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Oct 2014
01:44 pm

Photo Tour: Chris in the DRC

While we wait for a full trip report from Chris, enjoy a quick photo tour of his travels in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Oct 2014
10:13 am

The Armed Conflict and Fondo Paez

Our partner farmers of Fondo Paez in Colombia deal with harsh realities. Matt Earley of Just Coffee shares a glimpse from his travels there.

Sep 2014
03:12 pm

New Drink Lineup for Fall

The equinox is here, and with the seasonal shift comes a new lineup of specialty drinks.

Sep 2014
01:30 pm

Meet Martin: HG's Customer Service & Sales Associate

Martin Miklos is Higher Grounds' newest team member. Here's some insight into Martin via a few items from the Proust Questionnaire.

Sep 2014
12:35 pm

Tasting Traverse City, One Sip at a Time

As previewed last week, Labor Day weekend was jam-packed with activity for HG’s marketing team (AKA me).

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?

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