Living the life of a writer means being on the constant hunt for the perfect coffeeshop to call home for hours of typing, sipping, eating, and chatting with the cool person next to you. But there's also a few other must-have criteria that goes into picking the perfect place to call your coffeeshop home for your creative inspiration and caffeine fix.
Luckily for me I stumbled upon my local Dunkin' Donuts in Santa Monica, during the Dunkin' Donuts first-ever National Afternoon Latte and Macchiato Break, and it definitely meets all of the criteria for the perfect coffeeshop to call home, whether it's morning, noon, or night.
Check out my list below for why Dunkin' Donuts is my new coffeeshop home.
4 Reasons to visit Dunkin' Donuts during the National Afternoon Latte and Macchiato Break
Reason #1: Dunkin' Donuts has the best brew
Dunkin' Donuts brews all of their espresso-based beverages with high-quality, premium Arabica beans that are 100% Fair Trade Certified, for a smooth and consistent taste that is also socially-conscious.
Also, no matter what I'm craving, whether it's a latte, macchiato, cappuccino, or an espresso, Dunkin' Donuts has it on its menu and I can add to different flavors for a customized beverage.
Today, I was adventurous and opted for my first macchiato, which is a multi-tiered, handcrafted espresso beverage made with perfectly steamed milk topped with two shots of Dunkin' Donuts freshly-brewed, rich espresso, that can be served hot or iced, over my go-to peppermint mocha latte that I usually get, and I wasn't disappointed.
My yummy macchiato hit the spot with a smooth, rich flavor and gave me the exact boost I needed to finish working on my stories. Plus, the friendly barista helped me to pick out my beverage and offered to make me a new one if I didn't like it, but there was no need since I happily sipped on my macchiato and typed away.
Reason #2: A cozy ambiance makes all the difference
The brown and orange colored couches were super comfy and cozy and perfect for settling in for a day of writing and reading without getting uncomfortable or too scrunched up. Given that it's the holiday season, the Dunkin' Donuts was appropriately decorated with a holiday wreaths, trees, stocking-stuffers, bows, and other holiday-inspired décor.
There was also a TV playing CNN, nice music in the background, and digital menu that made it easy to see what food, beverages, and snacks were available and what sizes and flavors that they came in. Since my hours are never set in stone and sometimes I need to eat on-the-go, it's super convenient that Dunkin' Donuts offers delicious menu options that are available, any time, any where, and any day.
Reason #3: Wi-Fi is your best friend
Once I was all settled in, I popped open my lap-top, whipped out my notebook and pen, and got ready to work. The coveted “Free Wi-Fi” option appeared and I breathed a sigh of relief, because hands-down, the single most important factor for my perfect coffeeshop home, is having free Wi-Fi that is fast and convenient.
Reason #4: Satisfied my sweet tooth
I'm all about 'Treat Yo Self' during the holiday season and in order to satisfy my sweet tooth, I got to create a customized latte or macchiato in one of the seasonal flavors from Snickerdoodle Cookie, Sugar Cookie, and Peppermint Mocha, which I paired with my favorite bakery item, a glazed donut.
Sugar Cookie offers the traditional taste of frosted holiday sugar cookies
Snickerdoodle Cookie bring together the sweet taste of sugar and spice of cinnamon
Peppermint Mocha combines cool peppermint and rich chocolate flavors
If you're on the hunt for a perfect coffeeshop home or just a snack or cup of coffee or espresso, then check out Dunkin' Donuts during it first-ever National Afternoon Latte or Macchiato Break. Visit any participating Dunkin' Donuts nationwide any day from November 30th through December 27th, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm, to indugle in a hot or iced medium Latter or Macchiato for only $1.99.
*Although this is a sponsored post by Dunkin' Donuts, all opinions are my own.