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Give back with every sip! When you sign up for Water Street’s Loyalty Rewards, you earn three rew...
We are so excited to launch our first ready-to-drink bottled beverage! Introducing our bottled Do...
Working with our old friend and Master Woodworker Rob Chamberlin, newly-crafted furniture in the salon at our Oakland café is now ready for a whole new era of stories.
We decided to celebrate our 25th anniversary by giving back to the community. Dubbed Grounds for Giving, we’re donating 1% of wholesale purchases from 2018, totaling more than $10,000, to eight community-focused non-profits.
Sign up for Water Street’s Loyalty Rewards and you can help support Can-Do Kitchen from January through March 2019.
Matcha, often known for its spiritual and health benefits, has a long history dating back to 9th century Japan. Once only accessible by elite, Zen practitioners and samurai warrior classes, now you can enjoy this revered drink at all of our café locations.
Now, with every dollar you spend at Water Street, you earn three rewards points. These points can then be redeemed for discounts, OR you can choose to donate directly to a local non-profit.
Water Street Coffee's Roastmaster, Seth Chapman, visited Costa Rica in March 2018 to meet some of our suppliers and learn more about the region.
In December of 2017, Water Street owner, Mark Smutek, traveled to Ethiopia to experience and learn firsthand how coffee in Ethiopia is grown and processed.
There are many unique names for all the coffee drinks out there, and it can get confusing. What i...
We’re making it a little easier for you to enjoy fresh Water Street coffee at home with our Coffee Subscription Service.
Grocery stores often have limited shelf space, so The People’s Food Co-op and Water Street got creative and collaborated to build a beautiful custom displays.
Bronson Methodist Hospital is one of the longest and most integrated partnerships. Water Street has been serving their team, staff, and patients for over 10 years at multiple Bronson locations.
We took some time to talk with our Roastmaster, Seth Chapman, after he returned from his Origin Trip to Chiapas, Mexico.
On our final day we visited a dry-mill located in Independencia. Here we participated in a comprehensive cupping session as well as a full tour of the mill.
As our first drive-thru only location, it was important to us that we still create that Water Street feel. Despite not having an eat-in cafe, we wanted this building to encompass the love of architecture, desire to create a unique space, and elements of Kalamazoo’s history and community that are seen in each of our cafes.
The drive to the first destination on our second day was a trying one. Following twisty, winding, bumpy roads up the mountains for about an hour and a half, we finally arrived at Ojo de Agua in the early afternoon.
We are excited to announce our partnership with the Kalamazoo Humane Society during the month September in 2016.
Traveling to a coffee producing country is what the coffee industry refers to as an ‘origin trip.’ This travel is often necessary in understanding where our coffee comes from and is an important experience from the largest importers down to the smallest micro-roasters.
Tea varies as much in appearance as the different faces of men. ~Hui-tsung, The Chinese Emperor (...
Have you seen the coffee bags with the signature green label? These special bags represent our current Fresh Crop coffee offerings. With a limited availability and some truly brilliant characteristics, these coffees are incredibly special and we thought you ought to know!
When the colder days settle in, it is officially hot chocolate season at Water Street Coffee! Learn how to make our favorite hot chocolate recipe at home.
Introducing ARP at Water Street Coffee Joint It’s September at Water Street! To us that means see...
We ran a company wide Drink Recipe Competition to see what our baristas, kitchen staff, and roaster staff might have up their sleeves!
We are excited to announce the WSCJ Oakland Refresh, a front- and back-of-house redesign to keep our café vibrant, fresh and help improve the customer experience.
Water Street Coffee is excited to have acquired this coffee through a direct trade partnership with a family farm in Panama called Finca Hartmann.
Dipping your toes into the world of tea can be overwhelming. Like with coffee, it seems like there is an endless variety of flavors and options. Here's a look at the basic categories of teas.
If you like your coffee clean and pure, the Chemex brewing method is for you!