For two years, I've been trying to get someone to trek over to La Mill Coffee in Silverlake with me to try the "Coffee and a Jelly Donut" - Strawberry essence layered with donut-infused milk and topped with espresso. For some reason, I didn't have any luck convincing my friends. Until this weekend.
Darling Janelle and Tremendous Tyler accompanied me on this journey of a lifetime. I was so overwhelmed by the beauty of La Mill that for a minute I was confused enough to consider ordering an iced coffee (it was a warm day). But luckily, those two convinced me to accomplish my dream. And a dream it was.
It arrived served on a tall lucite cylinder, a shotglass! I had my mind set on a big cozy mug full of espresso and donut. My American serving-size idealism was wrong. A tiny shotglass it was, with incredible layers of jelly, milk, espresso and crema. I wondered at the beauty of it before I took my first sip. What a mouthful! Extraordinary espresso and strawberry jelly! And definitely not too rich. I mean, I would not have wanted a giant mug of it, the serving size was perfect. It was the most perfect balance of strong espresso and sweet strawberry.
I am complete. Thank you, La Mill, thank you Janelle and Tyler, thank you.