We are coming at you with yet another, Coffee Crawls! We honestly love doing these… we have several more coffee shops up our sleeves that we can’t wait to share with you!

T H E  P R E S S  E S P R E S S O

The Press is a must if you are in the Temecula area! So cute, quaint, and the coffee is one of the best in the valley hands down! They are based in Old Town Temecula, and use teas from Old Town Spice & Tea Merchants, who carry specialty teas and spices from all over the world! Um yes, because their chai latte is one of the best that I’ve ever had…and I’ve had my fare share! Joy here, I’m sure you could have guessed that by the chai comment 😉



Lets be real, we don’t like to go to a coffee shop if its not aesthetically pleasing… obviously unless the coffee is even better, which we do have some favorites that are more of a homey feel, over cute haha but for you girls, we bring you the cute stuff!

So with that, yes, The Press is definitely up to par! They have an awesome atmosphere filled with such unique decor and pieces!

They are a little on the smaller side, but we don’t mind it being a little more on the quiet side sometimes!


Like I said, it is on the smaller side but they have slightly expanded recently by adding a few more tables!

The atmosphere is perfect for working, reading, studying… as long as you get a table! Or sit at the super rad bar top!


Hands down a 10 out of 10!

They are specialize in craft espresso, coffee, and tea! All their syrups/sauces are hand made . . . yes, hand made. So delicious and pure. Nothing is overly sweet! If you are looking for true coffee, this is the place.

Now, we’ve both tried several drinks there and loved all of them! So to narrow it down to one each is more difficult but we will give you our top three drinks to try!

T O P  3  M U S T  T R Y  D R I N K S :

 -Chai Tea Latte with Coconut Milk ( our milk of choice )

-Almond Milk Latte

– Honey Lavender Latte with Almond Milk

& the Lemon Poppyseed Vegan Donut is a slight must too 😉


Now, I only give a 6 out of 10 because they don’t offer “food” other than pastries. Butttt let us tell you, their pastries are A M A Z E. They also sell Compartes Chocolate . . . amen to that.

They have macaroons, bagels, croissants, vegan donuts, and more! Perfect pairings with your coffee or tea!



And by the photo above . . . yes, it is definitely instagram worthy! Check out theirs and it will take you want to go even more @thepressespresso !


Now thats our thoughts on The Press Espresso, and if you get a chance to go visit, do yourself a favor and go enjoy an latte for us 😉


J O Y  &  J U S T I

Next up on coffee crawls . . . K I T   C O F F E E

We visited this adorable coffee shop . . . and we will definitely be back! Here are our first impressions :

first — it was pretty roomy! Some coffee shops are walk-in only… we don’t like those too much ( unless the coffee is too good to resist, of course! haha ) but there was plenty of room! It was a little crowded when we got there + Justi’s shoes had tar all over the, so we were in a bit of a panic, but we settled down and enjoyed our coffee & editing!

The simplicity of KIT is unbeatable, so far! Their aesthetics were perfect and the openness of the place was so inviting!

Now for our checklist & thoughts on KIT!


We take this into consideration every time . . . so don’t judge 😉

But in all seriousness . . . the aesthetic of the place is on point. Everywhere from the cement flooring, to the high ceilings, the raw wood tones, greenery, hardware, and even to the little knick knacks that they sell, it all came together so perfectly.

They definitely passed with a 10/10! I mean, even look at the donuts and pastries under the glass cellars . . . they made me want them and I wasn’t even hungry! & catch the little bottles of immune boosters in the tin bowl . . . I don’t know why, but I found that so cute and thoughtful! haha


Like I said, they have quite a bit of seating! Tables, bar seating, low tables & stools, and outdoor seating ( which we love! ). But with all that, we still were left with bar seating until a table opened up! But to give them credit, it was a busy time of day and we will let it slide 😉


Now, I mainly only have to give this a lower score because we didn’t eat there! Buttttt, they do have food! They have a small menu including, breakfast burritos & some bomb-looking avocado toasts! It sounds so delicious as I type this . . . I am about to drive down there right now!

They also have, like I mentioned earlier, some amazing looking pastries! You can never go wrong with a good blueberry crumb muffin or a donut!



Vanilla Latte w/ Almond Milk.

Always my drink of choice! Super good, flavorful, sweet but yet not too much vanilla . . . I will say I’ve had better, but it wasn’t bad at all!


any guesses before I say it ? . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Yep, you were right 😉

Iced Chai Tea Latte w/ Almond Milk.

Delicious, as they always were! They had soy & almond milk, for their milk substitutes and I was very pleased with mine! Not to strong, but not to milky, you feel? I prefer coconut milk with my chai’s, but almond is a close runner up!


They carry a wide variety of Tatine candles . . . that doesn’t need much explaining besides, amazing.

For a girl, you really can’t go wrong with coffee and candles, like really, its heaven. haha

They smell amazing & look rad. That equals a 10/10 for us!


I give this a straight 10 because, we took tons of pictures and never got any crazy looks, rude comments, or awkward people *praise*.

Its white, has wood tones, fiddle leaf trees, and coffee . . . if that doesn’t equal out to a perfect insta post, then I don’t know what does.


Thanks for coming along with us to KIT! Now, go try it for yourself. You won’t regret it 😉


joy & justi


H O M E M A D E  P S L  Y O U  S A Y ?!

You’re welcome ahead of time for saving you some cash . . . cause if you are anything like us, you love some coffee shop goods *heart eyes*

We took this up to the trails and enjoyed it on the go and let me tell you… it was so perfect for on the go! You could even pre-mix the drinks at home (( but that isn’t as fun, you know? ))

All you need to do is pre-make the p u m p k i n  s p i c e mixture at home… annndd your coffee or espresso, ( we just french press coffee every morning so it is ready to go ) and mix them together and add the whip (( if preferred )) and you’re Pumpkin Spice Latte is  d o n e!


Above is the pre made pumpkin spice mixture ::

| 1 Cup of Milk — We used Almond milk, but you can use whatever you’d like! |

| 2 tbs. Pumpkin Puree |

| 1 tbs. Sugar |

| 1/4 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice |

| 1/4 Vanilla |

&& then, add it to your coffeeeeeeee 

They preferred 1/4 cup of coffee, but add according to your liking!

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E N J O Y our fall inspired recipe & keep an eye out for more to come . . .we are slightly obsessed!