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El Dorado Coffee & Tea Co.

05/31/2013 09:21AM ● Published by Style

Photo by Dante Fontana, © Style Media Group.

Take a deep breath the next time you stroll through Shingle Springs and you’ll get a whiff of the local roaster responsible for the mouthwatering aroma of the famous drink that keeps the world awake.

As I made my way to El Dorado Coffee & Tea Co. for my daily fix, the smell of coffee and loose-leaf teas was invigorating. Curious and intrigued by its name, I chose the Brown Cow drink—an iced layered latte with hazelnut and chocolate syrups. Because the drink had a great balance of bittersweet flavors, the Pecan Caramel Macaroon complemented it well; soft and fresh, it was the perfect example of what a macaroon should taste like. While the inside of the shop featured a cozy, open and inviting atmosphere with a blend of a contemporary and vintage ambiance, I was equally overtaken by the beautiful outside patio overlooking Shingle Springs. I soon discovered this was no ordinary coffee shop. Helping local charities and nonprofits raise funds, in addition to shipping coffee to U.S. troops, it was heartwarming to learn about the philanthropy they spread. Hyped up and energized by my delicious cup of Joe, I walked away feeling good about supporting a local shop that does good things for its community. El Dorado Coffee & Tea Co., 4068A Mother Lode Drive, Shingle Springs. 530-676-2623, eldoradoroasting.com.

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