Coffee on Draft

new N7 Café offers nitro coffee on wheels

Attention all caffeine fiends of the Chippewa Valley: Eau Claire has another coffee outlet wheeling its way into town, and I’m not just waxing lyrical about it. That’s right: N7 Café is a mobile café that offers cold brew coffee as well as nitro coffee on draft ...

Increasing the Tempo

downtown coffee shop Caffe Tempo opening Water Street location

Just two blocks west of UW-Eau Claire’s lower campus along Water Street, a new coffee shop with a familiar name, Caffe Tempo, hopes to be a place where people of all ages and a range of artistic ...

Cart and Soul

Soul Brewed mobile coffee finds a home in downtown Eau Claire

The beans are sealed in an unbleached, soft brown envelope of a bag. The company name, Soul Brewed Coffee Roasters, is scrawled in a seemingly quill-inked print. An evergreen stands tall beside the name, as if nature ...

The Coffee King: the UWEC grad behind Seattle’s Best

Jim Stewart didn’t always love coffee. In fact, as a UW-Eau Claire student in the 1960s, he generally avoided the stuff. “It was just nauseating,” he recalls now. “I didn’t like it.” He does remember one cup he enjoyed, however, a mug of java he drank in his kitchen ...

Honestly Good Coffee

expertly slow-roasted beans at Honest Roast

When it comes to coffee, everyone has a different opinion. Some prefer it black, some prefer a little coffee with their creamer, and some go for the fancy syrups and Splenda packets. But regardless of your preferences of half-and-half ...

Acoustic Café: Still Rocking

downtown EC hangout celebrates 20th year

Tucked on a corner in downtown Eau Claire, a well-known café where people of all ages and backgrounds gather for a refreshing meal, a cup of coffee, or to listen to some good music and catch up with friends, is celebrating its 20th anniversary ...

History Served Hot: Evolutions in Coffee

Why do we love coffee so much here in the Chippewa Valley? It could be in the water – literally.

Long before words like “espresso” and “latte” entered everyday English, long before there was a coffee shop on every corner, and long before every gas station featured a “cappuccino” dispenser, coffee was an integral part of Chippewa Valley ...