People who know me well know that I love my coffee. I didn’t have my first cup until I was 35 years old. Over the years I searched for a coffee that would give a good deep flavor and not the acid uptake I get with popular commercial brands. The popular and usual corporate coffee shops just did not satisfy me or give me a deep coffee taste. Understand I drink my coffee clean with nothing obscuring the taste because I like the pure taste of coffee.
I was always looking for that elusive pure coffee taste. I was very aware I like a strong taste. Then at the age of 42, I had my first taste of Colombian espresso and from that first taste I fell in love.
A “red eye”, coffee with a shot of espresso, is a treat but of course too much to fix each morning in your own home. So through a constant search over many years and I finally developed my own special blend of coffee that fit my taste. The blend I developed gave me a dark, favorable and acid free taste I had sought after for many years.
Visiting The Edge of Coffee Heaven
Well I had another experience. I recently took a trip back to Illinois where I lived for many years. I was visiting my brother-in-law’s home in Crete who is also a coffee drinker and lover like me. Every time I would visit or he would visit me, I would set him up with my special blend of coffee which he could not get in his area.
While there one morning my brother-in-law asked me if I would like to go get some coffee at a unique coffeehouse in his neighborhood. Of course I said yes. So he drove me to The Edge Coffeehouse and Roasting Company. As we walked up to the coffeehouse I immediately noticed the patio and front door which was very inviting. First good mark for the coffeehouse.
Once in the coffeehouse, I found the environment to be comfortable and in many ways very spiritual atmosphere. I felt relaxed right away. The colors and the lay out was gave me a sense of calmness. The interior was very well done and thought out as well as appealing. I started a conversation with the manager, who was very friendly. I ended up getting a tour and history of the place.
Another uniqueness about the coffeehouse is that all their coffee is roasted, ground and brewed right there. They also package their special blends and ship all over the USA.
The Edge’s coffee is flavorful and has a deep coffee taste. I found the Edge’s red eye to be extremely satisfying. I have tasted a lot around the country in my travels and the coffee at the Edge Coffeehouse is the best in that area I have found for all the right reasons I have sited.
What a wonderful experience I had that day as a coffee lover. So if you ever find yourself near or in the town of Crete and if you are a lover of coffee like me then visit and check out the coffee there.
Here is a link to The Edge’s Yelp Page - http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-edge-crete