Michigan
Lemonjello's Coffee // Holland, Michigan

Lemonjello’s Coffee // Holland, Michigan

I travel up to Holland, Michigan a lot—at least once every month and a half or so—to visit family. As taxing as the three hour drive always is (particularly because of the frequency of it), the City of Holland always rewards me as it is the home of two fantastic breweries (New Holland and Our...
Madcap Coffee Company // Grand Rapids, MI

Madcap Coffee Company // Grand Rapids, MI

Grand Rapids, Michigan. A city of leaders. Home to Grand Valley State University, winner of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics for the past seven consecutive years; Gerald R. Ford. the 38th President of the United States; and the top furniture companies in the world (Forbes). “Furniture City” they call it. During the second half...
Review: The Sparrows // Grand Rapids, MI

Review: The Sparrows // Grand Rapids, MI

What’s the difference between a coffee shop and a coffee house? Surely the answer can’t just lay in the syntax. At some point in history, somebody must have wandered into two different coffee retailers and noticed an intrinsic difference between the two: “This one is very homey—I can relax in this great big chair with...
Review: ROWSTER New American Coffee // Grand Rapids, MI

Review: ROWSTER New American Coffee // Grand Rapids, MI

A while ago, I headed up to Grand Rapids to spend Christmas with Ashley’s family; a couple days before I left, I ran into Richard Futrell (of Counter Culture Coffee‘s Chicago training center fame) at Swim Cafe. We chatted about the holidays and whatnot, and when I told him that I was planning on visiting...
JP's Coffee and Espresso Bar — Holland, MI

JP’s Coffee and Espresso Bar — Holland, MI

Greetings fellow coffee lovers and friends. Welcome to my table here in the corner of JP’s Coffee and Espresso Bar in Holland, Michigan. This cafe is humongous, but all of the tables were filling up quickly and it didn’t look like people were leaving, so I reserved a place for you here at the table....

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