the Coffee Pub

The Coffee Pub is a nonprofit retail coffee shop opening in October 2006. It will be THE place to get the best organic Fair Trade coffee and specialty coffees, such as real Cuban espresso, tea, pastries, and desserts. All proceeds will support local community organizations.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

new home

I am moving. Moving my blog. I will be residing and posting at The Coffee Pub's New Home

Go visit me there and say hi!

Signing off,
Michael

Thursday, August 05, 2010

A good read

Manufacturing the Coffee Culture

Sorry for such a short post with none of my own thoughts. One will come soon.

Friday, March 20, 2009

a lot has happened

I suppose there is no real reason to update this blog now. I should close my eyes and allow this page to drift off into the deep space of the internet, accumulating dust and falling further and further from memory, but I cannot.

As of almost exactly 2 years after the last post on this blog, the Coffee Pub has been shut down. It was sold to a local church called E3 and is now known as the Red Eye. It remains a beautifully inspired non profit coffee shop, serving only Fair Trade and Organic coffee. Many of the old Pubbers are still around working and volunteering; we love this place.

So for now the Pub is no longer. But as it fades away into the recesses of many's minds, its vision only becomes more clear to me. I post this blog because one day the Pub will return with more direction, more experience, and more commitment than before.

Until that day join us at the Red Eye.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

New Pictures

Pictures from week three of The Coffee Pub being in operation!
















Saturday, December 16, 2006

first news article

Originally published December 5, 2006
Coffeehouse aims to give back to city

DEMOCRAT STAFF REPORT
Coffee lovers can get caffeinated and help local charities when they buy a cup at The Coffee Pub in Manor@Midtown.

Tallahassee's newest coffeehouse, which opened Monday, is funded by Killearn United Methodist Church, said co-manager Michael Lopez. All profits from the business will be divided among the new Watermark Methodist Church; the Pregnancy, Health and Information Center; Big Bend Cares; and The Shelter.

"This is a nonreligious establishment; this is a place for everybody," Lopez said. "We just want to give to the community the way Christians should."

The Coffee Pub serves only fair-trade and organic drip coffee and features real Cuban espresso, Lopez said, along with locally made muffins, cakes and Cuban pastries. Lopez and co-manager R.J. Voorhees hope to add Bagelhead bagels soon.

"We have everything you can get at Starbucks, with more," Lopez said.

The Coffee Pub, at Thomasville Road and Fifth Avenue, is open from 6:30 a.m. until midnight Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 425-5701.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Jazz @ the Pub







Jazz night was a HUGE success!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

day 3