Coffee: Michigan’s New Microbrew
Craft beer is everywhere in Michigan, is artisan coffee the next big thing?
"I'm not addicted to coffee, we're just in a committed relationship." Running out of coffee if the quickest way to get me to the grocery store and, whether I actually need any or not, I always wander down aisle 12 to look for new flavors of java to try. Lately, it seems more Michigan blends have been popping up on store shelves.
Detroit Bold is the newest that caught my eye. Each bean ground for Detroit Bold is is "imbued with the hard work, grit and determination that defines the unshakable spirit of the city that bears its name." There are 5 roasts to choose from:
- Woodward Ave.
- 1701 French Roast (1701 is the year Detroit was founded by French colonists)
- Cafe Signature (+decaf)
- Christmas blend
Leelanau Coffee Roasting Company boasts to be "Michigan's signature coffee" with 6 blends:
- Caramel & Pralines
- Snicker Cookie
- Bakery Blend
- Lakers Blend
You can also buy beans from Kalamazoo Coffee Company, Michigan-based Biggby Coffee and local favorite Water Street on grocery store shelves. Will this trend continue- do you think we'll see more and more entrepreneurs trading wheat & barley for java beans?