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Iced Coffee vs. Cold Brew

Iced Coffee vs. Cold Brew

The weather is warming up and the sun is shining, which means it is time to embrace some cold coffee! Both refreshing in their own ways, iced and cold brew coffees are a perfect drink to sip on in these hot, summer months. You will get different results from each, so check out guides below and try them out!  Coffee Suggestions Experiment with light and dark roasts!  Iced Coffee works great for bright, acidic coffees. We suggest our Huye Mountain or Burundi Kinyovu. Both are from Africa and yield great acidity and flavors! Cold Brew Coffee will be smooth, fully...

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Our Responsibility Navigating Covid-19

Our Responsibility Navigating Covid-19

Update June 11, 2020 One step closer to normalcy, we are opening our cafés for sit-in service. Beginning June 15th, customers will be invited to enjoy their drinks and snacks while lounging in our shops again. While West Side and Holland have been operating for take-out for a couple weeks now, we are so excited to be serving you and hanging out again. Notes about shops opening:  Masks are still required upon entering Masks may be removed when sitting at your area Limited, space-out seating Limited hours will continue  Find a café near you on our locations page here.   ...

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Get Silly with Laughfest

Get Silly with Laughfest

For ten years, LaughFest has been giving Grand Rapids something to look forward to in the early Spring days. Gilda’s LaughFest, the nation’s first-ever community-wide festival of laughter, has quickly earned a reputation for being one of the nation’s marquee events for both participants and artists. This major 10- day Midwest festival is based in Grand Rapids and includes events throughout West Michigan. Created by Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids and launched in March 2011 to celebrate laughter for the health of it, the festival features stand-up, improv, showcases and a variety of seriously funny stuff. They are serious about their “funny," bringing guests like Jim Gaffigan, Wayne Brady,...

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Origin Story: Huye Mountain

Origin Story: Huye Mountain

Huye Mountain Coffee comes from Rwanda. David Rubanzangabo founded Huye Mountain washing station in 2011 with the vision to “be a leading player and preferred choice for customer satisfaction in the international premium coffee market.” Rubanzangabo began producing coffee after studying agronomy and working in the country’s agricultural sector. He taught many small producers about coffee farming for several years before deciding to begin his own business. Located on the slopes of Huye Mountain in South Rwanda, he owns two washing stations that serves over 1,300 local farmers. These bourbon varietals are inspected for highest quality and then pulped before...

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