1923 Cafe, Hamtramck, Michigan

Last Saturday I had the pleasure of running the annual Paczki Run in beautiful Hamtramck MichiganHamtramck is an ethnically diverse community nestled within the city of Detroit and is known for its beautiful churches, churcheclectic restaurants, delicious bakeries,  and exotic meat markets.  It also boasts of a vibrant music and arts scene with an annual music festival .  

After consuming my post race paczki I stopped by 1923 Cafe on Holbrook Ave1923 Cafe 1923 for a latte to go.  1923 Cafe (in operation for close to 11 years), is an ideal coffee hangout spot with vintage oak bookshelves and a relaxing backroom for work, study or conversation.  Their coffee is top-notch as well, sourced from nearby Coffee Express Roasting Company from in Plymouth.

If you’re ever in metro Detroit, 1923 Cafe is a great spot to enjoy a fresh roasted cup of coffee in a relaxing atmosphere.  Check them out!  

If you know of a truly unique and local coffee shop that is making strides with their coffee, the team here at Brewtoria would love to hear about them.  We can be contacted at brewtoria@gmail.com or on Twitter  @brewtoria.  As always, Enjoy your Coffee!


Steamers & Breaking Beans Coffee, Lambertville, Michigan

Last Saturday, during a break at my son’s wrestling tournament, I ventured down the road to Steamers Coffee, In Lambertville, MI.

Steamer, Lambertville, MI
Steamers, Lambertville, MI

Lambertville, sits right on the Ohio border and is essentially a part of suburban Toledo Ohio.  It’s one of those unique border towns where you’re not really sure what state you’re in as residents of both states meander about their lives crossing the border without thinking or realizing they’ve entered a different state.

I walked in, close to their 2:00 pm closing time, and the staff was more than welcoming; allowing me to take some photos and “talk coffee” with them as I sipped on my dark roast coffee.   The shop had a well designed decor with beautiful coffee art and comfortable tables and chairs throughout. cow

When I asked about their coffee, the team was proud to tell me about Breaking Beans Coffee in nearby Monroe Michigan. Breaking Beans has a great story behind them.

Breaking Beans Coffee, Monroe, Michigan
Breaking Beans Coffee, Monroe, Michigan

Their mission is to train and employ adults with disabilities in all aspects of the coffee business.  The manager at Steamers shared the story of Breaking Beans and I could see and hear her passion for what they do.  I told them I would be happy to feature them on my blog and help to spread the word.  I listened intently and then perused a few of their coffee roasts for sale at Steamers.  They had an extensive selection of light, medium, dark and flavored roast coffees.

Steamers Coffee Bar is located at 3500 W. Sterns Rd. in Lambertville, MI.  Breaking Bean Coffee can be contacted at (734) 847-2203 and at www.bbkoffee.com

If you know of a truly unique and local coffee shop that is making strides with their coffee, or connecting with people in a great way, Brewtoria would love to hear about them.  We can be contacted at brewtoria@gmail.com or on Twitter @brewtoria.  As always, Enjoy your Coffee!


Macchiato Wit, or Widdout?

Brewtoria recently had a chance to conduct a Twitter interview (Twitter-view) of Philly’s own Cara Mia @CaraMiaSG.  She delivered some thought provoking tweet responses on her love of coffee.  Enjoy!

Cara Mia enjoying her morning coffee!
Cara Mia enjoying her morning coffee

Brewtoria: What is your favorite type of coffee? Espresso, latte, black no cream?

Cara Mia: I love espresso and macchiatos.

Brew: Are you strictly a morning coffee gal, or are you known to go for an afternoon or evening coffee?

CM: I’ll drink coffee anytime of day!

Brew: Mug or paper cup, and what are some of your favorite coffee shops in your area?

CM:  Definitely a mug, and I love Starbucks!

Brew:  What do you love more, a Starbucks Macchiato, or a Philly Cheese Steak?

CM:  Jeez! That’s a tough one, I both.  Can I choose to have a Philly Cheese Steak WITH a Starbucks Macchiato?

Brew:  Do you have any parting thoughts to share on what coffee means to you?

CM:  Coffee is my lifeline,  = happiness

Cara Mia can be found on Twitter at @CaraMiaSG where she tweets about her passions, coffee, wine, bacon, and fitness.  She is a proud Philly veteran wife and fully backs the United States Marine Corps.  She co-hosts a wine chat on Tuesdays at 9pm #WiningHourChat.

As always Brewtoria is looking for more people to share their love of coffee. If your story needs to be heard, feel free to contact us at brewtoria@gmail.com or on twitter @brewtoria.  Enjoy your coffee!