Andrew Kopplin

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    The Lynn on Bryant: A first look

    The front door to the Lynn opens onto a little counter area stacked with stunning pastries and the cash register. The walls and dining area are tastefully Scandinavian in design, with reclaimed wood, baskets in cream and light blue, and glistening white spaces. We stopped in soon after the Lynn open ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Kopplin's teams up with the Lynn on Bryant

    See Also:The Lynn on Bryant: Coming soon to LynnhurstKopplin's makes The Atlantic's list of nation's coolest coffeehousesLast week we announced that a new restaurant, the Lynn on Bryant, will be opening in October on the corner of 50th and Bryant. The owners plan to serve a casual lunch and elegant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    Top 10 coffeehouses in the Twin Cities

    ​The second wave of coffee awareness has seized the Cities.  Where once we happily sipped diner swill for $1.50, when we were introduced to Starbucks the coffee snob revolution began. Now we have single-cup brewing of fair trade beans and elegant surroundings in which to savor them.  We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Kopplins reopens in new location

    New location brings ice cream, cupcakes, and coffee together on one street​St. Paul's premier gourmet coffee house has moved. After six years at its Hamline location, it has packed up the carafes and set up shop along Marshall Avenue in Merriam Park on what's fast becoming a super-sweet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Kopplin's Coffee asks for help with upcoming move

    How much is Kopplin's gourmet coffee worth to you? Wait till you see what a $15,000 donation gets you​As anyone who's been offered free pizza and beer in exchange for a little moving muscle knows, bribery helps.  So as Kopplin's coffee shop begins to build out its new space at 2038 Marshall A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    Kopplin's Coffee moving to Merriam Park

    A.J. OlmscheidKopplin moves its coffee--and hot chocolate--across town. ​Andrew Kopplin, proprietor of Kopplin's, announced news that's been long in the making: He's moving his Highland Park coffee shop across town to Merriam Park. The new spot, on the intersection of Cleveland and Marshall, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Bull Run's latte art throwdown crowns a winner

    The site of some fierce competition​The huddle of plaid smokers in front of Bull Run Coffee at 10:00 p.m. was the first clue that something unusual was going on Thursday at the coffeehouse on Lyndale Avenue. As the Hot Dish crossed the threshold, a serious coffee crowd was enjoying the sounds of S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    Coffee Festival announces best coffee, tea, and treat winners

    Part of the Coffee Festival 2010 crowd​Coffee Festival 2010 was held on November 20 at Calhoun Square and had a record turnout. The crowds scuttled through the first and second floors of the building, tasting and judging coffee, tea, and treats as well as checking out cutting-edge home brewing equ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Ben Weaver kicks off BLB residency tonight

    Photo by Jonathan Levitt​Twin Cities-based singer-songwriter Ben Weaver is a man of many talents: Not only is he a nationally esteemed musician and award-winning poet, but he's also a passionate and forward-thinking culinary professional, working for Minneapolis restaurant the Craftsman. Starting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Bull Run vs. Kopplin's in a battle for the best cup of coffee

    Bull Run's cup of love​The Twin Cities is a coffee shop mecca with literally hundreds of places to grab a mugful. Nonetheless, local connoisseurs know there are only two real contenders in the battle of the bean: Bull Run Coffee Bar in Minneapolis and Kopplin's in St. Paul. As summer wanes, it's t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    Worst Cups of Coffee - St. Paul edition

    Heavy Table unloads on the St. Paul coffee scene.

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009

    "Twin Cities Insider" talks snow cones

    Have you heard of a piragua?

  • Restaurants

    March 12, 2008

    Ramsey is a coffee hot spot

    Some of the world's best java comes through the Minnesota town