25 Jul '15, 4pm

Coffee Culture in Western Michigan: The Next Big Thing is Already Here

Coffee Culture in Western Michigan: The Next Big Thing is Already Here

“If you wanted something good, you had to make it yourself,” says Kurt Stauffer, who co-owns Rowster Coffee in Grand Rapids with Stephen Curtis, of how his upbringing in Michigan has affected his work. “We did a lot of camping, hunting, fishing, boating which were always centered on or around water. There was a river in my backyard and we used to bowfish for northern pike and suckers and smoke them…. we canoed all over the place, and when we went to the cabin up north or in Canada, the kids would always find an ancient wooden or aluminum rowboat that we could row around the lake and fish. That’s us: respect for the outdoors, a love for doing it ourselves from start to finish. Independent, simple, low-tech, rustic, appreciation for the things themselves without extras and without pretense.”

Full article: http://baristamagazine.com/blog/coffee-culture-in-western...

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