Subject: Dose Coffee and Tea
Location: Nashville, TN
Rating: 6+ [see key]
For all of Nashville's sprawl, the area offers a healthy array of things to do across the city. One site I recently was able to visit was Nashville's Parthenon by Vanderbilt. Sadly time was not on my side and this Greek replica only got a fraction of its deserved time, as there was not enough minutes in the day to accommodate a full helping of classical architecture and still have ample time for a coffee stop.
For that morning's coffee aspirations, I had my sights set on Dose Coffee and Tea. Located in a ho-hum strip mall, I got myself a decent parking spot and skipped on in. The interior imparted a light and airy aura, with light woods, white walls and a baby blue counter making it easy on the eyes. The seating was varied, with wall bars for laptoppers, a communal table in the center and some small tables to the back.
Cuvee Coffee kinda day, as I ordered their El Salvador El Molina for my espresso and the Guatemala San Jose Ocana via their Curtis pourover station. The espresso, pulled short with brown crema, sang of ginger, smoked brisket, chocolate, basil and black licorice, making for a smooth and succulent infusion. The pourover rang sweetly and smoothly of honey, caramel, apple turnover, slight tomato and crispy biscuit crust.
These wonderful folks made this visit possible in part. Make sure to check them out!