There’s a New Playa in Town

By “town,” I mean the state of North Dakota. And by “playa,” I mean a brand-spanking new independent coffee bar in Jamestown, one that could be hipster without even trying. (We don’t know that term around here, yet. So the potential is there but certainly not the negative connotations.) Plantation Coffee Bar opened mid-June, and […]

13 signs you’re in a coffee place that doesn’t give a damn

(Yes, it’s a riff off of this piece. Because sadly, you’ve all been here.) 1. The lone barista/employee doesn’t look up when you come in. For at least 30 seconds. Even though you’re the only one in the place. And the bell on the entry jingled. They’re too busy closing up for the day an […]

CHRISTMAS! Picked up some Neon Espresso and a Toarco AA from Sulawesi, Indonesia from Dogwood Coffee (Minneapolis) omgomgomg it finally arrived, said all coffee geeks who buy online ever — the Toarco had been featured in May’s Craft Coffee box, and it is positively outstanding! I see much espresso in my future three days off. […]

Failing to fail

Okay. So we aren’t always the most savvy state when it comes to promoting ourselves, and it’s not really something we’re used to. After all, only a few short years ago we were actually considering dropping the geographical designation from our name — that would be “North” — because it apparently scares people away by […]