Category: News Briefs Published on Monday, 16 July 2012 09:43 Written by WWJ
Great Lakes Coffee Offers New Java Experience In Midtown
DETROIT (WWJ) - A new coffee bar in Detroit‚Äôs midtown offers the unique experience of having your coffee filtered and your espresso brewed one cup at a time.
Owner James Cadariu calls it an ‚ÄėInstitute for Advanced Drinking‚Äô.
‚ÄúSo it‚Äôs something new, providing the people ‚Ä¶ with something they haven‚Äôt had before ‚Äď a really well thought out beverage program that you would find in New York or Paris or San Francisco,‚ÄĚ said Cadariu.
Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company. (Photos/Violet Ikonomova)
Great Lakes Coffee has chosen the corner of Woodward and Alexandrine as its first retail site for artisan roasted fair trade coffee. All the coffees are roasted to order on a 25 pound San Franciscan drum roaster to ensure that ‚Äúquality is so fresh and so clean.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúSo not just meeting the demands of the market but I think I‚Äôm creating a space that hasn‚Äôt been available before in the city,‚ÄĚ Cadariu said.
In addition to selling the company‚Äôs coffee, the shop offers Michigan-brewed beer, fine wine and appetizers.
Their coffee of the month is the ‚Äúbailout blend,‚ÄĚ an exclusively Detroit blend. It‚Äôs described as ‚Äúa complex cup full of liquorice and chocolate.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúHolding the high ground against a society drowning in a sea of coffee mediocrity,‚ÄĚ is how the company describes itself on the website. ‚ÄúThe Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company is a Fair Trade certified, artisan roaster. Our coffee blends are as refined as a Bordeaux and our single-origin coffees are as unique as a single-malt scotch. Ahead by a nose.‚ÄĚ
Organic Great Lakes Coffee sells for $13.98 a pound.
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