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Whether it's a new drink at the shop, a postcard from around the globe, or fun around town, there's always something going on at Peace Coffee. Follow along to keep up! For day to day happenings, and all our local tastings and events, find us on Facebook, Instagram and on Twitter.

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Peace Coffee is now a public benefit corporation

01.09.2015

Since our beginnings, the good of our farmer partners has been at the heart of our business. Now we have made that official: On January 2nd, Peace Coffee became one of the first companies in the state to file as a Public Benefit Corporation under a new Minnesota law passed in the last legislative session. Minnesota joins at least 26 other states in the U.S. that define Public Benefit Corp…

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New Year Price Increase

01.02.2015

During 2014 our green (unroasted) coffee prices continued to rise and our direct costs to pay coffee farmers went up by double-digits. These costs increased for a number of reasons, including shortage concerns due to drought, climate change, and coffee rust - a fungus that drastically reduced the harvest for many of our farming partners. In response it’s become imperative that w…

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Winter Warmer

12.01.2014

Winter has arrived. Even if the sun is waiting a few weeks to make it official, the status updates of our collective boots leave no doubt as to the season. There's plenty to be said about our long, cold, dark winters, but cozy comfort food and tasty winter warmers are high points we can all agree on. This week our coffee shops release an exciting round of drinks for the winter and the upc…

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Perennial Plate: There is only coffee

10.16.2014

Our friends at the Perennial Plate have created the next best thing to a trip to the origin of coffee. Last winter, Queen Bean Lee accompanied them on a tour of the Sidama region of Ethiopia to visit with our partners at the Sidama Farmers Cooperative Union (SCFCU). With the assistance of our colleagues at Cooperative Coffees, they spent several days interviewing farmers and co-op staff.…

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Lakewinds Live

10.01.2014

Every Wednesday night from 6pm to 8pm there is live acoustic music at the Lakewind's Food Co-op in Richfield. We stay open later for this and offer .75 cents off all sizes of rotating speciality coffee. We can make them them decaffeinated too! See the complete list of drink discounts and fall musical line up brought to you by the Homestead Pickin' Parlor. Oct 1- Latte Music by:Tim from R…

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Autumn Goodness

our shops

09.22.2014

The leaves along the Mississippi are donning their fall colors, queuing up our new fall drink menu. All are made with real-deal ingredients--nothing pre-fab from a bottle--stop by our shops and enjoy a taste of the season. Harvest Moon: The classic pumpkin latte. We started with a real pumpkin, roasted it to toasty, caramelized perfection, and then pureed it with a pinch of cinnamon, nut…

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Richfield Open Streets at Penn Fest

09.21.2014

Penn Central of Richfield

We are celebrating our new neighborhood (and the new Lyndale Gardens shop) with the fine folks from Lakewinds Food Co-op in Richfield. Come visit us between 12pm-4pm at 66th Street and get to know what amazing things are going on in Richfield. We will be sampling coffee, raffling off Peace Coffee longboards and hanging with our friends from Lakewinds. Did we mention coffee and some delicio…

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2014 MN State Fair Recap

09.19.2014

This year at the great Minnesota get together, Peace Coffee partnered with Renewing the Countryside to sample delicious coffee to fairgoers every one of the 12 mornings of the fair! Our picturesque booth was in the healthy local foods area of the Eco Experience Building and from there we gave out nearly 10,000 cups of three of our classic favorites: Birchwood Breakfast Blend, Twin Cities B…

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Featured Brews: Nocturnal Brew + Alchemy Series #11

09.19.2014

Nocuturnal Brew As days grow shorter and a chill creeps into the mornings, we welcome back our fall seasonal Nocturnal Blend. A celebration of the return of darkness, this coffee blends a bit of mystery with memories of favorite summer flavors. Think s'mores over smoky campfires meeting sweet red berries, late nights, ghost stories, and one more summer excursion. This year, the roasting t…

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Now Certified Bike Friendly!

09.19.2014

We're excited to be recognized by the League of American Bicyclists with a Silver level Bicycle Friendly Business (BFBSM) award, joining more than 800 visionary businesses from across the country. 
Here at Peace Coffee, bicycles are an integral part of our local distribution strategy and delivery team includes two cyclists pounding the Twin Cities streets hauling trailers loaded with…

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