Our Coffee Adventure

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One Saturday, Maybelle and I headed out to a sketchy looking warehouse in the industrial part of town.

Mommy? What are we doing here?

We’re getting coffee.  Really, really good coffee.

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It was snowing.  Remember snow? From three weeks ago? Me neither.  If global warming is wrong; I don’t want to be right.

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No building directory.  No map.  Just a bunch of signs.

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Grand Rapids Coffee Roasters is on the fifth floor, but the freight elevator creeped us out too much.

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Mommy? There are plants growing through the windows.

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Up, up, up we went.  We started to smell the coffee around the third floor.

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Finally, we got there.

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The roaster.  Where it all happens.

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She got some chocolate.  I got some beans.  We agreed; it was totally worth it.

I was not compensated in any way to write this post.  I just love this coffee, and mini-adventures.

Check the March Family Fun calendar for ways your family can have it’s own adventures!

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  1. LOVE this post. I remember the first time I went to GR Coffee Roasters. I was thinking many of the same things. The coffee was awesome, and so was the chocolate.

    It IS a rather interesting building. It’s the same one they use for the West Michigan Co-op pickups.


  2. Michelle says:

    This is awesome. I had no idea it even existed. I’ll have to get down there and check it out. Thanks for posting.


    Big Binder Reply:

    I hope you like it! I already drank all of my coffee and I need to go get more :)