2014 MN State Fair Recap
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 Blend …
Featured Brews: Nocturnal Brew + Alchemy Series #11
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 team c…
Now Certified Bike Friendly!
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. â€¨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 350 …
Minneapolis Bike Tour 2014!
Minneapolis Parks and Rec
The recreational bike tour for all ages and abilities spans the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway System. Proceeds from the Minneapolis BikeTour will benefit bike safety and education events for Minneapolis youth as well as bike trail improvement projects throughout the system. There will be three routes to participate in, 16-mile, 25-mile and 32-mile, and they are closed to motorized traffic. All rou…
Open Streets Mpls: Nicollet Ave
Come help us celebrate Nicollet Avenue businesses with the MPLS Bike Coalition! The 5th edition of the MPLS Open Streets Neighborhood Festival is sure to be a hit as folks explore Nicollet Ave for a street celebration like no other! Enjoy the freedom of Nicollet Ave from Lake Street to 46th Ave South with no worries about our 4-wheeled friends. We will post our exact location on Sunday morning,…
St. Paul Bike Classic
Come out and explore all the charm of our Capital City while sipping on some delicious Breakaway or Twin Cities Blend. We'll see you out there.
Barista Camp Recap
our shops, quality
Four times a year, in four different parts of the country, coffee-folk step out from behind their espresso machines, travel in some cases for hundreds of miles, and gather together...behind different espresso machines. Where else? It’s called Barista Camp and it’s sponsored by the Barista Guild of the Specialty Coffee Association of America. If it sounds sort of nerdy, well, it is.…
Hello New Shop
Our new shop is opening this weekend--if you're in the Twin Cities area, stop by for a cup, and to join in all the Grand Opening festivities at the new Lakewinds Food Co-op in Richfield. For our second location, we've embarked on an unique partnership with Lakewinds Food Co-op, marking the first time that a food co-op and a local roaster have come together to provide coffee to shoppers. F…
Now Available at Target
One of the most compelling stories for us at Peace Coffee is the story of our origin. If you’ve ever met me, you’ve likely heard me explain that we were born out of late-night conversations between Mexican coffee farmers and our parent organization, the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP). The year was 1996, coffee prices were at all-time lows, and farmers stressed tha…
teaming up against rust
Anne Costello, Peace Coffee Director of Coffee
Perhaps you've seen headlines recently prophesying disaster in the coffeelands and the end of cheap coffee. It's not just hyperbole or a bunch of clickbait: a fungus is eating away at coffee crops. Coffee leaf rust, often referred to by its Spanish name, roya, is a fungus that attacks the leaves of the coffee tree, causing them to drop. Weakened plants produce lower yields and their cherrie…