Connoisseur Culture, Roaster, Valentine Coffee

When you’re incoherently ambling around ready for that crucial first sip of the day, though taste and quality does matter, hard pressed coffee enthusiasts know that how you prep the brew rarely has consequence. Contrary to conventional habits, the crude, yet noble, preparation technique of hand drip has gained popularity in cupping communities in recentContinue reading “Connoisseur Culture, Roaster, Valentine Coffee”

Big and Stout, Stone Creek Coffee Factory Store

If you heard a rumor that there was a giant coffee cup being hoisted atop a building you can confirm that just by heading east down I-794. The giant rooftop cup, a beacon to all wayward coffee drinkers, signifies you can now sip Stone Creek Coffee slowly at their shining new Factory Store on 5thContinue reading “Big and Stout, Stone Creek Coffee Factory Store”

Roast Your Choice, Stone Creek and Alterra

For a small pond, Milwaukee has never shied away from rivalry. In the battle grounds of Milwaukee’s corner taverns and mid-block pubs, brew masters watched their glory pour from beer taps. More recently, Milwaukee’s other favorite brew has inspired a less overt battle to fill coffee house mugs with specialty blends caffeinated beverages. What moreContinue reading “Roast Your Choice, Stone Creek and Alterra”

Fair and Fun, Fair Trade Day 2011

Around town last Saturday, a well-knit community of small proprietors endeavored to share their passion for global economic justice. To commemorate Fair Trade Day, Milwaukee’s shops that uphold fair trade ethics opened their doors to promote awareness of wares and edibles produced around the world. Fair Trade Day celebrates growth of consciousness that as AmericansContinue reading “Fair and Fun, Fair Trade Day 2011”

Sowing Seeds, Amaranth Bakery & Cafe

Recently, I mentally noted that Lisbon Avenue leads a perfect and direct route from Milwaukee’s Northside into downtown. For that matter, as an old “milk road”, Hwy 41 will take you all the way from Green Bay, WI to downtown. Overlooking the park lands of Washington Park, I welcomed the familiar left turn off ofContinue reading “Sowing Seeds, Amaranth Bakery & Cafe”