The Bowl of Soul, Mestizo Coffeehouse's flagship hot beverage, is for cultured connoisseurs of hot chocolate and the culinarily curious. With notes simultaneously spicy and sweet, this Mexican mocha has that south of the border "calor de hogar" that just warms you right up.
The Bowl of Soul is made by frothing whole milk with 2 heaping tbsp of shaved Abuelita chocolate and 1 tsp cayenne pepper; that's poured over 2 shots of Fair Trade certified espresso and topped with a fanciful design. Try to make it at home, but there's just something special about Mestizo's version.
Mestizo Coffeehouse (641 W. North Temple, 801-596-0500) opened in 2008 and continues to operate with the mission of "Brewing up a Better Community One Cup at a Time." The coffee shop shares space with its sister organization, Mestizo Institute of Culture & Arts. MICA offers a non-profit arts and cultural mentorship program for youth and oversees the Mestizo Arts & Activism Program (MAA), in partnership with the University Neighborhood Partners, where 20 high school students develop action research projects based on their personal and community interests.
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