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Aug 2014
02:07 pm

Event Preview: Taste of Traverse City

Next weekend, I’ll be brewing and serving up the good stuff at the 2nd Annual Taste of Traverse City, a food-focused festival highlighting the deliciousness of our area. Here’s a little peek at what I’ll be up to.


Aug 2014
12:03 pm

10th Annual TC Film Fest in the Books!

We’re back to our normal-week schedule here in the Coffee Bar and Roastery, but we're still basking in the afterglow of the Traverse City Film Festival.


Jul 2014
11:31 am

Babycakes Muffin Co. Represents HG in Michigan’s U.P.

Years ago, in college and for a few other stints afterward, I worked for a busy café on the main street in Marquette, the largest town in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.


Jun 2014
02:32 pm

3 Essential Qualities of Great Espresso

When it comes to quality, three essential characteristics must work together harmoniously to create great espresso.


Jun 2014
04:21 pm

Raising the Bar at Barista Camp

Where can you find a couple hundred baristas; dozens of espresso machines, grinders, and coffee brewers; coffee beans from roasters all over the country; and a whole lot of tattoos?


May 2014
11:43 am

Guest Post: Grow Ahead Provides Pre-Harvest Financing to Farmers

Today’s post comes from Joe Newhouse of Grow Ahead, an awesome new model for supporting coffee farmers with microloans.


May 2014
01:56 pm

Knowledge is Power and Ours is for You

I promised you a blog post about my trip to Seattle in April for the SCAA Expo. Here goes.


May 2014
12:03 pm

The Wonderful World of Chemex

As a thank-you bonus for volunteering at the SCAA Symposium in Seattle last month, I came home with a Chemex tucked in my carry-on.


Apr 2014
11:26 am

Meet the New Sales Guy: Justin Stover

Get to know Justin "Stovepipe" Stover, the newest addition to the Higher Grounds sales team.


Apr 2014
08:27 am

Connected By Coffee Premieres April 22

Next week marks the Traverse City premiere of the Stone Hut Studios documentary Connected by Coffee.

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