Wakin' up with love
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ABOVE: Olmos Perk barista Iris DeAndrade serves a hot drink with a smile on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012.
Surprising your Valentine first thing in the morning with a bouquet of flowers is nice. But first thing in the morning, my wife doesn't appreciate anything until after she gets a cup of coffee.
I went to Olmos Perk Coffee Bar and found the perfect solution: a heart-filled latte. Iris DeAndrade is a barista with some major skill, and she's up to a challenge. Just ask for a little love in your drink and she'll try her best. She nailed it with my raspberry mocha.
"It takes a little more effort than just buying a box of chocolates," she said, explaining why a hot drink is the perfect Valentine's Day treat. "There's a whole socialization aspect to it. And they get to watch it being made. It's a special little treat."