Caffiend: Fair Trade Cafe's Coconut Mocha Bianca

Fair Trade Cafe is full of flavor, and we're not talking about the handmade soaps they sell or the local artwork that adorns the walls. We're talking literal flavors -- Fair Trade Cafe stocks more than a dozen different kinds of syrup, and the baristas will happily make a java featuring any flavor. So if you're craving an almond blackberry cherry mocha or a kiwi and amaretto cappuccino, this is your place.

But our palates are not so exotic when it comes to coffee. We decided to try the Coconut Mocha Bianca advertised as a special at Fair Trade.

We weren't disappointed. This sweet, rich coffee is topped with a frothy white layer of foam, and bursts with chocolate and coconut flavor. But it goes down smooth, with no bitter or sticky-sweet aftertaste. The sugar rush is substantial, but so is the caffeine kick, and the two probably bolster each other. We definitely recommend Fair Trade Cafe's Coconut Mocha Biana for a sweet start to any day.

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Niki D'Andrea has covered subjects including drug culture, women's basketball, pirate radio stations, Scottsdale staycations, and fine wine. She has worked at both New Times and Phoenix Magazine, and is now a freelancer.
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