I tried 3 quarantine trends including whipped coffee. Here’s what happened.

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Quarantine made me do it! Photo by Chaise Sanders for Bham Now.

Quarantine turned me into a baker and self-proclaimed fashion designer. Who would’ve thought? Not me! But here we are and let’s just say banana bread has become a major food group in my diet. Here are three easy quarantine activities to spice up your new daily routine as well as where you can find them in Birmingham.

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7 best fall-flavored beverages at local coffee shops in Birmingham, AL—pumpkin spice not included

‘Tis the season for cozy sweaters and creamy, delicious lattes! Photo via Revelator Coffee on Instagram

Call me #basic, but two of my favorite things in the entire world are coffee and autumn. This week marks both the beginning of fall and the best holiday around—National Coffee Day (September 29). We all know pumpkin spice is a little overdone, so here are 7 of the best (non-pumpkin spice) fall-flavored drinks at local coffee shops right here in Birmingham, AL.

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Starbucks opens 11th Community Store in the U.S. at Crossplex Village in Birmingham’s Five Points West. Here’s what you need to know.

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Mayor Randall Woodfin with the Starbucks employees at the new Starbucks at Crossplex Village in Ensley Five Points West. Photo by Starbucks.

Starbucks recently opened its 11th Community Store and first in Alabama at Birmingham’s Crossplex Village in Ensley/Five Points West.   Continue reading “Starbucks opens 11th Community Store in the U.S. at Crossplex Village in Birmingham’s Five Points West. Here’s what you need to know.”

Unite with other coffee lovers at the Alabama Multicultural Organization’s Alabama Coffee Fest April 21

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Are you a coffee enthusiast? Then attend the Alabama Multicultural Organization’s Alabama Coffee Fest and discover glorious aromas, delectable tastes, scrumptious pastries, live music and more. It’s all happening from 9am-12pm at Cahaba Brewery on April 21, 2018. Continue reading “Unite with other coffee lovers at the Alabama Multicultural Organization’s Alabama Coffee Fest April 21”

Small business Monday – Focus on Domestique Coffee

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Nathan and Michael Pocus, owners of Domestique Coffee. Photo via Kristina O’Quinn for Bham Now

Do you appreciate a smooth cup of coffee with a great back story?  Of course you do!  Let’s hear all about Domestique Coffee’s mission of “Easy access to high quality coffee” as we focus on the Pocus brothers in this week’s edition of Small Business Monday! Continue reading “Small business Monday – Focus on Domestique Coffee”

Revelator opens Sweet Jon’s ; intimate, personal cafe in Homewood’s old Octane

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Photo: Mary Fehr ,www.mfehrphotography.com.

Maybe you have noticed that Octane in Homewood on Central Avenue isn’t…well…isn’t Octane any more. Southern coffee powerhouse, Revelator, owner of Octane, made some changes and  opened an intimate, personal restaurant called Sweet Jon’s Café. 

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