I love coffee. Coffee is the reason for me to get out of bed in the morning even if I slept for more than 8 hours, I still wake up and go through coffee withdrawals. I am not a morning person and this whole being an adult and waking up early for work is only made possible because the sun coming up means I can press the start button on my keurig and get coffee. In college I feel like I always had a cup of Starbucks in my hand, with me in the library, sitting on my desk while I listened and wrote notes for a lecture. Coffee was my oxygen as Lorelai Gilmore says, without it, I do not function! My college degree was possible because of coffee! My junior year of college a doctor discovered that my internal organs were shutting down because of my caffeine intake. She asked me to stop my caffeine intake because it was making my organs work harder than they should and I just laughed, it was finals the next week, coffee was necessary. My dream date is having coffee delivered to me while in bed, no coffee no talkey! My friends can agree, when I start a morning without coffee, I am one groggy person until I get my hands on a cup of joe!
I came back from my Nashville trip with a runny nose and an attractive cough. My bedside table looks like a pharmacy with NyQuil and DayQuil, tissues, fluids and a cup of tea that has gotten cold. My Saturday was supposed to be a full day of Netflix (currently obsessed with The Ranch) and staying in bed under the covers. But when my dad asked if I wanted to go get a free cup of coffee at a new coffee shop in Asbury Park, I immediately sat up in bed! Coffee??? Free??? Free coffee??? Okay, pants were on in a matter of seconds and my nose was cooperating for a free minutes for us to drive over to Asbury.
I was driving and was surprised to find it on the West side of the train tracks in Asbury. It was the side of town that still has a bad image, the crime still exists and people still look over their shoulder when they walk down the street. So I was suprised to find the new coffee shop, Booskerdoo, at the corner of Memorial Drive and Sunset Ave. This shopping center has been completely renovated, had new sidewalks, mulch and plants ready to bloom. Was I in Asbury Park? Was I in West Asbury Park?? I was so happy to walk inside of a business on this side of town.
Booskerdoo is SO cute! Wait…. cute is not the right word…. Booskerdoo brings that city coffee shop atmosphere to Asbury Park, but with that Asbury feel that everyone who works there loves what they do because it is a small business that loves good coffee. The coffee was delicious… it was clearly made with love! I appreciate their commitment to good coffee. Booskerdoo coffee is roasted locally, is organic and is always fresh.
Definitely stop by Booskerdoo and pick up a coffee (or cookie too!).