What is Koffee Afterdark?
After 3pm every day, Koffee turns into Koffee Afterdark. We turn the lights down, and start serving delicious red and white wines and a handful of carefully selected craft beers.
I'm not going to list the wine and beers we are carrying right now, because we switch them up frequently. So, if you wish to pierce the veil of secrecy of what we have in store for you... you'll have to come visit.
My wife and I used to go out. Now, bars have become too loud, too crowded and too obnoxious. Or maybe I’ve just gotten too old. In either case, my definition of a fun, enjoyable evening has changed.
I love hanging out with friends, talking, laughing, and drinking wine or a fine craft beer. I enjoy taking the time to get to know someone special, reconnect with an old friend, deepen friendships and get to know co-workers and neighbors. This is Koffee Afterdark. We are the ”hang-out-and-enjoy-a drink-and-good-conversation” place.
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Let's talk wine.
Wine is a funny drink. It has some kind of strange mystique that I’ve never understood. It is associated with snooty people hanging out in snooty places, talking snootily about a wine’s ‘timbre’, ‘essence’, ‘legs’, ‘leave’ and ‘oak-blackberry finish’. What the hell is that all about? Nice wine is delicious. Nibble on some good cheese while you drink wine? Amazing!! Love it!!
An interesting fact about wine I’ve learned? Higher prices do NOT mean better wines. Do you remember the book that came out in 2005, Freakanomics by the University of Chicago economist Steven Levitt? He also wrote an article about the wine market (pricing vs. quality) for the Opinion Page of the New York Times on December 10, 2010. Follow this link to the article if you want to read more about this:
In short, what he found was that there was surprisingly little connection between price and perceived quality of wines; not even the wine connieseurs (in many cases) could pick the expensive, well-known wines from the inexpensive, relatively unknown wines. In short you don't need to spend a lot of money to get a wine that tastes really good.
Thus began my quest to find delicious wines at reasonable prices. After much searching and taste testing, we came across six wines that just blew my hair back . . . so darned good, yet inexpensive.
Please note: I do not possess the beautiful florid language skills needed to write that descriptions of the wines. Were it up to me, I’d simply write “This wine is good – damn good.” Or ”This wine is white, and not sweet, but still damn good – I think I smell some flower in there.” As far as I’m concerned, writing about wine is like dancing a cha-cha to describe a Shakespearean sonnet. It never works very well. You might as well just read Shakespeare . . . or in this case, just drink the damn wine.
Koffee now has cocktails!
Six delicious coffee or tea-based concoctions that are guaranteed to tickle your tastebuds.
The HOT selection:
Irish Coffee: The classic. Fresh-brewed coffee mixed with Irish whisky and a couple other *secret* ingredients that will make you smile.
Moka Tan: A warm, chocolaty, creamy beverage with shots of deep spiced rum, Irish cream, Ghirardelli chocolate and an espresso shot will turn your eyes backward.
Fireside Tea: This is for the mellow tea drinker. Starting with a steeped organic Italian Bergamot tea, we add some light citrus, caramelly brown sugar and black rum with molasses overtones. Sip and sigh.
The COOL selection:
Bourbon Squishee: This delightful melange of citrus (orange and lemon), light green tea and smooth southern bourbon is blended with ice until it reaches its silky perfection. The ideal summer drink.
Fly Be Free: An iced Earl Grey with home-made lemonade, lime juice, and a touch of cinnamon equals a cool drink that just goes down too easy.
Espresso Martini: Another classic. Triple-carbon filtered vodka, espresso, and a secret ingredient that makes this the best espresso martini in town. Don't ask what the secret ingredient is - you don't want to know.