The Curb is an espresso-on-wheels truck that opened in August 2011. Headed by Sumner (Sumo) Ohye, his signature items include iced coffees (cold-brewed for 12 hours), various flavored iced teas, Italian sodas, and the "Oxymoron Chocolate," a frozen version of hot chocolate featuring four different chocolates (two of them being the famous Ghirardelli chocolate).
I saw The Curb at November's Eat the Street, but decided a coffee item was just not in the cards that night. But I vowed to return the next chance I got -- two days later.
|Right by the UH-Manoa campus|
|Sumner whipping up a drink for a customer!|
In the foreground...his various flavored syrups!
|Menu (December 2011)|
A few days later, I returned and ordered two more menu items. I saw a sign and some photos on the truck this time, making them a bit easier to spot. First up, a small Iced "Chai-ya-Latte" ($4): a lovely blend of green tea, black tea, Rooibos chai tea, milk (I got nonfat), cayenne pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, ginger, and ground cloves.
|Small Iced "Chai-ya-Latte"|
I also got an iced coffee for my father: a small coconut iced coffee with cream ($3). Four pumps of coconut syrup went into iced coffee (which had been cold-brewed for 12 hours).
|Small Coconut-Flavored Iced Coffee w/Cream|
Regarding popular combinations, chocolate mint iced coffee has proven to be the popular, along with peach or raspberry-flavored iced teaOh, and don't forget about those Acai bowls!
Thanks, Sumner. I'm now even more addicted to caffeine. I'm back in Oregon now, and I already miss this truck. Keep up the great work! 8/10