I admit, I should have made this review sooner, but with the Stop Smoking Campaign, school right around the corner and work, I do find it hard to write at least once a week. Crema & Company is a little French inspired coffee and more shop. What do I mean by more? Well, not only do they have an espresso bar, they also have ice creams, pastries, chocolates, and breads… and did I mention that everything is house made? Also, Drinks are $6.00 and under!
Is this too good to be true? Actually, no. When I went in for the first time, I had the pleasure to meet the interior designer, and owner. As well as a few of the baristas. One of the main things that each of them pointed out is that, most times, classy isn’t affordable these days and in a town that thrives on local business, that should be something that is affordable. In the first month of business, I have seen Crema & Company thrive with lines near the door. Unlike your Starbucks Barista, the employees at Crema & Company take the time with each customer to make sure their drink is perfect.
One of my favorite things in the morning, is coming in and letting the Barista decide what I should drink. Typically, I say something like, “I’m in the mood for something cold” and they make my drink. Note: I’ve never been disappointed with their creative creations. Just yesterday, I woke up and I knew that I needed an Autumn inspired drink. Now, I know most places don’t carry anything Autumn inspired until mid-August, but I had a craving. I called around to some coffee shops near me (I live at least 30 minutes away from Covington), and none of the coffee shops had what I needed, so I called Crema & Company. They had exactly what I needed, so my friends and I drove, out of our way, just to get that Autumn fix. Once again, I walked in, looked at the baristas and said, “I need something that tastes like Fall, I know it needs to have caramel in it, but other than that, it needs to be as Fall as possible.” Within five minutes, the baristas had made the best drink that I have ever tasted… IN MY LIFE.
Overall, I love Crema & Company so much because I believe they genuinely care about each customer, and their taste-buds. To all of you Starbucks lovers, close your ears for this – If I go into most coffee shops and say, “I know I need caffeine, but I need like a relaxing flavor, in iced form.” No barista, is going to make me a lavender iced coffee, with a bit of mocha chocolate in it. Had I walked into a place like Starbucks and said, “I NEED FALL FLAVOR EXPLOSION IN MY MOUTH” (yes imagine me frantically screaming, waving my hands in the air), they aren’t going to make the beautiful bliss of flavor that I had yesterday. Instead I would have been told that they don’t get fall flavors (Pumpkin Spice Latte) until October.
To anybody who loves to support local business, I highly recommend stopping by Crema & Company. I have been going, since they have opened at least once a week and I don’t plan on stopping any time soon. In this day in age it’s hard to get a $6.00 Frappe and great customer service. If you aren’t a Frappe person, don’t worry, visit their website (link HERE), because they have everything from Espresso to Americano. Aren’t a coffee person? Did I mention they have ice creams, chocolates, macaroons, smoothies, breads, cakes, and even cupcakes… yes, again, all made in house. If you still aren’t interested, go in for the amazing interior design and friendly smiles.