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There are five minutes before Comet Coffee opens on a mild May Friday morning, and there are already people queueing up to come inside. Inside, the lights stay dimmed, as espresso parameters are confirmed on the La Marzocco Linea PB. A platoon of pre-portioned coffee tins stands at attention on the back counter next to […]
It’s a busy Saturday morning at Sump Coffee in South St. Louis City. A line forms behind a single paper menu that masquerades as a subway map. A brief synopsis is provided, and the customer places an order. No payment is collected. Instead, a single page of paper tracks the order. A Hario v60 pour-over bar with […]
Radames Roldan, a barista with Blueprint Coffee in St. Louis, has won the 2015 South Central Barista Competition. He’ll move on to compete (with a first-round bye) at the 2015 United States Barista Championship next February in Long Beach, California, and wins an all-expenses-paid trip to coffee farms in Colombia courtesy of Cafe Imports. This is Radames Roldan’s first […]
There are many small touches throughout the two-story Rise Coffee, inspired by owner Jessie Mueller’s love of Bohemian decor and crafted by local St. Louis designer Jenny B of Jipsi Boho. The thoughtful design of this space is driven by social inspiration as much as the community of a cup of coffee. Beyond the numerous upcycling […]
On paper, it may seem that proprietors Jeremy and Casey Miller run a single business, The Mud House, in St Louis, Missouri. Mr. Miller dismisses that feeling. “We run three businesses out of this place,” he says. “We do a small bakery. We do a coffee house and a cafe. I guess the umbrella term […]
It’s the summertime right now for much of the world, but especially in St. Louis, Missouri, a city on the banks of the Mississippi River that’s home to some truly great coffee bars. Sometimes in the heat of a Missouri summer day, you just want a cool coffee drink without ton of cerebral outlay. This […]
A few weeks ago, Sprudge.com co-founder Jordan Michelman attended a very-luxe-indeed coffee brunch hosted by Blueprint Coffee and Chef Mike Randolph, known nationally for St. Louis restaurants like Half & Half and The Good Pie. What followed was a 6-course onslaught of carefully considered breakfast creations, each paired with a different style and preparation of […]