Finding good coffee in Doha can be pretty challenging. It. Is. Not. Dubai.
If I had a Riyal (Doha’s currency) for every time someone told me “Doha is not Dubai”, I would easily have ten thousand riyals extra in my bank. I can’t say millionaire because I don’t know a million people obviously 🙂
Doha has changed dramatically during the last 10 years; including the coffee chains.
As a coffee addict, I have found 5 places in Doha that make the best coffee! (Starbucks is NOT included).
They have the best iced coffee ever! How do I know? Well, I have this bad habit, I never finish my coffee. I keep drinking till I feel the kick then stop. However, with Tim’s (yeah that’s my nickname for it), I can go all the way to the bottom. Secret? Never with whipped cream and with an extra shot of espresso. Even their food is really good but that’s for another time.
I always like to test out different drinks at a coffee shop. But with CBTL, it was never the case. Black Forest & always Black Forest. What’s so special about it is the real coffee beans blended with real pieces of cherry. Fruity and strong. It never needs an extra shot. Well, sometimes.
This place personally holds a special place in my heart 🙂 & that’s not for sharing.
Mocha Percolate. Mocha Percolate. Mocha Percolate. I remember the first time I bought that with my cousin. Our simultaneous reaction was: WOW. sweet & strong! I always order mine with extra shot as well.
Their cold drinks can be very sweet which is perfect for those days when you’re craving sugar. I can really vouch for their Berry White Mocha with extra shot no cream. Really Really good.
Keep in mind that their sizes are big compared to other coffee shops.
As for their hot drinks, I like all of them. I always order the one with mint; also with an extra shot 🙂
It is not very popular in Doha; however, I am lucky that we have a branch at my work place.
All their drinks are really good. What makes this place extra special?
THEY CREATED A DRINK AFTER ME. I mean, how cool is that?
Here is the story:
I always like to have my coffee black early in the morning. & I always need a kick of sweetness with it. Black coffee and sugar tastes really awful to me. So, I created my own signature drink. Black coffee with a shot of chocolate syrup! I remember the first time I ordered that at work, all the baristas preparing coffee for other staff members stopped and looked at me & I just laughed and said, yes that will be me for the next few years!
The next day, one barista told me we really liked your combination and we’re naming it Black Magic. Black for the coffee, and magic for me 🙂 🙂 Ps. That is not the first time someone calls me magic!
Until next time!