Heavenly Biscotti and Drinks at Mocha Joe’s – Delta, Colorado

by Curt Donohue on April 21, 2009

When I was a kid my mom always treated me to ice cream after a hard day of work or play.  I still treat myself to ice cream once in awhile, however more often I treat myself to coffee, and I’m not the only one.  There are so many coffee shops that have sprouted in Montrose.  Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe we have three Starbucks, the little Hastings Coffee Shop, The Looney Bean, Jovis Coffee, The Coffee Caboose and Backstreet Bagel, and of course The Coffee Trader.  Am I missing any?  That makes a total of 9 coffee shops in Montrose.   Well, Curt and I have enjoyed coffee at many of these fine establishments, and everyone has strong opinions about what they like and don’t like (our favorite happens to be the Mexican Mocha at The Coffee Trader).  However, last week when we were driving to Denver, we found ourselves in Delta with no coffee in our hands.  So, we decided to give Mocha Joes a try.  Just so you know, I don’t like the taste of most espresso drinks and I’ve probably had just as many espresso drinks that I didn’t like as I’ve had that I do like. Thus, I was preparing myself to be disappointed when I went there but I thought it would be fun to at least give it a try.

Mocha Joes is a small little coffee shop located at 352 Main Street in Delta, CO.  It’s cozy atmosphere was very inviting, and we immediately set out to order the most decadent, worst-for-us-drink we could find, which happened to be the Turtle Mocha, a mocha made with caramel and hazelnut.  Well, we were waiting around and checking things out, and then I saw the biscotti – the most heavenly looking biscotti I’ve ever seen!  Not wrapped in plastic, these biscotti looked homemade and each one lovingly placed in a case made just for them on the Mocha Joes counter, and so many different varieties to choose from.  Curt ordered a Ginger Biscotti with lemon icing and I ordered the English Toffee Biscotti.  These could quite possibly be the best biscotti we’ve ever had, and your taste buds deserve a chance to decide for themselves.  Amazingly, they tasted as good as they looked!  They were a bit overly sweet with our Turtle drinks, but would be perfect with a good unsweetened coffee or espresso drink.  Trust me, it’s worth the 20 minute trip from Montrose to try them out.  By the way, the Turtle Mocha was heavenly as well.

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