You are the true one, my dearest.
Unlike the monstrous and saccharine Starbucks concoction that dares to call itself "macchiato," you are true to your name.
Yes, just a stain of steamed milk to enhance your creaminess and bring out the depth in your flavor.
And what flavor you possess![jump]
Rich, deep, dark. But within there's a hint of something mysterious. Caraway? Caramel?
A sip of seltzer that accompanies you like a loyal servant opens up my palate, allowing me to realize the many sides of you I missed on my first taste.
True, you are high-maintenance. Your Simonelli Aurelia espresso machine. Your local grass-fed farmstead milk. Your competition-level baristas. You are fussy about the amount of foam and the temperature of your milk.
But all this makes you perfect.
And now that I've tasted you, I must have you again.
My head, my heart, my whole being buzzes with love, Dogwood macchiato.
Don't laugh at me--It's not just the caffeine.
DOGWOOD COFFEE CO. 3001 Hennepin Ave. S. Minneapolis (Inside Calhoun Square) No phone yet; website
Hungry for more? The dishes in our countdown thus far are linked below:
No. 100: Al's Breakfast buttermilk pancakes