Favorite Coffee Concoctions 

Critics' Pick

click to enlarge Leigh Isaac is a barista at Globehopper. - SCOTT ELMQUIST

Kimmy Certa, owner of Globehopper Coffee, is competitive about what goes in the cup. We asked her for some of her favorite creations:

The Laverne: Pepsi, milk and espresso over ice. "It was inspired by Laverne and Shirley's love of Pepsi and milk and my love of Manhattan Special espresso soda. I put the two together, and voila!"

Butterscotched espresso con panna: house-made butterscotch sauce, espresso and whipped cream. "Butterscotched espresso! OMG, have you tried house-made butterscotch? It is divine. The espresso is just a convenient vehicle for it."

The pumpkin redux: pumpkin-infused macchiato. "I roasted and reduced a pumpkin, added my special touches and created a macchiato that has become an annual tradition and a customer favorite."

Iced marzipan: house-made almond milk, vanilla and espresso. Cardamom coffee and coconut: white and green cardamom syrup, espresso and coconut milk. At a barista competition in Atlanta where they competed, these were the two signature beverages. "We slaved over these drinks for months in preparation, so they are clearly close to our hearts."

(Sorry, no information is currently available for other years in this same award category.)

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