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Latte art throwdown #2 scheduled for May 23

It’s official!  After some discussion between several Springfield coffee shops, we’ll get to enjoy another Latte Art Throwdown amongst local baristas in the near future. Dancing Mule Coffee, located at 1945 South Glenstone Avenue in Springfield, Missouri, (in the shopping center just north of the Brown Derby Wine Center and Aunt Martha’s Pancake House) will […]

Notes & photos from today’s Coffee Ethic cupping

This morning, The Coffee Ethic in downtown Springfield, Missouri hosted a coffee cupping for a small group of tasters.  Our friend Adie Williams took part in the cupping, which used coffee beans roasted by PT’s Coffee out of Topeka, Kansas, and she’s submitted the following cupping notes and photos from the event.  Thanks to Adie […]

Single origin Burundi coffee poured over ice

Today I stopped by Hebrews Coffee on Republic Road in Springfield, Missouri to get a single-origin coffee brewed via pourover. Kevin Roy, who runs Hebrews, suggested I try it iced instead of hot. That sounded intriguing. He told me that a couple days ago, he tried the Ethiopia Sidama Ardi from PT’s Coffee iced, using […]

417 Latte Art Throwdown was a success

The first 417 Latte Art Throwdown competition was a big hit last night!  Thirteen baristas representing 7 different coffee shops competed for the title of best latte artist in the Springfield area. The event was hosted by The Coffee Ethic in downtown Springfield, Missouri, and was sponsored by PT’s Coffee, a coffee roaster out of Topeka, […]

417 Latte Art Throwdown contest is tonight

Tonight at 7 p.m. at The Coffee Ethic on Park Central Square in Springfield, Missouri, I’ll be one of the judges for the 417 Latte Art Throwdown contest.  This event came together through conversations between the guys who run The Coffee Ethic, Dancing Mule Coffee, Hebrews Coffee and The Hub Bike and Beans, and I’m […]

Hot Chocolate Delight at a coffee shop: The Hub

Enjoyed this rich hot chocolate design by Jason courtesy of @chadcurtiss while by the fire at The Hub on Boonville just North of Chestnut Expressway. Perfect cold morning compliment.

Triple Rosetta by Jon at The Coffee Ethic

Jon decided the latte art was a bit too milky but I’m convinced that it’s as a tea leaf reading indicating an early spring since these sprouts are coming up through the melting snow. It’s all in the interpretation.

Assemblies of God General Superintendent George Wood filming a video on young adults at The Coffee Ethic

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Sampling Burundi coffee from Kaldi’s at The Coffee Ethic

Over the past few days, I’ve heard from the guys at Kaldi’s Coffee headquarters in St. Louis (on Twitter as @Kaldis_Coffee) that they now have coffee from Burundi.  When you visit their Kaldi’s Coffee website, it’s simply called “Burundi” but at the store it’s tagged as “Burundi Kinyovu”.  Their description of the coffee states, “This […]

It’s Double Shot Monday at the Mudhouse

It’s Double Shot Monday at the Mudhouse so I got a double-shot short Americano this morning. I also tried the Mudhouse Sweet Roll. Yum! #SGF