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Build-Outs Of Summer: Liturgy Beverage Company In Durham, NC

Build-Outs Of Summer: Liturgy Beverage Company In Durham, NC

You know, there was once a time when I was in your shoes. I was uncaffeinated and down and out with the blues. But then I found a place, a very special place. It taught me that there was no need to feel down and that all I needed was…
Build-Outs Of Summer: Recluse Roasting Project In Richmond, VA

Build-Outs Of Summer: Recluse Roasting Project In Richmond, VA

The Build-Outs of Summer train is about to pull into the station for a nice nine month sabbatical, but before it does there are still a ton of cool projects we’re excited to share. One of those is the Recluse Roasting Project in the Scott’s Addition area of Richmond, Virginia.…
Build-Outs Of Summer: Canary Coffee Bar In Milwaukee, WI

Build-Outs Of Summer: Canary Coffee Bar In Milwaukee, WI

If there was a race for best coffee cities in America that no one really talks about, Milwaukee would be up in the front of the pack. Sure, Los Angeles, Portland, and New York City have great coffee scenes worthy of the press they receive, but there’s some homegrown excellence…
Build-Outs Of Summer: Five & Hoek Coffee In Wheaton, IL

Build-Outs Of Summer: Five & Hoek Coffee In Wheaton, IL

Sometimes a build-out isn’t about creating something new, but giving a new look to something already in place. And that goes doubly true for today’s entry, Five & Hoek Coffee in Wheaton, Illinois. After starting in 2013 under the moniker River City Roasters, Five & Hoek had to reinvent themselves…
Build-Outs Of Summer: Elementary Coffee Co. In Harrisburg, PA

Build-Outs Of Summer: Elementary Coffee Co. In Harrisburg, PA

Coffee shops have long been communal spaces, where folks from all walks of life can come together and freely exchange ideas, and as such they’ve often been radical places. The same is true today, with many shops actively fighting for equality across a broad spectrum of social issues. One such…
Build-Outs Of Summer: Bootstrap Coffee Roasters In St. Paul, MN

Build-Outs Of Summer: Bootstrap Coffee Roasters In St. Paul, MN

The 2019 Build-Outs of Summer is presented by Pacific Barista Series, notNeutral, KeepCup, and Mill City Roasters. There’s a saying in conservative American politics that one should “pull themselves up by their bootstraps,” the idea being that self-reliance was the key to elevating one’s status. It’s also, as a matter of fact, an impossible…
The Sprudge Coffee Guide To Richmond, Virginia

The Sprudge Coffee Guide To Richmond, Virginia

Richmond is one of those old east coast cities steeped in history and full of colonial memories, but brimming with modern charm. With the downtown area’s skyscrapers bumping up against old brick buildings and stone-paved roads, and farm-to-table eateries setting up shop in reclaimed factories, Richmond constantly reminds us of…
Build-Outs Of Summer: Littlefoot Coffee Roasters In Grandville, MI

Build-Outs Of Summer: Littlefoot Coffee Roasters In Grandville, MI

It’s not everyday that a coffee brand up and moves their entire operation 200 miles into another state, on the other side of Lake Michigan no less. But that’s exactly what Littlefoot Coffee Roasters did. Now of Grandville, Michigan, owners Rosie Quasarano and Alex Burbo started Littlefoot in Chicago, renting…
Build-Outs Of Summer: Press Coffee In Phoenix, AZ

Build-Outs Of Summer: Press Coffee In Phoenix, AZ

When you think of a roastery, what comes to mind? Is it a nondescript warehouse with little to no signage and a faint roasty smell? Due to some combination of space needs, proprietary secrets, and the unglamorous nature of the function—you try matching a roast curve for eight hours, day…