Zeitgeist Coffee

November 4, 2008 · 9 comments · Print This Post

in Beverages, Erin Cooks On-The-Go, Resturants

Zeitgeist Coffee

I’ve always been a Starbucks girl even though 50% of the time the lattes are horrible, or cold, or taste burnt. I guess I’m a glutton for punishment, but I still enjoy a good White Mocha. That’s probably why I keep going back – the eternal hope that this time my drink will be delicious and not disgusting.

Seattle is the mother ship of Starbucks, and while I was there I didn’t drink a drop. Why not? Well because I found latte nirvana at a little coffee shop in Pioneer Square called Zeitgeist. I’m not kidding when I say this coffee was amazing. After going into some sort of ecstatic caffeinated state following my first drink I was determined to make the pilgrimage from our hotel to this heavenly beverage as often as possible. According to Google Maps we were walking 1.2 miles for coffee one way. It was so worth it. You have no idea how much I miss it. I think I’m ruined forever now. No other White Mocha can ever possibly compare. In addition, I believe Zeitgeist helped my sanity immensely when I had a little incident on the ferry to Bainbridge Island that was quite meltdown worthy.

Pretty White Mocha

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Megan November 4, 2008 at 9:01 am

That coffee looks absolutley amazing! Wish I had some now!


2 Cze-Johnson Carrie November 4, 2008 at 1:20 pm

I miss the big soup-bowls.. I mean CUPS of coffee with the froth art. Capital Hill and Greenlake are filled with places where I could actually see myself spending multiple hours a day getting caffienated in. aaah! I miss Seattle!!!

have I commented lately where I did NOT use the term “I miss” ??? oh wait.. I didn’t miss the bird poop. ok. glad that’s settled.


3 priyanka November 4, 2008 at 3:15 pm

I just discovered your website last week and am loving it!! I made your pumpkin muffins and mushroom stroganoff over the weekend, and just today, your butternut squash risotto. Everything was so delicious!! Thank you so much for sharing your recipes. I am now a confirmed “Erin Cooks” junkie 🙂


4 RobynT November 4, 2008 at 5:35 pm

i continue to go to starbucks out of convenience… my favorite there is the cinnamon dolce but i have only once had it when it was excellent. otherwise it is too sweet. it’s so sad.

i first had white mochas at a cafe called The Purple Onion near the University of Minnesota campus. I loved them and used to drink them all the time. This was back in 2000 though. No idea if they’re still the same.


5 Abbey November 5, 2008 at 1:06 am

Now don’t tell anyone…but I’m more of a Peets girl when it comes to buying beans for my home…but go to Starbucks when I’m out and about because…well…they’re everywhere!

But I’m telling you…you’ve got to try the Starbucks Thanksgiving Blend. SO GOOD!! It’s what I imagine the movie-diner-coffee tastes like. Does that make sense? 🙂


6 Elle November 6, 2008 at 9:29 am

I’m with you on Starbucks–everything tastes burnt. But you must have other cafes in your area that are worthy, right?


7 tofuscloset November 13, 2008 at 10:32 pm

i LOVE this picture..the coffee looks so yummy!


8 tofuscloset November 13, 2008 at 10:33 pm

And yes! starbucks ALWAYS tastes burnt..why?


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