Build Outs Of Summer: Brew Five Points In Jacksonville, Florida Is Now Open

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Sourdough toast topped with kimchi jam, goat cheese, and arugula? The third wave of toast has hit Jacksonville. Say hello to a brand new craft beer and multi-roaster espresso bar, Brew Five Points in Jacksonville, Florida. This new bar opened up in the hip Riverside neighborhood and joins Bold Bean's original outpost (we covered BB's new beachside … [Read more...]

Build Outs Of Summer: Bow Truss Coffee In Chicago, IL

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You are beautiful. This message, a campaign of sorts from Chicago artist Matthew Hoffman, is front and center at the new Bow Truss Coffee Roasters cafe, slated to open in a few short weeks in the Pilsen neighborhood. We think Bow Truss' new space is beautiful, too. Bow Truss will celebrate its two-year anniversary at the new space (their third!) … [Read more...]

Build Outs Of Summer: ReAnimator Coffee In Philadelphia

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We've passed the All-Star Break here in Sprudge.com's third annual edition of the Build Outs of Summer, our roving global series that features new cafes in the process of opening up shop. Big cities, little towns, bicycle cafes, green importer tasting rooms, doughnut shops, multiple airstream trailers...you name a service concept, and we've … [Read more...]

Build Outs Of Summer: Bunna Bike in Sitka, Alaska

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A bike-based coffee cart in San Diego makes perfect sense. A coffee bar mounted on a bicycle in east London seems almost too obvious for words. But a bicycle coffee set-up on Alaska's wildly beautiful Sitka Sound? Now that, dear reader, is a story. Meet Bunna Bike, founded by Chris Bryner, a 4th grade teacher spending his summer vacation serving … [Read more...]

Build Outs Of Summer: Coffee Cycle – San Diego, California

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Since beginning Build Outs of Summer in 2012, we've profiled dozens of unique coffee bars, training spaces, roastworks, and service concepts of all stripes. Today we're featuring a bicycle--yes, a bicycle--but not just any bike: this one's been outfitted with multiple grinders, an Astoria Gloria propane retrofit espresso machine, a fridge for cold … [Read more...]

Build Outs Of Summer: Oh Coffee Company, Minneapolis

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What do monster movies and coffee have in common? For Jake Nelson, the two go hand-in-hand. Nelson, owner of Oh Coffee Company in Minneapolis, has spent the last decade building a career in both coffee and special effects make-up in Southern California. Nelson ran and operated a small roasting company next door to the Michael Myers house in South … [Read more...]

Build Outs Of Summer: Brio Coffeeworks, Burlington, Vermont

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With news of a Build Out in Middlebury and a new All-Access "Coffee Passport" in Burlington, it's safe to say Vermont is buzzing. Nate Van Dusen, Co-Founder and Director of Quality at Brio Coffeeworks let us in on another news tip--a new roastery and training lab popping up in Burlington with plans to open in early August. Brio took over … [Read more...]

Build Outs Of Summer: Passenger Coffee Roasters – Lancaster, PA

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Originally called "Hickory Town", Lancaster, Pennsylvania is touted as one of the oldest inland towns in the United States. Sources at Wikipedia tell us that the 101st largest city in America boasts "more electronic public CCTV outdoor cameras per capita than any other US city". Perhaps it was the safety and comfort security cameras bring that … [Read more...]

Build Outs Of Summer: Pour Coffee Parlor, Now Open In Rochester, NY

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Earlier today we featured the smallest town in Build Outs history on Sprudge: Cañon City, Colorado, home to The Bean Pedaler and a census population of only around 16,000. No one would ever mistake it for our next featured city, the humble Great Lakes metropolis of Rochester, New York, where we find Ryan Baker and Pour Coffee Parlor. Pour is a … [Read more...]

Build Outs Of Summer: The Bean Pedaler, Now Open In Cañon City, Colorado

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We first met Erica Noel Koenig when she competed for Thanksgiving Coffee Company & Six Degrees Coffee Service at the 2013 Southwest Regional Barista Competition. "Since then," Koenig told us in an email, "I was hit by a car on my bike, had to come home to the small town I grew up in, ended up in a wheelchair for 3 months, regrew some … [Read more...]

Fit Outs Of Winter: Slater St. Bench, Now Open In Melbourne

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While folks in North America are deep in the throes of sweaty summer build outs, those on the southern hemisphere are layering up, and the team at Slater St. Bench is celebrating the success of their winter fit-out. The cafe opened its doors earlier this week on St. Kilda Road, in the eponymous beachside district of Melbourne. Jared Lawler of … [Read more...]

Build Outs Of Summer: Ström Coffee In Richland, Washington (Now Open!)

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This is not your average build out. Kelly Nelson fell in love with coffee, and dreamed of one day opening his own cafe in the small city of Richland, Washington. That dream was nearly deferred because of a cancer diagnosis for his daughter, Miette, who loved cool trips and Airstream trailers. Thanks to a donation from the Make-A-Wish Foundation, … [Read more...]

Build Outs Of Summer: Tandem Coffee West – Portland, Maine

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Here at Sprudge, our Build Outs of Summer series is in full swing, and, as we've trumpeted earlier in these pages, the coffee situation in food-renowned Portland, Maine, is officially in full swing these days as well. At the forefront of this are our friends and partners at Tandem Coffee Roasters, whose second location is in the throes of a … [Read more...]

Build Outs Of Summer: Bold Bean Coffee – Jacksonville, Florida

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The 2014 edition of Build Outs Of Summer is in full swing. This series celebrates new cafes, small business, and communities in the making—or in the growing! We’ll be bringing Build Outs of Summer features to you for the next several months, and we’re still taking tips on new projects. As long as white shoes and iced pour-overs are in effect, our … [Read more...]

Build Outs Of Summer: Pallet Coffee Roasters — Vancouver, BC

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We're steamrolling right along in this, the 2014 edition of Build Outs of Summer, Sprudge.com's roving global construction site dedicated to impending new coffee spaces. The call was put out for submissions, and we've been bowled over by the amount of exciting new cafe and roastery projects from near and far, bustling metropoli and sleepy hamlets, … [Read more...]

Build Outs Of Summer: Cafe Imports, Minneapolis

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The 2014 edition of Build Outs Of Summer has just begun, and oh, do we have a lovely spate of build outs forthcoming. Reports on new specialty coffee spaces under construction are pouring in from around the world, with features in the queue from Istanbul to San Diego. We'll be bringing Build Outs of Summer features to you at a regular clip for the … [Read more...]