Sometimes…it’s all about the coffee.
Welcome to my little corner of caffeinated bliss. The HobKnobb Roasting Company in New Albany, Indiana. This little café is located just around the corner from my office and, out of necessity for something better than the gas station coffee offerings, I stopped in one day…and have been going back ever since.
It’s an unassuming little coffee shop with nice people who work there. My favorite barista, always good for conversation or suggestions, is Heather. She’s not only good at making drinks, she’s good at guessing what you might like. I’m not a big fan of coffee…but I can handle espresso. I can’t have milk, but I can do soy. I don’t want drinks that are laden with sugar.
Her suggestion: A sugar-free chocolate soy latte.
Sounded good to me. You can’t go wrong with chocolate. You also can’t go wrong with the double-shot of espresso you get in their small drinks. No skimping on the beverages here. You definitely get what you pay for. Even better…it’s delicious. The espresso isn’t over-processed and over-roasted like your corner Starbucks. It’s light, delicious, and compliments the steamed milk perfectly.
HobKnobb Roasting Company doesn’t just serve a good latte. They have a wide variety of coffee, espresso, and tea drinks for your choosing. If you like it hot or cold, they have it. And they know how to make it so you won’t walk away unsatisfied.
This little shop also offers up delicious pastries…scones, cookies, muffins, and even New York bagels (yes…they come from New York! That’s something this former New Yorker can get behind!). They have regular patrons. They know their customers. And, yet, they welcome new ones openly. People like me, who wander in on a cold day in search of something that doesn’t taste too much like coffee…but is sugar-free. This coffee shop knows it’s stuff and serves it up just as you like it.
So…should you find yourself in the New Albany, Indiana area…swing by HobKnobb Roasting Company in one of their two locations…on State Street or in Floyds Knobs.
I promise…you’ll keep going back. Not just for the coffee, but for the friendly service you receive as well.