Saturday, March 10, 2007

Whaaa.....I miss my 'Joe'!

I seem to be breaking down...literally. I've been exhausted (I mean REALLY exhausted) for some time now. Then I pinched a nerve in my back...this week I have the flu! What the #@*%?! On top of doc says to cut the coffee. Talk about killing me!

Thursday I was heading into L.A. to see clients and thought it the perfect time to hit one of my favorite coffee/tea haunts, The Conservatory for Coffee, Tea & Cocoa in Culver City. It's a little joint that backs up to Sony Studio's on Washington. They roast their beans daily and the smell alone drove me crazy. I imagined diving head first into the sacks of beans waiting their turn to hop in the roaster. Knowing how great the coffee is, I thought I'd pick up some tea. There is nothing like great brewed tea. I know it sounds snobbish, but I won't get tea from Taco Bell unless it's brewed. That concentrate/machine stuff is horrible!

After perusing the large selection I landed on a quarter pound each of Yerba Mate',Cinnamon Apple Spice, Hibiscus Flowers & Cherry Senchea. I've had a cup of each and they're all very good. My favorite is Yerba Mate', I'm sure due to the small amount of caffeine it contains as well as it's neutral medium bodied flavor.

It was a little to dark to get a decent picture of the inside so you'll have to check it out for yourself. It's just what you'd expect...small, a little eccentric and a great cup of brew...whatever you choose!

The Conservatory for Coffee, Tea & Cocoa
10117 Washington Blvd
Culver City, Ca. 90232


Rasa Malaysia said...

Oh no, another sick person in Irvine, you and I and Panda, three sick Irvinians.

elmomonster said...

Hope you get better Deb! By the way, that looks like an awesome , funky store. I wouldn't have thought it was in America!

Chubbypanda said...

Yerba mate is good stuff, but I don't believe it contains caffeine. It does contain other substances in the same chemical family, though. said...

Deb - email me at

I have some cocktails for you!!

Wandering Chopsticks said...

Awww, poor Deb! Feel better!