For a neighborhood that is home to a population of guaranteed coffee drinkers, Oakland has 3 universities and a handful of hospitals, there has been a lack of coffee shops especially since the Pete’s Coffee closed a few years ago.
Redhawk Coffee which launched a coffee truck last year now has a storefront at 120 Meyran in Oakland. Thank you for Natrona Bottling for sharing this snapshot on Instagram. The shop opened in January and is just a popup location through March. You can read more about Redhawk coffee’s Oakland location in the Pitt News here.
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Building New Hope has been one of those things that has sort of been on my Pittsburgh radar, but not something I have blogged about before. Building New Hope is a Pittsburgh non-profit organization that imports coffee beans from El Porvenir, a worker-owned coffee cooperative in Nicaragua. The coffee is roasted locally by Coffee 19 in Washington County. Proceeds from the sale of coffee are used to fund two schools and other youth programs in Nicaragua.
Sample Building New Hope at the Fair Trade Marketplace at ECS
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Move over Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week, the coffee lovers are taking over. Next week, October 13-18, is Pittsburgh Specialty Coffee Week.
Daily Coffee News has all the details and a preview of some of the specialty coffee week events – get all of the details here.
Follow @PghCoffeeWeek for updates.
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Two of our favorite local businesses have teamed up and we couldn’t be more excited! Come celebrate the union of East End Brewing and Squirrel Hill’s Commonplace Coffeehouse and the release of their offspring, the Coffee Porter – a Porter with Commonplace coffee. Delicious! Awesome! Fun! Yes!
The Release Party is this Thursday (tomorrow), December 15th from 6 – 10pm at Commonplace Coffeehouse in Squirrel Hill. Tickets are $22 and get you a taster of the Porter, as well as a gift bottle to take home and a half-pound bag of Commonplace’s Sumatra coffee. Tickets can be purchased at the… Read the rest
One of the best kept secrets in the East Liberty Farmers’ Market is the Kew Park Coffee Bar. The short version of the story is … a The Lagnese’s family, who live in Pittsburgh, takes a trip to Jamaica, visits the Kew Park Coffee Plantation and form a partnership to bring the Kew Park Coffee directly to Pittsburgh. Dave Lagnese has volunteered much of his time to bring great things to the East Liberty Farmers’ Market (plus he also donates his time to Construction Junction).
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