As we slip into a new year, now is a perfect time to take a break, sit and sip something delicious. Whether you’re looking for fresh-roasted java, dreaming of a cup of warm chocolate, in search of serenity in a teacup or want to wrap your taste buds around a kombucha flight, Kent is the place to experience it all in 2018.
Experience a twist on hot chocolate at Dilettante Mocha Café
514 Ramsey Way
Nothing beats a warm cup of hot chocolate in winter. Dial it up a notch at Dilettante Mocha Café at Kent Station. This is not your grandmother’s hot cocoa. Try the cinnamon-spiced Mexican hot chocolate; Ephemere® Dark Hot Chocolate made with molten chocolate sauce and steamed milk; or the Viennese Cocoa with double-dutched cocoa blend. Dilettante also features tasty coffee drinks.
Get a healthy taste at Seattle Kombucha Company
1819 Central Ave. S., Unit C-49
Is healthier living on your resolution list? Kombucha has been around for thousands of years, but the fermented beverage has recently made a big a splash as a popular, health-packed elixir. Kent is home to Seattle Kombucha Company, where they craft fresh and flavorful kombucha and probiotic drinks, including the region’s first local coffee kombucha. Call ahead to schedule a tasting or private brewery tour, and find out what the buzz is about. Open Saturdays Noon-5 p.m.
Find your perfect cup at Serenity Moon Tea Shop
136 Washington Ave. N.
If you’re a fan of tea, or would like to learn more about it, spend some time at Serenity Moon Tea Shop. Authentic, traditional Chinese teas are prepared and served as they have been for thousands of years. This should not be a quick stop. Taste, savor and learn about the culture and history of tea.
For at-home sipping, visit Rad Roasting Company
21622 84th Ave. S., Suite 2
When the couch is calling you to curl up with a hot cup of artisan coffee, make plans to visit Rad Roasting Company. This small-batch coffee roaster is a true hidden treasure. Stop by, see and smell the roaster in action, and taste some brews. (Try the Aviator and Carmen San Diego roasts.) Monthly tastings are held every third Saturday.
Start the new year right by taking time to sit and sip. And be sure to check out more things do to in Kent.