Just past the shadows of downtown Des Moines’ bustling Court Avenue is a discrete yet equally crowded restaurant called El Bait Shop. The sound of the train horns blowing and the sight of construction all around indicate that the hidden gem is close by. “You gotta want to be here to find it,” manager Tim Wilcoxson says. The walls are as full as the leather cushioned diner-style seats often are.
Whether it’s in the way they dress, the way they kiss or the way they brew coffee, the French just have a way of doing things that is both effortless and glamorous. If you’re tired of K-cup coffee and you’re ready for coffee that is a bit more pretentious and lot more tasty, this way to brew is prefect for you. All you need: · Hot water · Coarsely ground