Welcome to City Brewed. We’re all about celebrating the life that happens over coffee: morning rituals, fresh-brewed inspiration, and taking a peek inside cafes near and far.

What's your coffee story?

Life is better buzzed (on coffee).

photos by Daniel Gabrielson

"Oh, me? I'm not 80% water. I'm 80% coffee, and a little bit of sass." - Zoey Deschanel

If you've logged into any social networks today, you're probably aware that it is National Coffee Day (but isn't everyday national coffee day?). 

My day started off like most Mondays: incredibly lazy until fueled by a late-morning coffee. But I can't blame Mondays, this is how most of my mornings begin: slow and steady.

Today, in honor of one of my favorite days of the year (besides Halloween), I figured I'd tell you my coffee story--or how this little (huge) coffee obsession began. 

It was late in 2010, a year that I remember fondly because it was the year that I moved to New York. Fall was creeping in slowly, and the trees looked something like those in this post. The City was new to me, a perfect playground of unexplored places. 

I spent time writing in parks, exploring museums and wandering into perfectly decorated coffee shops. It was nothing like I was used to—the green Starbucks awnings were secondary to the independent coffee shops trickling through downtown neighborhoods. 

Then one day, when the snow had really fallen and inspiration was limited, I decided to perch inside one of the neighborhood cafés, designing what would soon become City Brewed. 

City Brewed began as a diary of all my favorite things: clothes, coffee and New York. A few years later, I've found myself seeking out the most welcoming coffee shops the city has to offer, and talking to some of the coolest coffee shop owners out there

When it comes down to it, coffee isn't just a morning booster, it's a platform for conversation, ideas and passions. 

Whats your coffee story?

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Pants and shoes: H&M
Cardigan: Thrifted
Tank: Gap

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