It took roughly 14 years of struggle in the rap game before 2 Chainz finally became a household name, but once he hit the big time, he never looked back, embracing only the finer things in life. With that in mind, it only makes sense that the rapper from Atlanta would eventually partner with GQ for a show called “Most Expensive Shit”, a web series which follows 2 Chainz as he samples some of the most decadent, over-the top items money can buy.
Throughout the rapper’s career, 2 Chainz has often established himself as a rap game gourmand. I mean, with lyrics like “I got bunions on bunions, yellow ring look like a funyon, or somethin’”, how could you not be a good authority?
One of my most memorable moments from “Most Expensive Shit”, is when the show took an odd and highly literal turn when 2 Chainz tested some incredibly pricey coffee made from cat poop. Kopi Luwak is made after nocturnal mammals called civets poop out partially digested coffee cherries and costs approximately $600 per pound. If you include the machine that was used to make the rappers cappuccino, you’re looking at a tab of roughly $9,400.
The takeaway from this episode is that coffee brewing is both a science and an art, and ACE Coffee Roasters is proving just how true that statement is.
Here are the four things you need to know about ACE Coffee Roasters:
- It is located at 10055-80 Ave and open Friday to Sunday from 8 am to 4 pm. The space is trendy and inviting, with quite a bit of seating, so you shouldn’t have a problem finding a table to sit and enjoy your coffee.
- With over 25 years of coffee experience, ACE takes a page out of the Italian roasting tradition and evidently does it justice, because the coffee is phenomenal. The fact that their beans are used at other coffee shops across the city is a testament to their roasting success. ACE’s signature Zotti #1 roast is a must try for those that want to take some beans home. The drink menu is your standard coffee shop menu – espressos, Americanos, cappuccinos etc. One unique menu item is the “French press for two”, ideal for sharing on an afternoon date. They also have a cooler stocked with non-caffeinated beverages.
- The doughnuts are worth the visit alone. I mean that from the bottom of my heart. There are cake and yeast doughnuts for you to choose from, along with several flavors (I recommend the chocolate glaze). They also have croissants and other baked goods. The baked goods come from their sister restaurant, Leva Café.
- They sell Caffe Tech espresso machines and other coffee related products, in case you’re in the market for a new French press or coffee grinder.