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Lake Tahoe Drink of the Week: Artemis Lakefront Cafe’s Good Morning Coffee

Rob Galloway
Artemis Lakefront Cafe's Good Morning Coffee.
Rob Galloway / Tahoe Daily Tribune

One of the largest components of Tahoe’s nightlife is the mix of countless breweries, bars and restaurants that offer unique drinks difficult to find outside the basin.

In our Drink of the Week segment, we’ll showcase one type of beer, wine, cocktail — you name it — to try around the basin.

Talk about wake me up before you go-go – this week’s drink would be a zinger if it were your everyday morning cup of Joe. Its drinkability factor is one that you probably could drink every morning, but let’s not put the bean before the buck, shall we?

Speaking of bean, it all starts with locally sourced Blind Dog Coffee. It’s all about that base and its party friends: Jamison’s whiskey, butterscotch schnapps, caramel and a dreamy house-made cinnamon whipped cream – and for hits and giggles – a fun dusting of cinnamon and sprinkles.

The perfect three-way tete-a-tete between the coffee, whiskey and butterscotch schnapps is like Janet, Jack and Chrissy asking you to come and knock on their door. An invite I’d definitely recommend – unless it’s Mr. Furley – you don’t want him at this taste party.

The caramel adds just the right amount of a sweet note to the rest of the coffeehouse feels and adds an ever so slight crème brulee burst to the drink.

If you’re one that loves a good coffee with dessert, the house recommendation paring is with the chocolate galaktoboureko (Greek custard pie). I could tell you I know how to pronounce that – but I’d just be wranglin’ your rope. Just trust me, it’s delicious – and the perfect pairing on a cold Tahoe day.

Artemis Lakefront Café is located at 900 Ski Run Blvd. in South Lake Tahoe.

For more information, visit them online at or by calling them at 530-542-3332.

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