Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The Press Espresso // CoffeeMates

"Never underestimate the importance of being properly caffeinated."

Today I am sharing another Cafe Hopping experience. I am always so excited to be sharing these beautiful coffee shops on here. I have decided to make this an ongoing series and since we tend to turn our little visits into dates, I have decided to call it CoffeMates. I can't wait to show you the most recent one Martin and I went to, The Press Espresso. We loved absolutely everything about it! If you are ever in the Temecula area, and if you have the chance, then make sure to visit Old Town Temecula. It's absolutely wonderful. As soon as we entered old town Temecula, I felt like I was in another world. I certainly can not wait to go back again. Well, let's get started. 

The Press Espresso
The Press Espresso is definitely a beautiful hidden gem in Old Town Temecula. The coffee here is some of the best coffee I've ever tasted hands down. Not only was I super excited to visit because of how beautiful it looked, but I was super excited to taste the coffee. Of course with any CoffeeMates experience, it all starts out with a quick search on Yelp. This place had 5 stars, and when I looked at the photos, I was sold. 

This place is absolutely beautiful. The decor is a mixture of rustic and modern. It is like nothing I've seen before. What really drew me to this place, to begin with, when I started my search on Yelp was the greenery. While we were trying to find the coffee shop because it was a bit hidden, I noticed the greenery hanging and knew right away it was there. I've never seen another coffee shop like this one. I was really drawn to its hipster vibe. Upon walking in, I wanted to take photos of all of the decor. If I had to rate the aesthetic, I'd definitely give it a 10/10! 

Menu and Drinks: 
Let's talk about the important thing. Is the coffee any good? Definitely! They have a variety of drinks. I tried the Iced Thai Coconut Espresso, and it was definitely very delicious. I usually have a white mocha or chai tea, but I decided to change it up. This drink was featured in the "Today's Special Drinks" board, and I felt like it sounded yummy! It definitely did not disappoint. Martin is a huge fan of white mocha, so he tried the Mayan Mocha, and it was very delicious. They also have a variety of vegan pastries, which I thought was super interesting. I would definitely rate the coffee and menu a 10/10. I have yet to go back and try other drinks, but what we tried was definitely delicious! 

Hangout Meter: 
Another very important quality I look for in Coffee Shops is whether or not it is okay to hang out. I look for a spacious or cozy atmosphere where I could sip a cup of coffee and read a good book. I was definitely in love with the vibe of this place. The employees were definitely very nice people. We were welcomed with warm smiles and dim lighting. What more could your girl ask for? It was truly a beauty. I wish it were a bit bigger, for this reason, I would give it a 9/10. Despite its size, however. I could definitely still envision myself reading a good book in this place. What I loved about this place is that the coffee shop was not awkwardly quiet. 

Instagram Worthy: 
And lastly, is this coffee shop "instagrammable"? Definitely. The possibilities are endless. As previously mentioned, their decor is breathtaking and like nothing I've seen before. Definitely a 15/10! 

So that is all I have for you today! If you ever get the chance to visit The Press Espresso, take a lot of pictures and enjoy! Until next time! 
xoxo Liz

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