Whenever a coffee shop has a ‘house drink’ or a ‘drink of the month’ I just have to try it. So when I saw “The John Wayne” on the chalkboard at Village Coffee this morning I asked about it. They said it was two shots of espresso, vanilla, and cream.

Why not? Simply stated, the vanilla was a little bit strong, and there was a lot of it (you can see it at the bottom of the cup). The layers are: Vanilla on the bottom, cream in the middle, and espresso on the top. However, for a sweet drink with a punch, it was really good!

Village Coffee Roastery
8120 N. Hayden Rd.
Suite E104
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Phone: (480) 905-0881
Twitter: @VillageCoffee

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8 comments

  1. Reno

    As the guy who invented, or at least this version I hope everyone goes down there and tries it. It’s the John Wayne. John Wayne is awesome and I made a drink to match the man.

  2. Looks very interesting. Does the vanilla come from a ground bean (or pod), or is it crushed?.

  3. We do something similar but call it a “Shooter”. Layered and drank in one sip. It became kind of a bonding experience among a few of our regulars. 🙂

  4. I remember learning a similar recipe from Gianni while working at OSP. We called it the 5 dollar shot.

  5. I make a drink just like that but with a shot of 20 year old rum. I call it a sin, or ron con ron.

  6. Gianni

    5 dollar shot

  7. Chaan

    Looks good but one espresso?

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