I have the fortune of having good friends in wonderful places. One such place is Petoskey, Michigan, a mere 7-hour car ride from home. Petoskey is a small, gorgeous town at the north-most point of the lower peninsula, offering a friendly community with a plethora of unique shops. No exception to this, and perhaps the best example is Dripworks coffee.
I understand that I'm fortunate to be able to work remotely, so I do my absolute best, regardless of my location, to get a full workweek in. Since we arrived on Thursday evening, I needed a place to work on Friday that was free from distraction. Our wonderful hosts recommended Dripworks.
So on Friday after my morning jog, I went directly to Dripworks. I gave them my travel mug and ordered a simple medium roast coffee and a delicious looking oatmeal "bar". The friendly staff told me to make myself comfortable and that they'd bring me my order when it was ready. Here's what I was greeted with:
Their presentation of the coffee was fully matched by their spot-on preparation and robust flavor. As a bit of a coffee snob, I can honestly say that this is some of the best coffee that I've had. I revisited this shop on both Saturday and Sunday before we departed and will most certainly make this a staple of my future visits to Petoskey.
Throughout our visit, we stopped in several more times for coffee, lattes, and snacks.