Friday, January 15, 2021

Drum Coffee

Subject: Drum Coffee
Location visited: Broadway St, Missoula, MT
WiFi?: yes
Rating: 6+ [see key]

Music and coffee are natural pals. For many folks the combo is an obvious pairing, especially for those who have lived with an open mic coffeehouse nearby. Thus, when I found a coffee shop involving the drummer of Fitz and the Tantrums in Missoula, I made sure to give it a stop when I next passed through town. 

The shop closest to my route one sunny Friday was on Broadway Street in a standalone blue building with a skinny parking lot. Inside the shop was a gorgeous, lofted space with tons of natural light, beautiful furniture and a bar that would have looked at home in a saloon. 

As for the coffee, I had an espresso of their Luigi blend and a drip coffee of their Airto blend. The espresso, pulled short/medium with brown crema, smacked of cherry, chocolate, mozzarella, lemon zest, croissant and a little peppercorn, proving smooth and balanced. The drip coffee also made for a good brew, with notes of dulce de leche, dark chocolate, fuji apple, corn and a little chard.

While this coffeehouse was not out of my league (get it?), it was a privilege to try out Drum on my way through Missoula. If you happen to be nearby or passing through, definitely check out one of Drum Coffee's locations.  

These wonderful folks made this visit possible in part. Make sure to check them out!

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