Building community through coffee in Grand Rapids

by (vanessadecouto)

Submitted 04-21-2016 under OPINION

If you exclude water, coffee and tea hold the trophy for the two most consumed beverages in the world. That’s a lot of people drinking a lot of coffee. The coffee shop is the daytime bar, the neighborhood caffeine watering hole. It’s a...

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Ferris Coffee & Nut barista competes in USCC Brewer's Cup qualifier

by (rmclaughlin)

Submitted 02-18-2016 under NEWS

Head barista of Ferris Coffee & Nut, Dan Shoup, competed in the United States Coffee Championships (USCC) Brewer's Cup (USBrC) qualifier earlier this month in Kansas City after preparing for three months. While Ferris's Head Trainer AJ...

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Madcap Coffee to introduce Belgian waffles at Midtown location

by (rmclaughlin)

Submitted 02-09-2016 under NEWS

Madcap Coffee is hard at work creating a second location in Midtown right between Diamond and Fuller at 1041 Fulton St E for a spring opening. The company says they will continue to provide a unique and engaging experience for coffee...

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New coffee shop, art collective to join East Hills

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 01-05-2016 under NEWS

Lightfast Coffee Bar + Art Collective will be opening on the edge of the Midtown and East Hills neighborhoods in late January. The coffee bar is named after an art term about paint that stands the test of time. Owner Kate Helmreich hopes to create a...

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New coffee shop ups brewing game

by (averym92)

Submitted 10-27-2015 under NEWS

Jam N Bean (161 Ottawa Ave NW) has only been open a few weeks, but it is already one of two locations in the Grand Rapids area, an ArtPrize venue, and a leader in new brewing methods. The shop on Ottawa opened on September 1, and it currently has...

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SUGAR RUN PUBLISHING PRESENTS: 'Mirage of Days Old' Book Launch/Party

by (CLUBHOUSE Inter...)

Submitted 08-04-2015 under

Zimbabwean-born, Grand Rapids-residing Poet Shingi Mavima's first officially published anthology, 'Mirage of Days Old' is finally out!Please join us on Saturday, August 15 at the Mayan Buzz Cafe for an afternoon of recital, coffee, and...

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Three coffee shops, three different enviornments

by (shardaisy)

Submitted 07-03-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Go Java, MadCap and Mayan Buzz cafe are three different coffee shops that share the similarity of being downtown.  Go Java is in the heart of the arena district, located on 15 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. The interior is really...

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Grand Rapids Wine, Beer and Food Show showcases craft products, purveyors

by (caithoop)

Submitted 11-26-2014 under OPINION

At this year’s International Wine, Beer and Food Festival at DeVos Place, wine was the prominent focus. The Vineyard, or Steelcase Ballroom, was filled with more than 1,000 different wines for attendees to sample. The selection varied from...

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Lyon Street Cafe brings pourover coffee to Midtown

by (Marjorie Steele)

Submitted 11-25-2014 under NEWS

The northeast corner of Union and Lyon got a little brighter and busier last Saturday, on opening day for Lyon Street Cafe. The latest venture by Kameel Chamelly, who also owns Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Baking Company, Lyon Street Cafe...

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Annual Food & Wine Show returns to downtown this weekend

by (caithoop)

Submitted 11-20-2014 under NEWS

Tonight kicks off the seventh annual Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer and Food Festival. One of the largest culinary celebrations in the Midwest, it will take place in over 80,000 square feet of the DeVos Convention Center. In the expansive...

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