LOCAL FEATURE: Cactus Coffee *Summer Edition*

If y’all know anything about me, you’ll know how much I LOVE coffee & teas. Naturally, I was super excited to hear that my favorite coffee stop & catering bestie in Wimberley took my old spot at Odie’s Food Court right down from my test kitchen!

Yes, my Salty German Trailer was in her spot – I couldn’t have asked for a better replacement – so I took the time to visit with Brooke, the fabulous owner of the Cactus Coffee Shop Trailer.

We teamed up to create some unique summer drinks that hopefully span the taste buds of her crowd! We’ve made refreshing, slushy, frozen, and even a dessert drink! But I get ahead of myself.

PS: She really did outdo me by a mile on the decor outside. She has a fantastic eye for design, color, & comfort to keep you comfy during your coffee dates.

Before we dive into all the delicious drinks we’ve experimented with today, I want to take some time to introduce Brooke. One of the main reasons I am featuring local businesses, farms, and vendors is because I believe in the power of local good & community love. Humanizing the places we patronize & share their passion for what they do and why. So why Brooke?

Not only is Brooke my catering bestie *yes, you can book me and her in a package and we deliver some amazing experiences!* but she is one of the most hard working single moms in this area. She juggles being a mom to 3 littles, a business owner & entrepreneur, her ill dad, and still takes the time to help & connect local business owners, supports other businesses, and has pushed through every obstacle in her way. Her fierce determination, love for color, and positive outlook on life & her love for her community is inspiring & uplifting. She’s pursuing her passion – bringing deliciously healthy drink options to Wimberley and some not so healthy but shhh, we don’t have to harp on the delicious calorie count of our favorite coffee drink.. it’s a treat after all πŸ˜‰

Why is this so important to me?

Because this is her life. Her income. Her way to support herself & her family so every single coffee, tea, or sparkler you buy directly supports local businesses and families like her.

How so? Well, her coffee is exclusively from Wimberley’s D’s Roastary (Darrell has a custom blend just for her!)

The Vanilla Syrup – Paste – and Sugar, Lemon & Lime Extracts are sourced from Wimberley’s own Maggie’s Micros, and the rest she sources as local as possible like honey!

If you shop with her you’ve already at MINIMUM supported 4 local families:

Introducing The Summer Quartet!

Starting Monday 4/8/2019 you can get a delicious taste of summer with these handcrafted, delicious, and unique drinks exclusively at Cactus Coffee! *If you tell her you read about them here or on my Facebook you’ll get 10% off!)

Not trying to brag or anything but you’d be silly if you pass up on these. I know, I know, you’re curious what they are.. let me feature them individually!

The Neapolitan Frappuccino!

What’s that you ask? DELICIOUS! Okay, okay.

White Chocolate Espresso Base
Strawberry & Cream Dollops Throughout
Topped With A Crown Of Creamy Fresh Whipped Cream
Chocolate Shavings
Local Fresh Strawberry

It’s cold, creamy, with the caffeine you want, the taste you need, and just sweet enough to make your day. Treat yourself. You deserve it.

Frozen Watermelon & Lemonade Slush

Not in the mood for something caffeinated or creamy but want something thick and cold that’s without the calories of a smoothie? No problem! The FWL Slush is what you want.

Blended ice & watermelon, sweetened with a touch of honey (or agave if you’d like it vegan!) topped with our house made Lemonade slush (yes, we use real lemon pulp from organic lemons!) mixed with some refreshing sparkling water & topped with a mint leaf.
It’s refreshingly cool – extra cool if you chew the mint while you drink it!

The Mojito Boba Sparkler

One of my favorites! I can’t even talk this up enough. When we tested this drink our first taste reaction was “Oh, that might need a touch more honey” but we took another sip and it’s perfect. It’s not sweet – it’s refreshing with a hint of sweet. I don’t even like boba but the pearls give it that layer of slightly sweet you’ll love! It’s the perfect summer drink!

This features Boba Pearls
Sparkling Water & Ice
Fresh Crushed Peppermint
Lemon & Lime Juice
And A Touch Of Honey

PS: You can always sweeten it if you like it sweeter but I promise the taste is fantastic the way it is πŸ˜‰

The Sweet German

Yes, I saved the best for last! A traditional German Summer Drink – it’s amazing. Whether you want it for dessert or as a treat it’ll both cool you down, caffeinate you, and satisfy your sweet tooth. So what is it?

A big ball of Vanilla Ice Cream
Filled up with Brooke’s amazing Cold Brew
Topped high with fresh Creamy Whipped Cream
Finished with Chocolate Shavings

You want this. You do. You can even have it kid friendly with icy hot chocolate πŸ˜‰ Try it. You won’t regret it. I promise. You’re welcome.

Brooke is located at Odie’s Place in Wimberley and open from 7.30am – 4pm Monday – Friday. The weekends are most often reserved for catering & events. She has an amazing coffee cart she brings to events and weddings. Our last wedding we catered together she served up the full shop menu to over 100 obviously happy guests!

Her menu features many of the standard and delicious coffee drinks – hot, over ice, and frappuccino! My favorite is the Breve!
She also has a variety of tea drinks, refreshing fruity drinks, and of course her famous boba teas! If you’re looking for a pop of healthy color in your life, Cactus Coffee is the spot to go.

Oh, and one last thing. If you’re environmentally conscious, vegetarian or vegan, you’ll love her. She makes it a point to stock healthy options for everyone (drink or snack wise) and believe it or not – she gives you a discount if you bring your OWN refillable cup! How awesome is that??

Published by deannaayres

I am the Chef & Owner behind The Salty German in Wimberley, TX and Fitzhugh Kitchen in Dripping Springs. I'm also an avid *food* blogger and want to highlight the importance of local foods, vendors, and farms while cooking and investing in your health, family, and community. When I am not working I am a dragon loving, coffee drinking, superhero, fitfanatic, healthy food advocate, with 3 kids, 4 dogs, 2 cats, a bearded dragon, and iguana, a husband, and a lot of goals for the future.

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