Nothing makes the mornings more bearable like a good dose of caffeine. You can either make yourself an excellent brew, or head over to your favorite coffee spot for your go-to drink – extra sprinkles and whipped cream, cuz we’re adults like that. But if you’re in the market for a cup of coffee to end all and be all, and/or call yourself a true coffee-connoisseur, make your way to SoMu – that’s South Mubarakiya if you are not yet in the know. Founded by brothers Ali and Mohammad AlHasan, Caffeine is their way of paying homage to their favorite Frisco (San Fransisco) coffee hub, Blue Bottle Coffee.
It’s hard to miss this latest sensational coffee hub due to its color alone – Royal Blue. As you walk into the SoMu area, you’ll notice a seating area right behind one of the pavilions facing a gorgeous blue façade with gold nails spelling out the word CAFFEINE above. When you walk in you’ll notice that it’s cozy and coffee-inspired all the way through with their traditional Arabic coffee pots, the Dalah, hanging from the ceiling as light fixtures. Images grace the walls on the left and right referencing the East and the West united under coffee. Bringing speciality coffee to Kuwait – Caffeine is a must-try place. If not only for their coffee, but also for their delicious fresh baked goods.
Using fresh ground coffee from a coffee roster in Dubai, Caffeine are making it a point to not use syrups and artificial flavorings. With the highest of high quality ingredients, the only thing going into your coffee is fresh fruits and natural flavors. Yum! There are so many coffee options to choose from, and they’re all ready to be consumed within minutes. If you’re not a coffee fan – how that’s possible is beyond me – you’ll definitely enjoy their Coconut Smoothie. Made with fresh coconuts, milk, and coffee – the Coconut Smoothie is the perfect kick of caffeine minus an imposing coffee flavor. Check bellow for an image of this gorgeous concoction and our favorite coffees – we had a total of six each!
Made with fresh mint leaves and cane sugar, their unique Coffee Mojito is a must-try! Ice-cold and refreshing, the freshness of the mint beautifully complements the coffee.
Fancy a cold brew sans the ice? Go for the Oji Coffee – made using a Japanese machine that creates the perfect cup of cold brew. Not satisfied by just a cup, you can also buy this treat by the bottle!
Because, as Ali put it, “sweetness is a sign of speciality,” their espressos, syphons, and drips are delicious with no additives at all.
A Spiced Latte makes everything better. Especially when it invokes memories of childhood and warmth.
Not in the mood for a straight up coffee but need a caffeine kick with dessert? The Affogato is just the thing you need! A delicious ice cream (which the flavor of is something they refuse to disclose by the way) topped with the perfect shot of espresso – DELICIOUS!
Caffeine can be found next to the THOUQ Concept Shop in South Mubarakiya. They’re serving the perfect brew on weekdays from 8am – 12 noon then from 5pm -10pm and on weekends, from 6pm – 11pm. Follow them on Instagram @caffeinekuwait or call them on 5566 0242 to order a bottle of coffee goodness or a whole brownie!