Why are Relationships with Producers so Important?

December 29, 2019

Green coffee is separated and sold in origin based on quality. When a farmer delivers coffee to an exporter, a professional trained in coffee sensory analysis will score the coffee on its fragrance, acidity, sweetness, body, and defects, among other things. That score has a profound impact on the coffee’s future: whether it is separated […]


What Does Producer Specific Mean?

December 5, 2019

What does producer specific mean? Just what it sounds like! Producer specific means that all of the coffee seeds come from one specific producer (farmer) or one specific producer family which makes fluctuations in quality much easier to address. One of the producers we work with, Juan Rafael Montero, from Costa Rica has developed more […]


Canal Park Cafe

May 28, 2019

We are pleased to announce the opening of a new satellite location in the heart of Canal Park within The Ripple Bar inside Hoops Brewing Company. The grand opening is June 1st, from 10am-12pm. The cafe will be open seven slays a week (Sunday-Friday 6am-2pm; Saturday 6am-12pm). This location was chosen based on the synergy […]


Superior Street Construction

May 23, 2019

Now through September, we will be experiencing road construction in front of the cafe located at 105 E. Superior Street.  This construction is taking place in order to replace all of the underground infrastructure stretching from Lake Ave through 5th Ave E. While this does affect parking on Superior Street, there are still many parking […]


What is Direct Trade?

February 7, 2019

WHAT IS DIRECT TRADE? Direct: “Extending or moving from one place to another by the shortest way without changing direction or stopping.” Trade: “The action of buying and selling goods and services.”   In this case, Direct Trade can literally be defined as, ‘buying or selling goods/services from one place and moving them to another […]


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