I make an effort to keep my coffee consumption to a minimum each week; but when I find out about a new coffee joint, I just can’t help myself. The terrible part is, the new Collect Coffee Bar in Fresno is near Fresno State so it’s easily accessible to me. It just opened last week and I had to stop in.
The coffee culture in the Central Valley is really improving. After having a quick chat with one of the owners of Collect Coffee Bar, she mentioned that she wanted to bring the Seattle vibes to Fresno. Most people know that Seattle is like a coffee capital with a shop everywhere you turn; it’s where Starbucks began. Each place is unique and after doing some research, Collect did an awesome job at giving us a taste of that.
What really appealed to me was the effort made to keep a majority of the items on their menu organic. Some people don’t really care, but I thought it was cool especially because consumers are becoming more aware of what they are putting into their bodies. Another really great characteristic about this place is that they support local businesses. So, their pastries are delivered fresh each morning from local bakeries and they also serve tea blends from a local tea shop. My boyfriend and I ordered an iced matcha green tea latte and a lavender latte. They were even nice enough to make me another fancy latte to show off to you all! We really enjoyed them and could just taste the quality.
I’m a sucker for a good interior and this one was dreamy down to the succulents scattered around the shop. It’s definitely a place that students can go to study or a good date spot. The music isn’t overwhelmingly loud which is nice for me. It’s very subtle and during conversation I forgot it was even playing. I can’t even express how beautiful the decor is but can only encourage you to go in and check it out for yourself! The nice employees were a plus, too, and will be seeing me again soon. Go get lost in good conversation. Before you know it, you’ll have spent two hours chatting away.
If you get the chance to stop by, leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts 🙂