Organic matters at the 2017 Minnesota State Fair
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Every year nearly 2 million people descend on Minnesota's capital city to get together and celebrate the best 12 days of summer. As summer begins to fade into autumn and children begin the beg their parents for a few more days of freedom, the Minnesota State Fair kicks off with its miles of food on a stick, butter sculptures, and thrill rides on the mig…
Alchemy Series: Triunfo Verde Cooperative
Our first Alchemy Series Coffee is Back Coffee from the Triunfo Verde Cooperative is very special here at Peace Coffee. This farmer group produced coffee that became our first ever Alchemy Series release 5 years ago. Since then, 20 coffees have come through this limited series. This year’s return of the Triunfo Verde Cooperative coffee from Mexico brings a few changes to the Alchemy Seri…
Summer in your glass
Summertime and we’re thinking about drinking... Delicious cold beverages, of the caffeinated variety. And no, we are not talking about drinks to pump you up, keep you awake all night, or get you amped. We mean delicately crafted, sippable signs of summer. Drinks to enjoy in the sun and make the best of our most hospitable of seasons! This year’s lineup includes: Chai Pop! Somewhe…
A savory match made in heaven
There are few things more distinctive in the Twin Cities brunch scene than the Savory Waffle from the Birchwood Cafe. The brilliance behind presenting something we usually perceive as a sweet dish, like a waffle, in a savory suit comes from Chef Marshall Paulsen. Marshall has been with the Birchwood Cafe for 10 years and has beautifully accented owner Tracy Singelton's mission to support a loca…
same coffee, new hands
It seems like just yesterday we opened our garden-themed coffee counter in the Lakewinds Co-op in Richfield. After a three-year growing season, we've come to the conclusion that while coffee is the right answer for the space, Lakewinds should operate it, instead of us. On June 1st we officially hand over the operations to them. As part of the transition, we've already begun training their team…
To Earth Week and Beyond!
Earth Week at Peace Coffee has always been full of hopeful declarations, conspiring events, and uniting moments with our friends on the front lines of Mother Nature’s bidding. Over the years, we have had the privilege to partner with great earth advocates during this time like #30DaysOfBiking, local cafe partners (Common Roots and Birchwood Cafe) celebrating earth-conscious patrons, and C…
Announcing two new coffees!!
We proudly welcome two new coffees into our lineup, available today! Tree Hugger Blend Trees have a special place in a coffee lover’s heart; naturally an understory plant, organic coffee thrives under a canopy of shade trees that help regenerate the soil, feed families, and generally make our planet a better place. We’re proud to call ourselves tree huggers. Twenty years and coun…
Change is brewing.
For many years we’ve been expertly roasting single origin coffees to highlight their intrinsic qualities and crafting perfectly balanced blends that harmonize complex regional characteristics. We have offered nearly 20 different coffee varieties year-round, in addition to our seasonal and Alchemy coffees. To say that it’s been a feat to carry that many coffees and deliver consistent…
Fapecafes Ecuador - Alchemy #20
In the beginning of 2016, many of our staff gathered to plan out the year’s coffees, including seasonals and limited releases like those in our Alchemy Series. We knew that our number of iterations in the series was creeping near #20, and we all thought...wouldn’t it be amazing if we could release Alchemy #20 this year, our 20th? The gears began to turn as we plotted out which small…
Spring Drinks 2017
Spring is on it’s way, and as the new season drifts in on the wings of our favorite pollinators we’ve been busy dreaming up a few dandy drinks to welcome it. Every year in the first weeks of February we sit down over espressos (okay, maybe a few bottles of War & Peace too) and try to capture the spirit of spring in caffeinated-liquid form. On those nights, we’re reminded h…