Panama Red Coffee Co.
2115 1st St
Livermore, CA 94550
I don’t drink coffee, but I’m a sucker for a got cup of hot chocolate. We were downtown for who-knows-what-reason when we were looking for something to warm us up.
Sometimes you just need a nice hot cup of hot chocolate to warm you up on a cold evening.
Panama Red Coffee Co. has arguably the best location of any business in Livermore. It’s smack dab downtown on the corner of First Street and S K Street. This isn’t your average Starbucks type coffee joint. I’m trying to think of a good way to describe it, It’s definitely got a homegrown feel to the place but the best description I can give is that it’s like going to your old aunt Judith’s place for a cup of tea and to borrow her books… but old aunt Judith is 30 years old and cool with awesome tattoos on her neck and left arm.
Anyway, back to the hot coco. It’s just awesome. I had the medium Blanco White Hot Chocolate ($3.15). It was sweet, light, and I actually said “Wow, this is good!” out loud to my wife. She’s however, not a big fan of sweet drinks and opted for a medium Dark Hot Chocolate ($2.95). It was definitely not as sweet but was a flavorful rich chocolate and a much better fit for her palate.
What about you coffee lovers out there? I can only tell everyone that the hot chocolate is great at Panama Red. How does the coffee rate there? Are you a big fan? Share your thoughts in the comments below.