Sit back and sip your favorite coffee creation in sleek style, at IW Coffee

By Denise Ortuno

Personally, I’m a sucker for anywhere tangling pretty shiny chandeliers from the ceiling, especially when it’s unexpected, like in a coffee spot. Such is the case with IW Coffee, which now has two locations, the original in the Indian Wells Village, and another in Palm Desert, in the Desert Springs Marketplace.

Both locations have a style of their own, but like family, you just know that they are related. The noticeable aesthetic tie is their modernistic stylish flare, and use of fabulous lighting fixtures. The Indian Wells location, boasts some luscious dark tones, while the Palm Desert shop is brighter, with a gorgeous view of the mountains, thanks to undeveloped adjacent land. But however pleasing the outward appearance is at IW Coffee, it is in fact the coffee which is the star.

Like any place focusing on serving coffee drinks, it is the brand that makes the difference, and at IW Coffee, their deliciousness in a cup is directly related to using Joshua Tree Fresh Organic Hand Roasted Coffee. Try a traditional Cappuccino, or Espresso, or a variety of Lattes such as a Hazelnut Latte, Coconut Flavored Latte, Toasted Marshmallow Latte, or my favorite, a Mocha Latte. IW Coffee also features blended coffee specialties, as well as the awesome cold Nitro coffee!

Want a munchie to go with your coffee? If you’re at IW Coffee for breakfast, perhaps an Egg Breakfast Bagel, or a Gluten Free Pesto Bowl (brown rice, spinach, tomato, chicken, goat cheese and pesto), Steele Cut Oatmeal with strawberries and bananas, or Nutella Breakfast Toast (sliced strawberries, bananas and chai seeds) might help you start your day off right. If your there for lunch, enjoy one of their sandwiches, such as the Chipotle Chicken Avocado (chicken, sliced avocado, tomato, pepper jack cheese, mixed greens and chipotle chili aioli).

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On my recent visit, I was in the mood for something chocolaty to enhance my Mocha Latte, and went for their Gluten Free Belgian Chocolate Cookie. Oh my goodness, this cookie was so good! You’d never even have a clue that it was gluten free. All of the pastries are made in house, and rotate regularly. Other baked goods include, Gluten Free Banana Nut Muffins, Coconut Chew Cookie, and Maui Wowie Muffin (pineapple, coconut, walnuts and cinnamon apple) among others.

For a morning cup, or an afternoon respite from the world around you, IW Coffee will let you sip in style.

IW Coffee is located at 74-995 Hwy 111, Indian Wells, 92210, and 74-855 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert, 92260