Brady Street gets.) Many business people and they have quite a group of Palmer students come in for a coffee... Read More

Cool Beanz Is Cool Beans!

May 14th, 2017
Cool Beanz Is Cool Beans!

The next stop on our Java Journey is a very cool little coffee shop called  Cool Beanz. “Many changes have been made since our opening in August of 2009,” says owner operator Annette of her shop located in the hilltop area of Rock Island on the corner of 14th Avenue and 30th Street. She goes on to tell me Cool Beanz actually got its name from her father. “Back in the seventies the word cool beans was a very popular slang expression not unlike far out groovy,” she said. “That’s a perfect name for a coffee shop. It represents the laid-back atmosphere I wanted to create.” When... Read More

Milltown Serving Up Great Views, Great Coffee

April 29th, 2017
Milltown Serving Up Great Views, Great Coffee

Hello my fellow coffee lovers, time for another trek on the java journey. Now let’s travel down by the Riverside Down by the Riverside, the mighty Mississippi River Side to Milltown coffee 3800 River Drive #2  Moline. I spoke with a nice young man Ben, the general manager of Milltown coffee, and he told me Milltown coffee has been there for two and a half years. It gets its name from” City of Mills on the river. It’s a place to open your mind up to creativity, escape from the stress of work and enjoy the view of the river. The large windows and spacious area make it possible and... Read More

When Hunting For Great Coffee, Set Your Sites On Caribou

April 23rd, 2017
When Hunting For Great Coffee, Set Your Sites On Caribou

Put down that newspaper grab a Cup a Joe and follow my series, the Java Journey. Our latest stop is Caribou Coffee, located at the John Deere Road and 7th Street Moline HyVee. I walked up to this little coffee stand and asked for a decaf mocha with dark chocolate chips. It was delicious! It  tasted like homemade! Caribou coffee, located inside the Moline HyVee, which is usually bustling with customers, is a cozy  little nook with a comfy leather couch and plenty of seating in a little enclave. I learned it was a whole separate world from the store itself. As I spoke with Kathy, the bubbly friendly... Read More