Smartworld Coffee (Daphne Mariano)
Smartworld Coffee

Daphne Mariano

Tis’ the Season for Peppermint Mochas

March 8, 2023

As the weather outside gets colder, it is time for a nice, warm peppermint mocha. If you are sick of Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts and are looking for a nice environment to get some work done, or just hang out with some friends, I know the places for you. I went to two of the best places in Morristown to test where you could get the best seasonal coffee and enjoy the setting. 

Green Point Espresso Bar is located on Speedwell Ave near the Morristown Green. While their peppermint mocha was strong and minty, it was a bit refreshing too. The coffee itself was good but flavorful, and it had more of the mint flavor than the chocolate mocha flavor. The environment is very modern, while still being warm and friendly. The decorations are very aesthetically pleasing including a modern chandelier and unique paintings on the walls. I was welcomed with a warm smile. The baristas offered free samples of their homemade almond milk before making my order. 

The place itself may be a little distracting if you are trying to get work done because it is also a smoothie place, meaning there were blenders going on in the background. That being said, they also serve a variety of juices, smoothies, and acai bowls, so if you are looking for more than just a peppermint mocha, you should check out this place. 

The second place I visited was Smartworld Coffee on South Street. I had previously gone to try their fall drinks, and was a bit disappointed. However, they absolutely redeemed themselves during this visit. Their peppermint mocha had the right amount of peppermint – not so overpowering that you don’t get the taste of the chocolate mocha flavor. The atmosphere was not as aesthetically pleasing as Green Point’s, but if you are the type of person who enjoys getting work done in a cafe, they have a quiet seating area which makes it easy for one to focus. 

Both Green Point and Smartworld have their pros and cons, but overall I would recommend both, just for different reasons. If you are looking for a more flavorful minty mocha, then I would suggest checking out Green Point Espresso Bar. If you want a more conservative and subtle peppermint mocha with a more studious atmosphere, I would head to Smartworld Coffee. Regardless, drinking a peppermint mocha is almost like drinking the holiday spirit – I would recommend you try one next time you are at a coffee shop before this seasonal drink is put away until next year.

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