Get Your Morning Mayhem Fix

Is anyone else no longer really sure what day it is?

My mornings have been a confusing mix of thinking about whether or not it’s a work day, whether or not I need to look presentable (is it a Zoom call or webinar?) and then I listen to The Daily to remind me of the month, date and day of the week.

As far as mornings go, I’m sure I’m not the only one who has been keeping a close eye on her coffee supply. I remember one of the first things I bought online after everything started closing was a reusable coffee filter, but then a few weeks later I realized that my go-to coffee beans weren’t as plentiful as I had thought. Luckily, a few weeks earlier I had visited Mad River Coffee House in Campton and in addition to enjoying a delicious breakfast, had treated myself to a big bag of their Morning Mayhem coffee beans. All of their coffees are blended and roasted in-house, and their Morning Mayhem blend is super smooth and rich.

Since they’re still open for curbside pickup, let me reminisce about the memorable breakfast I had there. They have tons of homemade baked goods and daily specials which can satisfy any breakfast or lunch craving. Pictured below is my hazelnut latte, my go-to cafe drink order, as well as one of their breakfast specials: eggs and pepperjack cheese (sausage optional) on a homemade sweet potato and chive biscuit. This biscuit was DELICIOUS and fluffy. You can see the handmade quality with its moistness and a little bit crumbly texture, with the hot egg and cheese. This classic combination makes for the perfect breakfast in my professional opinion, upgraded with its this-is-so-big-how-do-I eat-this size.

If you find yourself running low on coffee, you have options! As of this writing (on May 18) you have the option of ordering their coffee online to be shipped, you can order online and pick it up for free in person, or if you’d like to order food (including their heat and eat meals), you can call them at 726-7793 to order and pay over the phone, and their staff will bring it out to your car. According to their most recent Facebook post, they also have packaged flour, sugar and yeast for sale for all of us physical distancing bakers (guilty). Be sure to visit their Facebook page for their daily specials. The coffee house is currently open Monday through Thursday from 6:00 am to 4:00 pm and Friday through Sunday from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. They are located at 18 Six Flags Road in Campton.

A couple of other great coffee options:

  • Tucker’s has locations in Concord, Hooksett, Merrimack, Dover, and New London. Takeout is available at each location (their Sedona Skillet is my new favorite) and you can add a bag of Mill City Roasting Company coffee from Londonderry to your order! It’s available in a variety of flavors like hazelnut and almond joy. Visit their Facebook page to see their latest updates and how to order.
  • Revelstoke Coffee in Concord is one of my absolutely favorite spots in the city. I miss visiting them for their Ipsento lattes and beautifully photogenic interiors, but until we can visit them again (and I can write a full blog post) their coffee is available for online ordering here with pickup on Fridays between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. Their delicious coffee is roasted locally at Union Coffee Co. in Milford. In addition to ordering coffee you can also get some fun gear and a snack to eat with your coffee like cookies, scones, and bars from Fresh Slate.

I am very much looking forward to visiting these three again in person when it is safe to do so, and if you’re able I hope you will join me in supporting your local coffee shops through these challenging days!

Have you discovered any unique, tasty food or drinks lately? Let us know! Be sure to email us at eatdrinkplay@stayworkplay.org to share your ideas of any New Hampshire related food/drink/venue/organization that you think should be featured in “The Taste!”

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