We talk about Manhattan all the time on Sprudge but never before have we featured coffee doings from the city of Manhattan, Kansas. That changes today, as we check out the newly opened Arrow Coffee Company, a coffee bar and cocktail spot offering “passionate, not pretentious quality” on the campus of Kansas State University.
As told to Sprudge by Jeremy Cline of Arrow Coffee Company.
For those who aren't familiar, will you tell us about your company?
Arrow Coffee Company is a Third Wave specialty coffee shop and cocktail bar located in Manhattan, Kansas. Passionate, not pretentious quality and ethically selected coffee, cocktails, food, and more. Arrow specializes in providing highest-quality coffee acquired through direct relationships with coffee farms. Each cup is expertly crafted to order through unique and detailed brewing processes.
Can you tell us a bit about the new space?
This will be our newest underground location… No, really. It's in a basement.
We are excited to be opening our second location on the beautiful Kansas State University campus. Located in the Trotter Hall School of Veterinary Medicine we are excited to become a permanent fixture of the building and student life offering single-origin coffee, handcrafted lattes, and of course, our famous breakfast burritos.
What's your approach to coffee?
We let the coffee speak for itself, and the incredible journey it has gone from farm to cup. We artfully prepare our coffee a cup at a time to honor the hard work of everyone involved in the journey from farm, to sourcing, to shipping, to roasting, to serving.
Any machines, coffees, special equipment lined up?
– Nuova Simonelli Mythos grinder, white powder coat
– Best-kept secret of coffee in the Midwest: Messenger Coffee Company
– “Pimped out” four-group La Marzocco Linea Classic, custom powder-coated, manual on/off pump switch, La Marzocco GB5 steam wands, PID installs, bottomless portafilters.
What's your hopeful target opening date/month?
August 15, 2016
Are you working with craftspeople, architects, and/or creatives that you'd like to mention?
Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Ebert Mayo Architects.