Food Traveler Magazine Winter 2016 - Page 129

Midwest Cultivate Coffee & Tap House street is Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse - a non-profit organization that works to showcase Michigan-made coffee and beer, while raising funds for local hunger organizations! Cultivate is housed in an old auto-garage, and has quickly become the new hot-spot for meetings, events, and afternoon getaways with friends. Book lovers are a part of the equation when it comes to coffee in Ann Arbor. Espresso Bar sits atop a delightful independent bookstore in Downtown Ann Arbor called Literatti. Find a unique book by reading the handwritten and detailed staff reviews, then walk upstairs, order a delicious latte, and delve into the first chapter of your new treasure! Just around the corner is Roos Roast, a boldly flavored roastery and cafe that prides itself on their use of ethically sourced beans. Roos Roast is also home to Michigan’s only Loring Roaster - which has a specialized “Flavor Lock Roasting system,” meaning their coffee tastes delicious and takes 80% less energy to produce than other roasters of its size. Of course, no food-focused article about Ann Arbor could exist without mention of Zingerman’s. Widely known for their mountainous sandwiches, Zingerman’s also dominates the tastebuds of coffee lovers. With rotating specials every month, Zingerman’s calls attention to its Dirty Sheed which is made of two shots of espresso, a shot of Mexican vanilla, ice, and cream. Coffee purists may scoff at the sweetness, because the Mexican vanilla is the true star of this tasty beverage! Mighty Good Coffee Plan your coffee excursion to Ann Arbor today by checking out visitannarbor.org. Milan Coffee Works FoodTraveler l Winter 2016 127