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The Philosophy.


Great coffee is not an accident.

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The Philosophy.


Great coffee is not an accident.

Philosophy

More than just appreciating the diverse world of flavors that is coffee, we respect the hard work and diligence of our roasters, importers, processors, and farmers.  Many of them have devoted their life's work to bringing the highest level of excellence to the table.  As baristas and coffee professionals, we see ourselves as stewards of their passion and strive each day to let their achievement shine through; we are the last line of representatives, and our desire is for our patrons to enjoy the coffee as it was meant to be.

The beauty of taste is the inherent nature of the uniquely personal experience.  One size doesn't fit all.  Although taste preference is quite subjective, we believe excellence is not.  True excellence in coffee roasting is found in letting the coffee be what it is.  What we mean is this:  the climate, the soil, the elevation, the varietal, the terroir, all create the flavor of the coffee.  Not the barista.  Not the roaster.  Our duty is to unlock what is already present.

Partner Roasters

Many roast coffee.  Some roast coffee well.  A few truly achieve excellence.

The hard part we have already done for you.  We have tried many coffees and brought you two partner roasters who consistently achieve that elusive excellence, who regularly present coffees in the best way possible.  We are proud to brew and serve Populace Coffee (Bay City, MI) and Steadfast Coffee (Nashville, TN).

Even moreso than simply roasting coffee well, both of our partner roasters operate with an abundance of honesty, integrity, and transparency.  We couldn't ask for higher quality partners in the industry.

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The Coffee.


Yes, we love the taste of our coffee.

The Coffee.


Yes, we love the taste of our coffee.

Coffee and Espresso

Brewed Coffee (small, regular, large, or iced)

Batch Brew - Single origin or blend monthly selection, batch brewed, served until 10 AM

Pour-over - Single origin selections, weekly roration, Chemex brewed, regular size only, please allow 10-15 minutes

Cafe au Lait - Coffee and steamed milk

Rocket City - Coffee and espresso

Cold Brew - Cold brewed coffee, smoother and lower in acidity, served iced

Traditional Espresso (one size)

Espresso (2 oz) - pure espresso

Macchiato (2 oz) - espresso with a touch of steamed milk

Cortado (4 0z) - equal parts espresso and steamed milk

Cappuccino (6 oz) - equal parts of espresso steamed milk and milk foam

Flat White (6 oz) - one part espresso and two parts steamed milk

Espresso Drinks (small, regular, large, or iced)

Americano - espresso and hot water

Cappuccino - espresso, steamed milk, and milk foam; hot only

Latte - espresso and steamed milk

Flavored Latte - espresso, steamed milk, flavoring

 

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Eats.


For when solid nourishment is necessary.

Eats.


For when solid nourishment is necessary.

Bakery

In keeping with our tradition of excellence, we only serve the best pastries and delights.  All of our baking is done from scratch onsite in our own kitchen, and we bake fresh each morning.  Bright and early?  No.  Dark and early.

Our selection rotates regularly by day of the week:

Every day:

Blueberry, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Lemon Cookies

Monday:

Cran-orange, Sausage and Cheese

Tuesday:  

Apple Spice, Sausage Balls

Wednesday:

Banana Nut, Sausage and Cheese, Bacon-Arugula Quiche

Thursday:

Monkey Bread, Sausage Balls

Friday:

Chocolate Banana, Sausage and Cheese, Sausage Balls

Saturday:

Lemon Poppy Seed Scones, Spinach-Bacon-Feta Quiche

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Non-coffee.


Hot chocolates and sodas and teas, oh my!

Non-coffee.


Hot chocolates and sodas and teas, oh my!

Tea

If you want a break from coffee, we serve amazing teas too!

Piper and Leaf

Yes,  the homegrown favorite, Piper and Leaf, can be found here too!  We are so happy to support a fellow local business and serve some delightful teas along the way.

We refill Quart and Pint jars (or a pint sized plastic cup if the jar is at home), and we also carry essential bags.  Selections rotate seasonally, but you can always count on some good ole Front Porch Special.

Rishi

In addition to local tea, we carry a selection of teas from Rishi.  Offerings are a bit more traditional, and limited loose-leaf teas are also available.

And of course, we have a home-brewed Masala Chai.

Others

Even more from Grounded.

Hot Chocolate - No powder to be found here, just luscious chocolaty decadence

Italian Soda - Creamy soda served in a variety of flavors, made fresh to order