Everybody already knows that coffee and donuts generally go well together. It’s a classic snack that is easily enjoyed by all. If it works, why change it, right? But the guys at Poison had something else in mind for this popular pairing. With a little more imagination, better ingredients and improved skill in preparation, they elevated the whole experience.
Posion offers a variety of donut flavors you could not possibly have heard of before, such as Garam Masala, Champorado and Hazelnut Blue Cheese. These highly-nunaced flavors make it more exciting to explore different coffees too, as specific tasting notes can come out more profoundly and better enjoyed.
On our last visit we had a latte and an espresso shot together with a couple of donuts — a Salted Dark Chocolate and a Boston Cream, which seem to be the most “common” items on the menu. The milky sweetness of the latte complimented the saltiness and boldness of the chocolate in the Salted Dark Chocolate donut. The Bostom Creme which was rich and heavy — something you can already expect from the sight of it — was quite perfect paired with the strong and straightforward espresso. The coupling of these complex flavors rounded out pleasantly in the palate.
Though Posion’s donuts are generally luscious and can very much be enjoyed on their own, having them with specialty coffee simply allows for a more multi-layered snacking experience. Feel free to ask their baristas for recommended pairings or to suggest what goes best with the donut of your choice. They will be more than happy to help you. And then, get ready to be surprised!