You are about to take your coffee snobbery to another level. You'll be ordering off the secret menu at one of the Twin Cities' most distinguished coffee shops. Kopplin's, the Merriam Park coffee institution, has made its name with an amazing selection of beans and army of well-trained baristas. Wh ... More >>
Remember about 25 years ago when it was coffee, not beer, that was all the beverage rage? No? Well even if you aren't long in the tooth enough to recall the days when a single plantation bean pulled espresso wasn't synonymous with a cup of coffee, you can believe us that there was such a day. Se ... More >>
We, like the rest of the known universe, take our morning macchiato very, very seriously. Come between it and us before 10 a.m., and you just might find yourself on the wrong end of a smackdown. So, lucky for us, and for you, the coffee industry is churning out pros who take coffee even more serio ... More >>
It's Monday morning: you wake up, brush your teeth, and brew some java made specially with grass-fed butter -- wait, what? If you haven't heard, a trend is plaguing sweeping the hotshot companies of Silicon Valley, CA, and it involves putting butter in your espresso. The newest addition to the West ... More >>
Whether it's tacos, beer, or some other comestible best enjoyed to excess, 'tis the season of crawling. On June 14, people of the Twin Cities will be able to experience their morning cup of Joe and then some as Minneapolis hosts its second annual Caffeine Crawl. See also: The 10 best breakfasts ... More >>
The St. Louis Park bakery boasts more than just baguettes and croissants
Looking to get an early jump on your weekend buzz? Calhoun Square's 24th annual Coffee Festival is going on this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and will feature samples from 35 coffee vendors, a barista competition, and even a couple of coffee-infused beers for those who need a little downer ... More >>
A robbery took place on Sunday night at The Coffee Grounds, an independently owned coffee shop in the Como Park neighborhood of St. Paul. Owner David Lawrence reported the break-in via the shop's Facebook page and is asking anyone with information about the incident to come forward or to contact the ... More >>
Indeed Burr Grinder Coffee Ale Grumpy's Bar and Grill $5 It's hump day, the vintage "Country Club Malt Liquor" sconces are illuminated over the kitsch crimson damask wall paper, and it's down to the wire in the audio round of your weekly trivia battle at the original Grumpy's in Northeast: quick, w ... More >>
Peace Coffee Fireside Chat $2.50 Longer-lit days, rivers of freshly melted snow, and critters popping out of their hidey-holes seem to herald spring, but winter is a fickle mistress, with time aplenty for blazes and bearskin-rug canoodling, cupping something warm and fragrant between your hands. In ... More >>
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 >>
If the delicious cafe lattes, beautiful coffee art, an assortment of bicycle magazines and presence of hipsters isn't enough to draw you to the Angry Catfish, perhaps this will: the bike shop and coffee bar will be giving away 200 free doughnuts from nearby Baker's Wife starting at 8:00 a,m, on Satu ... More >>
Cafe has small but thoughtful menu
Lisa NguyenThe perfect spot to start the day3 Tiers Bakery has been in the Nokomis neighborhood since 2009 and recently expanded from cakes, cookies, and treats to breakfast and lunch offerings. The atmosphere is warm and casual, with locals chatting over coffee and scones at the bakery count ... More >>
Origins Coffee and TeaFind this cart on Nicollet Mall between 4th and 5th. Until now, downtown Minneapolis coffee aficionados have had to make do with mass-market Starbucks, Dunn Bros., and Caribou, as the Twin Cities' premium, niche coffee shops--Bull Run, Kopplin's, Angry Catfish, etc.--are ... More >>
Baby, Blue Ox brews a fine cup o' joeThe revitalization of the stretch of Chicago and 38th Avenue just got a jolt with the opening of craft coffee brewer Blue Ox Coffee Company. It's owned and run by the vivacious Melanie Logan, who seems to greet each customer as an old friend. Inside her shop, ... More >>
What's in a name?Iced Nutz$5Bull Run Coffee3446 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis612.545.5972Sure Bull Run does a swell pour-over with beans that are classier than you, but what about those days when you wake with a need for a combo of java and sweet to propel you through the morning? Can they deliver ... More >>
www.wikipedia.comA latte alternative: the flat white.Attn: espresso drinkers. Curious to hear what you think of the latte's Down Under alternative, the flat white. The flat white originated in Australia and New Zealand (and became popular in London) as a sort of hybrid between a latte and a ... More >>
Snow falling in front of Nina's: A shot of coffee will cut the chill Double C$2.15 (for one shot of espresso)Nina's Coffee Café165 N. Western Ave., St. Paul651.292.9816Striding down Selby through the snow leads one to contemplating a warming beverage even in the middle of the day. Of course, tha ... More >>
Ronald Moore and Carlos HarrisCarlos Maurice Harris and Ronald Harold Moore are in even deeper trouble with the law. Both had violent criminal histories the day they allegedly pistol whipped a barista and robbed an Uptown Dunn Bros coffeehouse two months ago. Their felonious pasts, on top ... More >>
The writing's on the wall.Yesterday morning, the much awaited Dogwood Coffee Co. began serving single brew coffee, cappuccino, espresso and other java drinks as well as some Rustica treats at the new Calhoun Square across from Kitchen Window. Sporting an open layout, church pew seating and a wood ... More >>
Ronald Moore, left, and Carlos HarrisRonald Harold Moore and Carlos Maurice Harris were formally charged today in Wednesday's pistol whipping and robbery at an Uptown Dunn Bros coffeehouse. Moore, 47, and Harris, 38, each face one felony count of first degree aggravated robbery and two count ... More >>
Photo: asurrocaAn extra shot of espresso with your pistol whipping?Two baristas were minding their own business at the Uptown Dunn Brothers last night, about ten minutes before 10 p.m. close, when two men stormed into the coffee shop with guns. It was a hold-up. The men forced the women to give ... More >>
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