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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…
A Coffee Guide To Ottawa, Ontario

A Coffee Guide To Ottawa, Ontario

Ottawa, Ontario—Canada’s capital, caught between Montreal and Toronto on too many bands’ Canadian tour legs. At first blush, when thinking of its coffee culture, Ottawa might conjure something of a blank slate—but that just might be all the snow. Truthfully, Ottawa’s coffee scene has exploded as of late. Having just…
Going From Seed To Cup At Unique Cafés Especiais In São Lourenço, Brazil

Going From Seed To Cup At Unique Cafés Especiais In São Lourenço, Brazil

São Lourenço is a touristy little town in the heart of Mantiqueira de Minas, one of Brazil’s most notorious specialty coffee producing regions in the state of Minas Gerais. The town’s Parque das Águas (water park) occupies a 400,000-square-meter green area downtown and is the source of nine therapeutical mineral…
In The Netherlands, Touring The Giesen Roasters Factory

In The Netherlands, Touring The Giesen Roasters Factory

Last fall, I finally got the chance to visit Giesen Coffee Roasters. Almost two years of intermittent emails, calls, texts, and mild-mannered coffee festival doorstepping had transpired between my first interview request and the morning I found myself journeying from home in Amsterdam to Giesen headquarters in Ulft. A bike,…
In Ho Chi Minh City, 96B Experiment Is A Not So Well Kept Secret

In Ho Chi Minh City, 96B Experiment Is A Not So Well Kept Secret

To reach Hana Choi’s 96B Experiment, first walk through the ground floor parking courtyard. Past the kick-stood motorbikes, through the front door of Cyrus Saigon, the small-batch patisserie and chocolaterie with which it shares a building, and up the stairs, you’ll find Ho Chi Minh City’s under the radar brick-backed…
Inside The New Dogwood Coffee Roasters HQ In Minneapolis

Inside The New Dogwood Coffee Roasters HQ In Minneapolis

Can you feel it? The long days are getting longer, the sunshine is getting shinier. The flowers, they bloom. Not to mention the baseball—did you know they’re playing it every day now? We’re almost—almost!—ready to gear up for an incredible Series Seven of our annual Build-Outs of Summer roving feature…