Coffee Culture


Inside The Commons

Inside The Commons

  Maybe you’ve heard that we’re at work on a third location. That, sometime later this year we will open the doors (so to speak) of our storefront at Greenville’s...
Home Barista / Alli Claridge

Home Barista / Alli Claridge

I knock on the kitchen door at Alli Claridge’s house and am greeted first by a caramel-colored shepherd head popping up over the patio wall. It’s Maggie, The Claridge’s friendly...
The EXPO Files

The EXPO Files

The Specialty Coffee Association’s annual EXPO is a lot like Disneyworld. Hear me out. Like Disney, EXPO tries to pack more into 3-5 days than is humanly possible. There are...
The Decaf Revival

The Decaf Revival

A coffee shop menu is a many-splendored thing. In most shops, they read like a choose your own adventure novel, offering an origin for all tastes, a sweetener for all...
Home Barista / Andrew Sutton

Home Barista / Andrew Sutton

Hospitality in a specialty cafe requires the baristas to be on their top game - attentive, well-paced, ready to be thrown a wrench every now and then. At home, baristas...

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