Vegan Breve – Best fancy coffee drink in Asheville

January 22nd, 2011
Firestorm Cafe

Once a week or so, I go out for a fancy coffee drink. For a while, it was a soy latte, or almond milk latte if it was available.*

During a visit to Firestorm Cafe in Asheville, I ordered a latte and the girl taking my order suggested I try a “vegan breve”. She explained that a regular breve is made with half-and-half. The VEGAN breve at Firestorm is made with almond milk and coconut creme. Of course I agreed to try that instead and it was the most delicious coffee drink ever, by far.

I like the breve so much that I started drinking them 3 or 4 times a week. I’ve had to consciously limit myself to only one per week. “Breve Friday” I call it.

As far as I know, Firestorm is the only place in town that serves vegan breves. You have 2 options. Their “Coconut Creme Breve” is listed on their menu. It’s what I described above but also has syrups in it for flavor. I hate syrups in my food, so I specifically ask for a vegan breve without the syrups. Or I should say, I used to ask for that. Now I just tell them “I’ll have the usual.”

* Note: Those who have known me for a long time, know that I used to really eschew coffee in all forms, so this may seem like an odd statement.  What can I say – life takes weird turns sometimes.

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4 Responses to “Vegan Breve – Best fancy coffee drink in Asheville”

  1. Aunt Kathie Says:

    Sounds good. I remember when I went to Arizona after years of not drinking coffee, I got hooked on the Starbuck’s Mocha Frappachino. I would get one for me and one for Cindy (post baby) every grocery trip. I would still be hooked if there was a Starbucks in Hancock and I knew someone who would bring one to me.

  2. Meg from Firestorm Says:

    Yay! Thanks for the shout out. I make these for myself all the time- so delicious!

  3. cheryl Says:

    Oh my word I have to try this….I also was hooked on breves at SB years ago. I wonder how this will work on black tea? So it’s just equal parts almond milk and coconut cream?

  4. vegangirl Says:

    Any time, Meg. I love FireStorm!

    I don’t know for sure the ratio, but half almond / half coconut cream would be my guess.

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