A taste of Minnesota’s coffee scene for National Coffee Day

Coffee in Minnesota has come a long way from your grandma’s percolator. Like craft beer and the slow food movement, Minnesotans are embracing coffee in all its forms. Lucky for us, we’ve got a bevy of new and seasoned purveyors to supply us with all the caffeinated beverages we can drink. Not to be outdone … [ Read more]

Create locally, give globally: Summit Brewing Co. and Dunn Brothers Coffee to craft a charitable brew

Two Minnesota beverage makers, Summit Brewing Company and Dunn Brothers Coffee, are joining forces to create a new beer to support refugees across the globe in need of shelter, sanitation, education, and many other humanitarian services. Summit and Dunn Brothers will come together to brew the beer on Oct. 24 and it will be available exclusively at … [ Read more]

The Right Roast: Getting the most flavor out of a coffee bean

The coffee we drink comes from the seed of the coffee cherry, commonly called a bean despite its not actually being a legume. That’s just one of many facts often overlooked while clumsily sipping that cup of light roast in the morning rush to get to work on time. Though coffee is firmly a part … [ Read more]

Beer & Wine Cocktails at Lowry Hill Dunn Bros.

When asked if I prefer Starbucks or Caribou, my answer is Dunn Brothers. The difference among the chains, for me as a black coffee drinker, is Dunn Bros. roasting their beans in-house. But as a cocktail drinker, there’s a new difference maker at the Lowry Hill Dunn Bros. Owner Sanjeev Azad has developed a casual bar … [ Read more]