It’s cold out there, but warm in your coffee cup! Choose local with these great Michigan coffee roasters and tea makers:
Dancing Crane Farm
Located in Skandia, this family-owned and -operated roaster uses fair trade beans to bring sustainable flavor to your morning (as well as growing seasonal produce like garlic and potatoes!) With their sample pack, you can find your personal favorite from their single origin, blend and espresso beans. Put your order in on their website!
Bloom Wildcraft teas use wild foraged ingredients from Northern Michigan to create delicious and intentional flavors, perfect for Winter sipping! Start with Chai Buzz, which uses Yaupon Holly, the only native North American plant that contains caffeine. With dried apples for a touch of sweetness, this tea packs a punch of flavor and a subtle burst of energy without the crash. You can order Chai Buzz or other foraged teas on their website.
Littlefoot Coffee Roasters
Local Grand Rapids coffee company Littlefoot is instantly recognizable by their cute furry friend on every bag. Make sure you never miss a day with this adorable creature (and their flavorful roasts) by setting yourself up with a subscription to 12oz, 2lb, or 5lb bags roasted to order, based on preference and delivered for free. Get started on their website!
Arbor Teas of Ann Arbor focuses on sustainable tea sourcing, and makes a caffeine-free tea with zing in their Ginger Chili Tisane. Leaving you with lingering heat on a Winter’s day, the spicy chili notes are a great counterbalance to the aromatic rosemary, orange and ginger, and go great with a touch of honey. You can order your compostable bag of this loose leaf blend on their website!
Les Cheneaux Coffee Roasters
Hailing from Cedarville, Les Cheneaux Coffee Roasters is the result of the dreams of David and Jennifer Gough and the support of their community. You can show off your love for the UP and keep your coffee fresh by picking up a branded Miir canister and a brew at the same time. Check it out on their website!
Baobab Fare of Detroit creates relationships with coffee farmers to ensure responsible growing practices and to make sure as much money as possible ends up in the farmer’s pocket. Grown and harvested near the Matongo village at the Bwayi Washing Station, Baobab Fare’s Burundi Single Origin light roast coffee exemplifies their dedication to sharing the highest quality coffee. Pick up a bag from their website!
Are you sipping local this Winter? Find your closest coffee stop in our Find Food and Farms Directory!
Emma Beauchamp is the former Editor in Chief for Taste the Local Difference.